NY CityServe is pleased to announce that its Executive Leadership Committee has appointed Guy Wasko as the new Executive Director effective January 1, 2017.
“A movement like NY CityServe deserves a world class leader– someone with a passion for the city and a vision for the collective impact the Church can make when operating in unity. Guy Wasko is that kind of leader, and I’m eager to see how God uses him to further expand the Gospel impact of NY CityServe under his leadership.”-Kevin Palau, President of the Luis Palau Association
“I am so excited for my friend Guy Wasko and his new role as Executive Director of NY City Serve. He will lead the charge of collaborating, serving and loving on NYC!” –Rev. Adam Durso, D.D., Executive Director NYC Leadership Center, NYC Mayor’s Clergy Advisory Council
Wasko began collaborating with other Pastors to love and serve the city when he moved here in 2009. In 2014 he joined the NY CityServe Executive Leadership Committee, and quickly became an asset to the team. Among his many contributions to NY CityServe, Wasko facilitated the design and implementation of a new strategic plan to accomplish the mission of celebrating and accelerating collaborative groups that love and serve the city.
“I joined NY CityServe because I love New York City, and I am passionate about collaboration, justice and helping people live meaningful lives. I firmly believe that Jesus’ prayer in John 17 is for unity and serves as an apologetic for the world. As the faith community of New York works together for the flourishing of the city, not only is the Church strengthened, but the City is transformed as well,” said Wasko.
Wasko is a church planter and founding pastor of Trinity Grace Church East Village in Lower Manhattan (tgceastvillage.com). He is also the founder of The Claritive Group, an organization committed to creating personal strategic plans so people can uniquely live off the pages of their own story (claritivegroup.com). He has earned a Masters in Theology and a Masters in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, and he is currently a Doctoral candidate at Capital Seminary in Strategic Leadership (ABD). He lives in the East Village of Manhattan with his wife and three daughters.
While this new role as Executive Director is part time, Wasko stands ready to engage the faith community of New York City to love and serve the city. As Executive Director, Wasko will oversee and develop collaborative groups with a goal of expanding networks throughout the five boroughs to accomplish the mission of NY CityServe. He will also continue to strengthen the institutional structure, board governance, and formation, as well as develop new growth strategies for the organization.
Through the incredible and generous work of the Luis Palau Association, NY CityServe got its start in the summer of 2014 and officially launched a year later. Today, NY CityServe is a large network of hundreds of churches across all five boroughs. NY CityServe is committed to celebrating and accelerating collaborations that love and serve the City of New York. Together we have invested tens of thousands of dollars and volunteer hours in loving and serving New York and her amazing people. As we move into the future, the faith community will continue to play a central and vital role in the life of New York, and NY CityServe gets to play a small part in helping the city flourish as churches unite for the common good.