Thank you – we have a few reasons to celebrate!

We are filled with gratitude as we reflect on our September 19 Celebration of Belonging honoring the life and work of Dr. Helen Rawson Early.

Thank you to everyone who helped to make the evening a meaningful celebration and a huge success! Because of your support, the event far surpassed our expectations:

  • Over $48,000 was raised to create belonging for individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism
  • Three chartered bus trips (one for each Day Program site) were fully funded by donors during the live auction
  • Nine glider benches (one for each Residential home) were sponsored by generous bidders

This event will allow us to continue to enhance the surroundings and provide reliable transportation for the amazing men and women that we serve. We can’t thank you all enough, and would like to once more tell our sponsors how much we appreciate their generosity and support.

The plan for next September’s event is already gaining steam…we want to see you there!

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.”