LEBANON, Ind. – The Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home in Lebanon has named Richard A. Lapinski as its new executive director/CEO. He began his new duties on Aug. 12.

The United Methodist-related Children’s Home is a residential treatment center and serves emotionally troubled youth.

Upon the acceptance of this position, Lapinski said, “I am delighted to be surrounded with such a dedicated, competent and caring staff. I look forward to working in Lebanon and throughout the state to see how we can best serve children and families in Indiana.”

For the past 12 years, Lapinski served as executive director of the Presbyterian Home for Children in Amarillo, Texas. In addition, he and his wife, Stephanie, were family teachers/childcare workers for five years at Father Flanagan’s Boy’s Town in Omaha, Neb. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving for three years as an Intelligence Specialist on the U.S.S. Enterprise.

Lapinski earned two degrees from Bellevue University in Omaha, Neb. He holds a B.S. degree in Human Resources Management and a M.S. degree in Human Services.

He and his wife reside in Westfield and have four sons and one daughter.

Susan Bennett serves as the public relations director at the Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home in Lebanon.