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Faith-based nonprofit names VP of finance

May 25, 2016
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Scott DeVries
Scott DeVries. Courtesy Bethany Christian Services

A man with more than 30 years of experience in finance is the new vice president of finance at a local faith-based nonprofit.

Bethany Christian Services in Grand Rapids, which aims to protect and enhance the lives of children and families, said last month that it has promoted Scott DeVries, formerly director of finance, to the role.

DeVries will provide direction and oversee all aspects of finance for the nonprofit, while serving in a "more integral role" with the senior executive team and board of directors.

Bill Blacquiere, president and CEO at Bethany, said Davis' “guidance and direction” have been “key to the organization carrying out our strategic priorities.”

DeVries said he’s “blessed to work for an organization with a mission that is near and dear to my heart,” and he’s “grateful to be part of a collaborative team of professionals who use their talents each day to further the mission of Bethany Christian Services.”

“As stewards of both public and private funding, Bethany is committed to the values of financial integrity and transparency throughout the organization,” DeVries said.

DeVries’ background

An employee at Bethany since 2001, DeVries has also served as an accounting manager at the organization.

Previously, DeVries was a controller and chief financial officer at the Hamilton Farm Bureau Cooperative and worked in public accounting in the Grand Rapids and Holland areas.

While living in Holland, he also served three terms as treasurer for his church council.

DeVries is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. in accountancy from Calvin College.

Bethany

Bethany Christian Services offers a range of services: family preservation; family counseling; foster care; infant and foster care adoption; post-adoption services; youth services; refugee and immigrant services; and pregnancy support.

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