Leland Sapp Assumes Responsibilities of CEO

Leland Sapp, Peaceful Living CEOPeaceful Living is pleased to announce that Leland Sapp, former Vice President of Operations, has assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer. Leland joined the Peaceful Living team in July of 2015 and quickly embraced the Belonging Model™ of care.

Leland earned a Bachelor of Science from Milligan College and a Master of Ministry from Kentucky Christian University. He has held numerous roles in the intellectual disability field throughout his career. Leland plans to lead with a clear focus on our mission of “Creating belonging for people with disabilities within a faith community.”

Mark Abissi, Board President, said, “The Board is very happy to have Leland Sapp provide leadership to the next season in the life of Peaceful Living.”

CEO and Founder of Peaceful Living Retires

Celebrating Joe Landis’ 44 years of service to people with disabilities

On Saturday, May 20, more than 275 of Joe’s friends, family, colleagues, staff and families served through the years gathered to celebrate his service and the next chapter of his story.

Music by the Firefly Gals and Timberdoodle Crossing and food by Crystal Rose Catering provided the perfect atmosphere for catching up with friends. It was only fitting that the event took place at Dock Mennonite Academy where Joe began his journey.

Below you will find some of our favorite images from the event.

Many thanks to those of you who joined us to help make Joe’s day so special.

 

 

Joe Landis Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award from PAR

Recently our CEO and fearless leader Joe Landis received a Lifetime Achievement Award from PA Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disability. Surrounded by colleagues and long-time friends, Joe humbly accepted the award noting that he has always felt “called” to serve people with disabilities and that it has been a joy to work with the members of PAR. Congratulations Joe!

Easter Festivities 2017

Creative Gifts Easter Egg Hunt

Recently participants and staff from all three Creative Gifts locations gathered at the office in Harleysville for a great big Easter Egg Hunt. It was great to have folks from all three locations all together in one place. Below are some highlights.

Residential Easter Activities

Our homes also had a lot of fun with Easter activities. Ms. Carly had an egg hunt and picnic with her staff and their families; David and the guys at Gehman worked on a bunny craft with Pam; and Sue, our Director of Residential Services, helped out dying eggs at Jubilee.

Volunteers of the Month

Meet our Social Programs Volunteers of the Month for March

This month we celebrate not one, but two volunteers! Sarah and Chris first started volunteering with our SOUL Club and now volunteer their time with our SOUL 2 group. It was obvious from the start just how awesome these two were. They become fast friends with everyone and have a way of making our individuals feel special. They always welcome our friends with a smile and go above and beyond the call of duty. We feel extremely thankful for them and all they do!

To get more up-to-date news on all of our Social Programs, like our Facebook page.

A Journey to Belonging – Annual Report 2016

Find out more about what has been going on at Peaceful Living this past year as our journey to belonging continues.

Included are stories about a staff member’s life-long passion for working with people with disabilities, our pARTners Art Exhibit at the Bucks County Justice Center, the importance of community partnerships in finding Belonging, and a memorial tribute for the special friends we lost last year.

Click here to download the full report.