Green joins Winshape as senior director of homes

Published 3:00 am Friday, June 3, 2016

Former Troy resident Dr. Riley Green, transitioned into his new position as Senior Director of Homes with the WinShape Foundation on June 1. Green will oversee three areas: WinShape Foster Home Program, WinShape Homes Child Placement Agency, which helps foster children to be place into permanent loving homes, and WinShape Independent Living Program, which ensures young adults are able to live in nurturing environments well into their early adulthood.

Dr. Riley Green

Dr. Riley Green

Green will champion the mission of WinShape Homes, which is accepting children as God’s special gifts into Christ-centered families, guiding them on a lifelong journey to discover their unique, God-given potential.

“I’m looking forward to leading and growing the WinShape Homes ministry to serve more families and children, not only in the state of Georgia but also wherever the Lord may lead,” Green said.

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Green previously served as the vice president of administration with the Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries (ABCH). In that role, he was directly involved in every aspect of the Alabama Baptist ministry from providing homes, counseling services and educational opportunities for children, to assisting families in their greatest time of need.

After serving ABCH for nearly 20 years, Green said he will miss being involved in the annual ABCH Camp of Champions, the opportunity to partner with the remarkable people that work at ABCH and the opportunity to work with the foster and house parents.

“Their willingness to take care of the kids in their homes is humbling,” Green said. “It has been a delight to partner with them to do their work better and I look forward to doing that through WinShape.”

Green received his Doctor of Education from Nova Southeastern University and a Masters of Theological Studies from Beeson Divinity School.

Green and his wife, Yvonne, have been married for 25 years and have three sons, Whitten, 22, who recently graduated from Mississippi College with a bachelor’s in business administration; Mark, 20, who will be a junior at the University of Mobile and plays on the varsity soccer team; and Will, 16, who is a junior in high school and the House Chair of his class at Westminster, Oak Mountain.

The WinShape Foundation provides meaningful experiences and engaging connections that develop individual, strengthen relationships and expose people to God’s grace and truth. The WinShape Foundation was created by Truett Cathy and his wife, Jeannettte, in 1982 out of a desire to “shape winners.” The vision is to strengthen families and bring people closer to God and each other.