William G. Beattie

Bill Beattie is founder and chairman of Jericho Partnership, Inc. Raised by his mother in North Philadelphia, he was a city kid - at risk of dropping out of school - but was mentored by his youth pastor and his high school chemistry teacher. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord at 16.

Following a profound personal experience in 1996, he sensed a calling to serve God among the at-risk youth of his community. He founded Pathways Danbury, which enlists men from several metro-Danbury, CT. urban and suburban churches to mentor boys (www.pdymct.net). Currently, 50 boys are in the program. Since the founding of Pathways Danbury, more than 80 percent of the boys have graduated from high school, and 80 percent of those have gone on to college. In 2005, Bill felt called to assist other Christian agencies serving the Danbury community, and founded Jericho Partnership to serve the youth, homeless and other at-risk populations of Danbury.

Bill majored in metallurgical engineering at Lehigh University, and was awarded an M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh. He worked for Union Carbide Corp. in various marketing and management positions in the United States and South Africa until 1986, when he formed and became chief executive officer of Strategic Minerals Corp., a privately-owned mining and metals company headquartered in Danbury. He sold his interests in the company in 2006 to the Evraz Group, a Russian steel producer.

Bill and his wife, Kathie, have been married for more than 50 years. They have three children and seven grandchildren. He is a member of the Walnut Hill Community Church in Bethel, CT., where he serves on the elder board.


LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

Mr. Bill Beattie, Chairman, Jericho Partnership, Danbury, CT

Mrs. Carrie L. Amos, President, Jericho Partnership, New Fairfield, CT

Mr. Neil Tan, Retired Executive Pastor, Walnut Hill Community Church, Ridgefield, CT

Apostle Bobby Gardner, Victory Christian Center, Danbury, CT

Rev. David Hutchinson, Christ the Shepherd Presbyterian Church, Danbury, CT

Rev. Dr. Thomas Lounsbury, Lighthouse Ministries, Intl., Danbury, CT

Rev. Brian Mowrey, Walnut Hill Community Church, Bethel, CT

Rev. Leroy Parker, New Hope Baptist Church, Danbury, CT

Mr. John Porter, Retired, Pound Ridge, NY


Executive board

Mr. Bill Beattie, Chairman, Jericho Partnership, Danbury, CT

Mr. Neil Tan, Retired Executive Pastor, Walnut Hill Community Church, Ridgefield, CT

Mrs. Lori Angel, Angel Foundation, Ridgefield, CT

Mr. Keith Eng, AIG, Ridgefield

Mr. Charles Galda, GE Capital, Brookfield, CT

Mr. William Indelicato, Sr., Retired CEO Valley National Gases, Inc., New Canaan, CT

Mrs. Valory Omasta, Western Connecticut Physical Therapy, Danbury, CT

Mr. Elmer Palma, Elmer's Diner, Danbury, CT

Mr. John Porter, Retired, Pound Ridge, NY

Mr. Michael Roehl, IBM, New Fairfield, CT

Mr. Paul Scalzo, Sr., Scalzo Group Real Estate Services, Inc., Bethel CT

Mr. Peter V. Scalzo, Sr., PVS Management LLC, Bethel, CT

Mr. Tim Seibert, Seibert Insurance Agency, LLC, Danbury, CT

Mrs. Pam Szen, New Canaan Library, Brookfield, CT

Mr. Bruce Tuomala, Sisu Group, Roxbury, CT

Mr. Michael Weiss, Sr., Morgan Stanley, New Milford, CT


advisory board

Mr. Bill Beattie, Chairman, Jericho Partnership, Danbury, CT

Pastor Keri Baldelli, His Vineyard Christian Fellowship, Bethel, CT

Rev. Chuck Bonadies, Ridgefield Baptist Church, Ridgefield, CT

Pastor Jacques Cailleau, French Speaking Baptist Church, Danbury, CT

Rev. Al Coelho, Faith Church, New Milford, CT

Pastor Silvani DaSilva, COMPAS, Danbury, CT

Apostle Bobby Gardner, Victory Christian Center, Danbury, CT

Rev. Allen German, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Danbury, CT

Rev. Dr. Charles Hambrick-Stowe, First Congregational Church of Ridgefield, Ridgefield, CT

Rev. Walter Harper, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Danbury, CT

Rev. David Hutchinson, Christ the Shepherd Presbyterian Church, Danbury, CT

Rev. Cresse Inge, Trinity Christian Tabernacle, Danbury, CT

Rev. Tim Kuhn, Faith at Newtown, Newtown, CT

Rev. Dr. Thomas Lounsbury, Lighthouse Ministries, Intl., Danbury, CT

Rev. Sandro Mesquita, Capilla Danbury, Danbury, CT

Rev. Phil Morgan, First Assembly of God, Brookfield, CT

Rev. Brian Mowrey, Walnut Hill Community Church, Bethel, CT

Rev. Quavon Newton, Mount Pleasant AME Zion, Danbury, CT

Rev. Charles Oliveira, Christian Community Church, Danbury, CT

Rev. Leroy Parker, New Hope Baptist Church, Danbury, CT

Rev. Ramon Ramos, Jr., Kingdom Way Pentcostal Church, Danbury, CT

Rev. Joseph Shepley, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Brookfield, CT

Rev. V.P. Thomas, Zion Pentecostal Church, Danbury, CT

Rev. Sothy Trang, Cambodian New Life Evangelical Church, Danbury, CT

Pastor Evelyn Weber, Higher Ground Ministries, Danbury, CT

Bishop Henry Whitmire, Mountain Church of God, Brookfield, CT

Rev. Christopher Yount, New Life United Methodist Church, New Fairfield, CT


Officers

Mrs. Carrie L. Amos, President, Jericho Partnership, New Fairfield, CT

Mr. John Porter, Treasurer/Director, Pound Ridge, NY

Mr. Michael P. Ronan, Secretary, Newtown, CT