Please join us in welcoming Benjamin C. Bell Jr. as the new Fatherhood Outreach Program Director for the YMCA of Greater Des Moines at the John R. Grubb YMCA.
Dr. Bell is a 2015 magna cum laude graduate of Isaiah University with a doctorate degree in theology and a master’s degree in community and family counseling. He has been married to “the charming Julie L. Bell” for 35 years and is the father of “five wonderful children and nine beautiful grandchildren.”
Bell is a native and longtime resident of Des Moines and is looking forward to elevating the Fatherhood Program. He believes “that parenting is the true fundamental essential in our society.” Bell says he appreciates the opportunity to work with and for “an organization that has consistently demonstrated that people are the most valuable creature on the face of the earth. I am inspired by what we can achieve as a team at the YMCA.”
Bell’s “intent is to assist men with effectively parenting the next generation” and understands the importance of working in partnership with mothers as well. “The YMCA has placed emphasis upon the value of caring by supporting the Fatherhood Initiative. I intend to maximize on this moment. We have a chance to turn the world from as it is to as it should be.”