News Briefs from Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Dec 07, 2002 02:11 PM EST

Division of Overseas Ministry Seeks for New President

Board affirms ministry of Division of Overseas Ministries president - In their November meeting, the Division of Overseas Ministries board of directors passed a resolution affirming the ministry of President, Rev. Patricia M. Tucker. Tucker resigned her position effective January 1, 2003. She served as president since January 1, 1994. Disciples Release.

The board of the Division of Overseas Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has begun the search for qualified candidates for the position of president. The president serves as the executive of the general unit and also as the co-executive of Global Ministries, the common witness and work of the Christian Church and the United Church of Christ. For more Information.

Church Extension Adds Leaders

Church transformation leader joins Church Extension staff - One of the architects of the Disciples discernment process of decision making serves as new assistant vice president for human and organizational development of Church Extension. Lori Adams was elected to the position during the Church Extension Board of Directors mid-November meeting.

Long-time Church Extension consultant promoted to officer - Church Extension board of directors elected a long-time and valued general consultant to assistant secretary in their mid-November meeting here. Luis E. Ferrer, who joined the Church Extension staff in 1993.

A Disciples veteran of sales and promotion in the communication industry has joined Church Extension as director of marketing. William Petty, with more than two decades of experience in his field is an award-winning sales professional. He joined the Church Extension staff Dec. 1.

Week of Compassion Committee Approves Major Commitment

The Week of Compassion Committee, meeting at Saguaro Christian Church in Tucson, Ariz., November 22-23, approved a major commitment of $100,000 toward a new Church World Service initiative in Africa. For more information, visit,

By Albert H. Lee
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