Carrera was a constant advocate for families in need and asking for financial help from city leaders.
The charity statement said Horton will continue his predecessor’s legacy. His background includes extensive experience working with international nonprofits focused on helping people living in poverty.
Horton was regional director for Samaritan’s Purse missionary organization for four years, where he led operations at offices in West Africa. He left in 2020 to serve as a director of special projects for the International Mission Board, which operates within the Southern Baptist Convention.
“He understands both the circumstances and conditions leading to poverty,” CAC board member CeCe Webster said, “And more importantly, (he) has years of frontline experience designing and implementing models to help people recover from natural disasters, food insecurity, inadequate housing, and poor access to education and sustainable jobs. We are thrilled he is joining CAC.”