Selected • Naomi Cramer Overton, as the next president of Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) International. Elisa Morgan, the current president, will remain with MOPS International as chief executive officer.

Appointed • Don Argue, by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, on the recommendation of Senator Hillary Clinton, to serve on the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. Argue, a former president of the National Association of Evangelicals, served on President Clinton's Advisory Committee on Religious Freedom. Argue plans to continue serving as president of Northwest University until September.

Named • Ken Blackwell, as senior fellow for family empowerment at the Family Research Council. Blackwell is a former undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Human Rights Commission. He ran unsuccessfully for governor of Ohio in 2006. Blackwell will lead FRC in addressing family economics, tax reform, and education.

Appointed • David Garland, as dean of Baylor's Truett Seminary. Currently Truett's associate dean for academic affairs, Garland replaces retiring Paul Powell. Garland taught for more than 20 years at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Selected • Robin Baker, as president of George Fox University in Oregon. Currently the university's provost, Baker has worked at George Fox since 1999. He earlier served as the senior vice president of Grand Canyon University in Phoenix. George Fox has added six undergraduate and five graduate programs during Baker's tenure. He succeeds retiring David Brandt.

Selected • Henry Deneen, as president of Greater Europe Mission. Deneen succeeds Ted Noble, who plans to retire in September. Deneen moved to France in 2000 and lived there four years. He founded the Center for Global Strategies in 2005.

Appointed • Timothy Lane, as executive director of the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation. Lane has worked for six years as a counselor and faculty member with the foundation, which offers training courses for aspiring Christian counselors.

Selected • Charles Blake, as presiding bishop of the Church of God in Christ. Blake served as first assistant presiding bishop under G. E. Patterson, who died in March. Blake pastors the 24,000-member West Angeles Church of God in Christ in Los Angeles.

Related Elsewhere:

Northwest University announced Don Argue's appointment to the USCIRF.

Ken Blackwell's website (still under construction) has a bio and links to Blackwell's columns.

George W. Truett Theological Seminary's website has more information on David Garland and his appointment as dean.

Robin Baker will be George Fox University's twelfth president, as of July 1, 2007.

Henry Deneen will begin his presidency at Greater Europe Mission in September. He is board chairman at the Center for Global Strategies.

Timothy Lane was inaugurated as executive director of the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation on Monday, May 7.

Bishop Charles Blake's messages to West Angeles Church are available online.

Christianity Today articles featuring these men include:

Catching Up with a Dream | Evangelicals and Race 30 Years After the Death of Martin Luther King, Jr. (March 2, 1998)
Evangelicals Join in Inaugural Events | President Bill Clinton invited several leading evangelicals to join in inaugural festivities in January. (March 3, 1997)
China Mission: More than 'Ping-Pong Diplomacy' | Former NAE president Don Argue calls for engagement, not isolation. (July 13, 1998)
Meet the Patriot Pastors | Ohio leaders draft a 'mighty army' to fight the 'secular jihad.' (November 3, 2006)
Spoils of Victory | Pro-life Democrats hope party's takeover will remove stigma. (December 7, 2006)

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