Bill Rush named as head of Metropolitan Ministries

Contributed photo / William "Bill" Rush
photo Contributed photo / William "Bill" Rush

William R. "Bill" Rush, who has helped manage YMCA branches in Chattanooga for more than three decades, will take over as CEO of Metropolitan Ministries on Monday.

Rush will succeed Rebecca Welchel, who is retiring at the end of the month after leading the emergency relief agency for the past 17 years, according to a news release from the organization.

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Rush has served for more than 36 years in the YMCA movement and most recently served as the branch executive director at the James A. Henry Community YMCA for Urban Services for the YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga.