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Retiring • James Skillen, as president of the Center for Public Justice, effective October 1, 2009. He has served the organization since its founding in 1977.

Unretiring • Bill McCartney, as chairman and CEO of Promise Keepers (PK), the men's ministry he cofounded in 1990. He retired as president in 2003. Former PK executive vice president Raleigh Washington will serve as president. Board chairman Sam Winder, who proposed McCartney's return, and president and CEO Tom Fortson have both resigned.

Commissioned • Doug Nuenke, as president and director of the U.S. Navigators. He has been on staff with the discipleship ministry since 1992, most recently leading its Metro Mission. Nuenke succeeds Alan Andrews. Mike Treneer remains the Navigators' international president.

Installed • Christopher A. Hall, as the first chancellor of Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. A Christianity Today editor at large, Hall is the author of several books on the early church. He will oversee the day-to-day academic operations of the college as Eastern president David Black focuses on fundraising.

Died • David M. Scholer, professor of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary, of colorectal cancer at age 70. Though much of his scholarship focused on Gnosticism, his course "Women, the Bible, and the Church" was the seminary's most popular elective, the school said.

Hired • Charmaine Yoest, as president and CEO of Americans United for Life. Before joining the Chicago-based prolife organization, she worked as vice president of communications at the Family Research Council and as an adviser to Mike Huckabee's presidential campaign.

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