Officials with Grapevine-based nonprofit Grace announced the hiring of Rebecca Cox as its new chief executive officer in a Nov. 2 newsletter.

What you need to know

Cox’s background includes being the face of homeless housing services in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with lead roles at the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition and the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance, according to the newsletter.

She was most recently the CEO of Victory Therapy Center in Roanoke, which specializes in equine-assisted therapy.

“Any good work is only accomplished through collaboration and mutual understanding,” Cox said in a statement in the newsletter. “My passion always has been and always will be empowering those who are struggling in need and to see them not only survive, but thrive.”

The backstory

Grace has been searching for a new CEO since June, when Shonda Schaefer stepped down from the role after 16 years of service. Stacy Pacholick has served as interim executive director of Grace since then.

Grace is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides food, clothing, financial assistance and other vital necessities to those in Grapevine and northeast Tarrant County. It operates a food pantry and community clinic; provides emergency assistance and transitional housing; and hosts several seasonal programs, such as its summer feeding program and Christmas Cottage.

What’s next?

Cox will officially transition into her new role in December when she will preside over the Grace Christmas Cottage Open House on Dec. 4, the newsletter states. The celebration will be open to the public.

“I am beyond excited to be joining Grace and to serve alongside the amazing good that happens there every day,” she said in the statement. “I look forward to where God will bring us.”