ResignedRobert Finley, 83, as president and CEO of Christian Aid, a mission advocating support of nationals, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Succeeding Finley is Axel Lanausse, a Christian Aid executive, of Puerto Rico. Finley founded Christian Aid in 1953 and remains chairman of the board.

RetiringPaul D. Nelson, as president of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, in March 2006, after 12 years in the post. Nelson, 65, is the ECFA's longest-serving CEO. The agency has announced a search for a successor.

ReelectedJan Paulsen, 70, as world president of the 14.3-million-member Seventh-day Adventist Church. Paulsen, a native of Norway, has been church president since 1999.

SelectedPaul G. Irwin, as interim president/CEO of the American Bible Society. An ordained minister in the United Methodist Church, Irwin is a member of the ABS board. Earlier this year, Eugene Habecker resigned as ABS president to become president of Taylor University in Upland, Indiana. A presidential search is under way.

SelectedDoug Lockhart, as president of Zondervan, succeeding Bruce Ryskamp, who will continue to serve as CEO. Lockhart, a graduate of Spring Arbor University, joined Zondervan, a publishing and communications firm, as a vice president in 2002.

Died Radio host Jack MacArthur, the father of expositor John MacArthur, on June 15. An author and conference speaker, the elder MacArthur was 91.

ElectedMichael Cromartie, vice president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, as chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom for 2005-2006. Cromartie succeeds Preeta D. Bansal. Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, was appointed to replace chairman Michael Young on the commission.

Related Elsewhere:

Christian Aid has a biography of Bob Finley along with other information about its ministry.

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability has a press release about retiring president Paul D. Nelson.

The Adventist News Network has a story about Jan Paulsen's re-election as Adventist Church president.

The American Bible Society has a press release about the selection of Dr. Paul Irwin as President/CEO.

Spring Arbor University has a press release about its alum Doug Lockhart's selection as president of Zondervan.

Voice of Calvary Radio remembers Jack MacArthur on its website.

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom has press releases on Richard Land's appointment to the commission and Michael Cromartie's appointment as vice-chair.

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