President’s Award 2016
Reverend Bryan Sickbert
President and CEO (retired)
The Rev. Bryan Sickbert recently retired as President and CEO of the Council for Health and Human
Service Ministries (CHHSM) of the United Church of Christ (UCC), a position he held from 1991 to 2014. The Council is a national network of 75 UCC related health and human service organizations with 362 communities and programs offering primary and acute health care services; services to persons with disabilities; services to children, youth and families; services to the aging; and charitable grant-making foundations.
During his years with CHHSM, Rev. Sickbert engineered an organizational turnaround including the restructuring of internal operations and restoration of financial strength; creation of group purchasing programs, and revitalized relationships with UCC judicatories and inter-faith and secular partners at state and national levels.
From 1988 to 1991, Rev. Sickbert was employed by Advocate Health Care, Chicago (formerly Evangelical Health Systems), at Good Samaritan and Bethany Hospitals serving as Administrative Resident and Director of Medical Affairs respectively. Prior to joining Advocate, he served as Minister of Mission at First United Church of Oak Park, IL.
Bryan continues to work with CHHSM as Senior Consultant which includes serving as lead faculty for the Nollau Institute, CHHSM’s executive leadership formation program.
For his many years of service to various United Church of Christ ministries, and especially the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries, RHF is pleased to present Rev. Bryan Sickbert with the President’s Award.