William G. Beattie

Bill Beattie is founder and Chairman Emeritus 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). 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.


Executive board

Dr. Neil Tan, Acting Chairman, Retired Executive Pastor, Walnut Hill Community Church, Ridgefield, CT

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

Mr. Keith Eng, Ridgefield

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

Mr. Donald Lewis, Nestle, Danbury, CT

Rev. Thomas Lounsbury, Lighthouse Ministries Int’l, Danbury, CT

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

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

Mr. Bruce Tuomala, Sisu Group, Roxbury, CT

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


Officers

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

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

Deacon Michael P. Ronan, Secretary, Newtown, CT