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Announcing Asian Access' New President

Joe HandleyJoe Handley (Joseph W. Handley, Jr.), who is currently on staff at Rolling Hills Congregational Church in southern California.

Last night was a sleepless night as I prepared for the announcement that would hit on June 16. The news release is set to hit a bunch of media outlets in about an hour. As part of my role as VP for Communications, I am responsible for these kinds of announcements -- internal and external communication.

Over the past 2 weeks, I have worked feverishly on getting everything ready for this public announcement. But at the same time, we needed to wait until all the appropriate people at Rolling Hills Covenant Church were informed of Joe's decision. So it had to be worked on without anyone really knowing about it. It is tricky, let me tell you.

During this quick-paced project, there have been many emails and coordination with those in California, North Carolina, Vancouver and even Argentina. I am thankful for Skype and iChat/AIM and good old fashioned email to get these things done. I've been functioning on very little sleep as I have worked on writing copy, coding website pages, upgrading software and uploading a number of introductory pieces of information (biographical profile, public statements, FAQs, letters, Japanese translations of some of these documents, and a video clip.

I am thankful to Loren Roberts of Hearken Creative Services, who has worked with me on a great project "A2:REDEFINED" DVD. Loren filmed Joe Handley and his family and cranked out 2 video clips within days. He's incredibly gifted.

Please take a look at our new president:

I am also thankful to Bruce Johnson, Interim President of Asian Access and to Elliott Snuggs, VP for Operations who empowered me to make it all happen.

Joe has amazed me in how much he has been able to focus on both Rolling Hills and Asian Access simultaneously. Please be praying for Joe & Silk Handley and their children as they make this big transtion. I am eager to work with Joe. He starts at Asian Access on June 30, 2008.

Check out the announcement on AsianAccess.org and learn about Joe Handley!

By the way, if you feel I have ignored you and your email recently, all I can say is, "I'm sorry, but now you know why."

I'm going to bed now... I hope.

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