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The Mustard Seed seeks to meet the spiritual, physical, emotional, and intellectual needs of adults with developmental disabilities by providing a loving and protected Christian community with meaningful activities that allow the participants to fulfill the potential that God has created within them.

The Mustard Seed is a private §501(c)(3) charitable organization and by choice does not receive government funding. In addition to Seedsters' monthly tuition, support relies on individuals, corporations, foundations, churches and others who believe in our mission.
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The Board of Trustees for The Mustard Seed announced today its Executive Director Succession Plan, in which Forrest "Bud" Bratley will retire as Executive Director on October 1, 2015, and will be succeeded by Del Harrington, the current Director of Community Relations for The Mustard Seed.

Mr. Bratley has served in numerous capacities during his nearly three decades of involvement with The Mustard Seed, including as a Board Member, a parent of a Seedster, a volunteer, Interim Executive Director and as Executive Director since 2012. He has helped move mountains at The Mustard Seed, and under his leadership The Mustard Seed has experienced growth of its Day Program, an increase in community partnerships and expansion of its Flowood campus, including construction of a new women's home and a workshop. Bud will continue to serve on the staff of The Mustard Seed as Project Consultant until the end of 2015.

"Bud has been an invaluable asset to The Mustard Seed for over twenty-seven years," stated Paul Rogers, President of the Board. "His devotion to and passion for the ministry here has truly been inspirational to the staff and volunteers, as well as the families we work with daily. Though he will be stepping out of the lead role, he'll always remain an integral member of The Mustard Seed family.   At the same time, we are excited about our future with Del leading the way."


"I am thrilled about the new opportunities and look forward to serving The Mustard Seed in this capacity. Our Seedsters are amazing people with big talents, and it is truly an honor to work with them and the entire staff of The Mustard Seed," says Harrington. "I look forward to continuing to work with all of our supporters as we progress in our ministry."

As The Mustard Seed moves forward in coming years, the organization is committed to continue to enrich the lives of adults with developmental disabilities. By providing a loving, Christian environment, The Mustard Seed's ministry serves as a place for these special adults to meet and to expand their spiritual, physical, emotional, and intellectual needs.