Breakthrough Announces New CEO

Andy Houltberg
We are proud to announce the appointment of Rev. Andy Houltberg as our new CEO!
After our former CEO Dr. Barbara Andres retired in 2021, we’ve been searching and praying for the right person to help Breakthrough move forward with the work that helps people thrive in our community.
“As a human services organization, we’ve experienced the economic stressors that everyone has, and we’re ready to move forward with the work that helps people recover and thrive in our community. Andy will enhance our collaborations within the state and be an outstanding champion for those we serve,” said Breakthrough Board President, Mark Dennett.
Andy comes to us from his position as Executive Director with Ashby House in Salina, Kan. Ashby House is an organization offering a sober-living environment for women and families. While serving in that role, he was instrumental in developing a new strategic plan for the organization, stabilizing operations, and building new partnerships with key service organizations in the community.
“I am looking forward to working alongside the compassionate and caring Breakthrough team. I believe we can find new ways of deepening relationships within the community of Wichita and the State of Kansas,” said Andy.
In 2021, he was ordained in the Episcopal Church. Prior to that, he served as pastor to the members of Emmanual Foursquare Church in Salina, Kan. and was Field Director for Kansas City’s Prison Fellowship.
Andy earned his Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, completed his Anglican Studies, and has been trained in trauma-informed spiritual care.
Read the official press release at this LINK.
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