The Rescue Mission in Tacoma today announced the resignation of Chief Executive Officer David Curry. He served as CEO for nearly nine years and will be joining Open Doors USA in California as its new CEO, beginning in August.

Brian Sonntag will serve as the interim executive director while the Rescue Mission board conducts a national search for a new CEO. Sonntag served most recently as the Washington State Auditor before joining the Rescue Mission team as chief financial officer in February 2013.

During Curry’s tenure as CEO, the Rescue Mission developed the new Adams Street Family Campus, expanding vital services to homeless families. It also added a youth department, alumni program and a variety of other programs to help those experiencing homelessness lead a self-sufficient life.

Open Doors USA is based in Santa Ana, Calif., and works in the world's most oppressive countries, strengthening Christians to stand strong in the face of persecution.