BILLINGS- The Montana Rescue Mission announced Wednesday that Executive Director Perry Roberts will retire Dec. 31.
Roberts has served as executive director since 2010. He started with the rescue mission in downtown Billings in 2003, volunteering on the food truck, and served as a board member from 2004 to 2010.
In a news release, Roberts said he made the decision last year because of health problems he faced then. He said he’s strived to transform lives at the shelter.
“Our guests, the people we serve, have been my top priority,” Roberts said. “More than simply providing shelter, we have endeavored to change the lives of our guests by providing the tools necessary to live a successful life in Christ, to heal broken relationships, to have accountability, and to contribute back to our community. If we have accomplished that during my tenure, then it means we have also been good stewards of the support we receive from the community to do what we do.”
The Montana Rescue Mission will hold a retirement party 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 6 at its conference room at 2902 Minnesota Ave. Gifts can be sent in his honor to Montana Rescue Mission, PO Box 3232 Billings, MT 59101 or online at www.montanarescuemission.org.