The PROFS Program at Kutztown University



During the frigid winter of 1873 a little girl died, leaving behind her tiny savings of ninety cents – eleven coins in all. The coins were two quarters, one dime, four half dimes, three three-cent pieces, and one cent.

Our story began with a tiny bequest and a big vision to provide aid to poor, homeless children. In 1879, the Baptist Orphanage of Philadelphia was established.

The humble gift presented so long ago was, in essence, a form of what we now refer to as Planned Giving. If your thoughts are on estate planning, we ask to be remembered in your Will so that at-risk youth can receive care for generations to come. Thank you.

Dr. Nathaniel J. Williams President & CEO


The mission of ChildPromise, Inc. is to support quality residential and educational services for children and youth. Furthermore, we are committed to fostering a sense of responsibility and accountability in children and youth, by creating opportunities.

Pastor Charles W. Quann
Board of Directors Chair

The Reverend Charles W. Quann serves as the Pastor of the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Spring House, PA. Pastor Quann has served in this capacity since April 1986. Since his calling to The Bethlehem Baptist Church, a Christ –Centered, Multi-Cultural Church, Pastor Quann has directed the development of numerous ministries thus allowing the church family the opportunity to not only fellowship in the household of faith, but to also minister to the community.

Reverend Quann was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended the public schools in Philadelphia. Pastor Quann received the Bachelor of Arts Degree from Eastern University in 1979 and has pursued additional studies at Eastern (Palmer) Theological Seminary currently located in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

Pastor Quann was appointed to the Montgomery County Advisory Council to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission January, 2012 and in 2014 elected as Chairperson of the Council; elected to the Board of Trustees of Abington Memorial Hospital in 2010; he is a member of the Foreign Mission Board of the National Baptist Convention, USA; former Board member and Moderator of the Philadelphia Baptist Association; Board member of the Wissahickon Faith Community; Past President of the American Red Cross, Penn Jersey Region and current board member; Vice President, Board of the Montgomery County Housing Authority; Vice President and Board Member of the Inter-Faith Housing Alliance; Member of the Blue Bell Rotary; Board of Directors of the YMCA of Ambler; Board member Inter-Faith Center of Greater Philadelphia; Past Vice President of Baptist Children’s Services and Board Member of Tabor Children Services.

Pastor and Mrs. Tanya Quann are the proud parents of four sons, Darrell, Todd, Marc, and Branden. They are also proud grandparents.

Pastor Charles W. Quann | Board of Directors Chair

Pastor Charles W. Quann
Board of Directors Chair

Board Members:

Carole Davis – Vice Chair
Cheryl Christakis – Secretary
Larry Buchholz – Treasurer
Kenneth Campbell – Member
Craig Piso, Ph.D. – Member
David Lambert, Ph.D. – Member
Rev. Dr. Kadia Edwards – Member
Nathaniel J. Williams
– President/CEO

Dr. Nathaniel J. Williams
President & CEO

Dr. Williams’ journey from orphan and foster child to Doctor education, nonprofit founder, and author has been both challenging and rewarding. Dr. Williams has proven that success can be attained when a person possesses commitment, tenacity, and integrity. In his career, he has fulfilled a multitude of roles, including direct care worker, foster parent, house parent, entrepreneur, nonprofit and for-profit organization founder, Chief Executive Officer, adjunct professor, scholar-in-residence, talk show host, and international motivational speaker.

Dr. Nathaniel J. Williams President & CEO

Dr. Nathaniel J. Williams
President & CEO