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Introducing Kristen Ivy as CEO and President of Orange

We’re proud to announce Kristen Ivy as the new President and CEO of Orange. With this transition, Reggie Joiner will continue to champion Orange as Founder and Chief Creative Officer.

We’re proud to announce Kristen Ivy as the new President and CEO of Orange.

This significant leadership transition marks a pivotal moment in Orange’s eighteen-year history, as Kristen Ivy assumes her role in leading the organization and supporting a brighter future for churches and families everywhere.

With this transition, Reggie Joiner will continue to champion Orange as Founder and Chief Creative Officer. For those following along, this new announcement marks the continuation of a multi-year leadership transition. Reggie will focus his time and energy on driving collaborative and creative initiatives across the organization while also supporting Kristen as CEO and President. Read more from Reggie here.

Reggie Joiner expressed his enthusiasm for Kristen Ivy’s new role, stating,

“Kristen has proven that she is not only capable as a visionary and strategist for Orange but has also earned the respect of core staff inside this organization and national leaders outside Orange. Her performance and leadership over these two decades have been outstanding.”

Kristen Ivy brings proven experience and expertise to her new position, having served Orange for over eighteen years and as President of Orange for the past three years. As CEO, Kristen adds vision-casting to the strategy, leadership, and decision-making she was already responsible for as President.

Before beginning her career at Orange in 2006, Kristen earned her bachelor’s degree in education from Baylor University in 2004 and a Master of Divinity from Mercer University in 2009. In 2023, she received the R. Allen Culpepper Lifetime Achievement Award from Mercer as an esteemed alumna.

Kristen has been central to nearly every component of the Orange strategy, from the nine insights, the Phase project, the five values, the six things every kid needs, and more. She has authored more than two dozen of our best-selling books, including “It’s Just a Phase”, “It’s Personal: Five Questions You Should Answer to Give Every Kid Hope,” and the “Parenting Your…” Phase Guides, which have reset how churches maximize ministry to families in their congregations.

As Kristen officially assumes her role as CEO and President, Orange looks forward to a future marked by greater impact, strategic growth, and unwavering commitment to its mission. This transition underscores Orange’s dedication to influencing those who influence the faith and future of the next generation.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay tuned as we release the full conversation with Reggie Joiner and Kristen Ivy as they unpack more about the transition and what the future looks like for Orange.

About Orange: Orange is a leading provider of curriculum, training, and church resources, dedicated to partnering with churches and families to influence the faith and future of the next generation. With a rich history of innovation and impact, Orange continues to empower churches and leaders to make a lasting difference in the lives of children and youth.

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