DiedMarlin Maddoux, 70, died March 4 in Irving, Texas, from complications following heart bypass surgery. Maddoux, the host of the Point of View radio talk show, was founder and president of the usa Radio Network, which launched in 1985.
DiedCarol Richardson, a former missionary to Irian Jaya, died March 3 in Los Angeles after a two-year battle with cancer. Richardson, who was 67, and her husband, Don, lived with Indonesia's headhunting Sawi tribe for 15 years. Don Richardson told their story in his book Peace Child.
Promoted Doug Mazza has been named president and chief operating officer of the Joni and Friends disability ministry. Mazza previously served as the organization's executive vice president. Founder Joni Eareckson Tada remains CEO.
AppointedJim Tebbe, director of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship's Urbana 03 missions convention, is IVCF's new vice president and director of missions. Tebbe was a pastor of international churches in Bangladesh and Pakistan before becoming international director of Interserve, a missions agency.
AppointedClarke D. Forsythe, president of Americans United for Life since 1996, has been named director of the public-interest law firm's new Project in Law and Bioethics. Peter A. Samuelson, previously an AUL board member, has been named president.
AppointedMary Ann Glendon, a member of the President's Council on Bioethics, was named by the Pope to head the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. Glendon, a law professor at Harvard University, assumes the highest Vatican advisory post held by a woman.
ResignedSandy Rios, a contemporary Christian singer and former radio talk show host, resigned in March as president of Concerned Women for America, citing irreconcilable differences on how to administer the conservative political organization. CWA, with 600,000 members nationwide, did not announce an immediate successor.
MurderedWarren and Donna Pett died March 18 when gunmen raided a college where they taught in northwestern Uganda. A Ugandan student also was killed in the attack. The Petts were both 49. Missionaries with Africa Inland Mission, the Petts began their ministry in Uganda in March 2003, teaching at the Evangelical School of Technology, a ministry of Here's Life, a Ugandan Christian nongovernmental organization.
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