Ferenc M. Relle, Jr. - Executive Director
Ferenc Relle has been the Executive Director since March 2007.
Ferenc was born in Landshut, Germany right after WWII and lived in a DP (displaced persons) camp until his family immigrated to the U.S. in November 1951 to Columbus, Ohio. He became a U.S. citizen and graduated from Columbus Eastmoor High School. He earned a B.S. degree in Microbiology from the Ohio State University and served in the U.S. Army Infantry as a Sergeant during the Vietnam era, in the elite “Old Guard,” honoring our fallen soldiers in Arlington, Virginia.
He began a retail marketing career, as a buyer, at Lazarus in Columbus, then at Kaufmann’s in Pittsburgh, then to Target Stores in Minneapolis. He then marketed consumer products at the Gott Corporation in Winfield, Kansas and Rubbermaid in Wooster, Ohio, and marketed transportation services for Roadway Express in Akron, Ohio. During that time, he received a U.S. Patent for a sealed divider transportation container.
Prior to being Executive Director at WCCF, Ferenc did non-profit marketing at Boys’ Village, where he was responsible for rebranding them to become The Village Network.
He is a graduate of both Leadership Wooster and Leadership Orrville, and chaired the Jr. Leadership Wooster Steering Committee. Ferenc is co-founder of Embracing Our Differences Ohio and in 2010, he received the Mike Lezak Volunteer Service Award through the Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce, because he finds it difficult to say no to his church, school, and community.
Ferenc is married to Candy and their daughter and son are both graduates of Wooster High School.
Carlos "Cork" Appleman established the Carlos Appleman Scholarship Fund through a bequest to recognize the care that he received by Registered Nurses (RNís), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNís) and Nursing Aides (STNAís) and to encourage these caring professionals to continue their healthcare education.