by the Rev. David M. Rider, President & Executive Director
The old saying “two heads are better than one” holds true when it comes to the work of the Seamen's Church Institute (SCI). Partnerships with maritime industry leaders, government officials and concerned citizens make possible the Institute’s services to mariners. SCI could not provide legal advocacy, continuing maritime education, knitted garments at Christmastime or thought leadership in the industry without the expertise and collaboration of others.
A good partnership needs a clear project roadmap. Everyone must be able to carefully assess the usefulness of a new or continuing partnership. To form a successful partnership, one allies with persons who share the same values, aspirations and vision for the future. So that all can see where the Institute’s future lies, our Board has worked diligently to create a new Strategic Plan outlining a vision for the next five years. With this Plan, SCI reinvigorates its mission for a new generation and sets out on a steady course to continue wise use of its resources.