Magazines are made up of people, people who marry and have children, people who grow older and one day retire. Earlier this year our faithful production coordinator retired after long years of service. Now our publisher, Wilbur Benedict, has come to the time of retirement. His service to the magazine will end December 31.
Mr. Benedict came to CHRISTIANITY TODAY seven years ago having retired from the Curtis Publishing Company, where he spent many fruitful years of service. He brought with him extensive knowledge of the publishing field, managerial skill, and a splendid disposition that endeared him to the editors and the staff. His going will leave a gaping hole in our ranks, and he will be missed by us all.
In his place the Board of Directors has selected David Rehmeyer, a former naval commander who has had a wealth of experience in the publishing field and will continue uninterruptedly the pattern of leadership established by his predecessor. Mr. Rehmeyer, a Lutheran, has been serving as our advertising manager. His selection is an indication of the high regard in which he is held. Since an editor must work closely with the one to whom the business affairs of the magazine are committed, it is a personal pleasure to honor Mr. Benedict and to welcome Mr. Rehmeyer, both of whom are dedicated Christian gentlemen.1
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