The Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter announced it has hired a new director.
The appointment comes after Lisa Christie, the organization's director for 27 years, said she would retire.
Michael Reinke, of North Carolina, will begin transitioning shortly after Thanksgiving and begin his full duties at the end of the month.
In a statement from the organization's board of directors, Brian Cullen said, "We are very pleased to have Michael joining us and confident that with his breadth of experience and transition assistance from Lisa, he'll be able to continue the excellent service the Soup Kitchen has provided the community."
"I'm really excited," Christie said Thursday. "The search committee did a great job. I feel confident handing over the reins after 27 years he will continue the excellent work this organization does in being a vital part of the community."
Reinke served as the executive director of the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service in North Carolina. He has also served as director of development for the Sanford School of Business at Duke University and has been the executive director of the Indiana State Coalition on Housing and Homeless Issues.
Reinke has a master's degree in divinity from the Union Theological Seminary and an MBA from Western Washington University.