Judy Broadway, vice president for human resources at Methodist Children’s Home, was celebrated upon her retirement on Sept. 30, 2020, for her tenure of service to the ministry that spanned 28 years.
Due to restrictions on large gatherings, Broadway’s retirement reception was held virtually and broadcast to MCH employees, members of the Board of Directors, friends, and family. MCH President Trey Oakley hosted the reception and colleagues presented gifts and words of gratitude to Broadway for her service and leadership.
Broadway joined MCH in 1992 as director of the personnel department and served alongside four MCH presidents. At the time of her hire the ministry had approximately 100 employees. After a promotion to administrator, then-president Jack K. Daniels named her vice president in 2000. Today MCH employs 320 individuals across Texas and New Mexico.
Broadway helped lead the organization’s efforts to develop a comprehensive employee handbook, initiated and led a risk management committee, expanded a competitive employee benefits and incentives program, and implemented an education assistance program for employees. The program has led to numerous staff members completing degrees and achieving advanced education. She also participated in eight different organizational reviews conducted by the Council on Accreditation (COA).
Oakley noted that Broadway exemplifies the ministry’s Core Value of growth for her advocacy for employee training, education and professional development.
“Judy’s leadership has made a significant impact on how we carry out the ministry of Methodist Children’s Home today,” Oakley said. “The love and respect she has for MCH, paired with her experience and innovative mindset have been tremendous assets to our employees. She understands the importance of having a strong, talented and encouraged workforce that can carry out the life-changing work we do every day for children, youth and families.”
Broadway’s philosophy of “happy employees make happy kids” affected all areas of MCH.
“Treating our employees well provides them with a sense of security that helps them focus on the children, youth and families they are serving,” she said. “Our primary responsibility is to serve others. The best way we can do that is by providing great benefits and showing appreciation to employees.”
Broadway admitted that when she joined MCH she thought the job would be for a few years and then she would move back home to her native Houston, “but I fell in love with MCH because it was obvious that when people come to work here, they come to make a difference in the lives of others,” she said.