Died • Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, noted Emory University historian and professor of women's studies, on January 2. She was 65. Fox-Genovese served on the editorial board of CT sister publication Books & Culture. Fox-Genovese and her husband, Eugene Genovese, started the journal Marxist Perspectives in the late 1970s. But she converted to Roman Catholicism in 1995 and became an outspoken conservative intellectual.

Appointed • Cal Huge, as CEO of Mercy Ships in December. Huge, an attorney, previously worked for an organization that provides air transportation and satellite communication to NGOs in Afghanistan. Mercy Ships delivers health care to the poor on hospital ships.

Selected • R. Scott Rodin, as president of the Christian Stewardship Association (CSA) on January 11. Rodin formerly served as president of Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (now Palmer Theological Seminary). Nearly 1,000 development professionals belong to the CSA, which equips Christian leaders with biblical stewardship practices and principles. The CSA was without a president since 2004.

Hired • W. Todd Bassett, as executive director of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). Bassett, a member of the NAE executive committee, previously served as national commander of the Salvation Army. He assumes administrative, financial, and communications responsibilities for the NAE, which did not have an executive director under past president Ted Haggard.

Died • Yuri Shtern, member of Israel's Knesset and founder of its Christian Allies Caucus, on January 16 in Jerusalem. Shtern, 58, had suffered with cancer for six months. He forged close ties with Christian Zionist organizations after emigrating from the Soviet Union to Israel in 1981.

Hired • Former Sen. Rick Santorum, to head the new America's Enemies program at the Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC). Time named Santorum, defeated for re-election in 2006, one of America's top 25 evangelicals in 2005. EPPC president Ed Whelan lauded Santorum, a Roman Catholic, for opposing Islamic fascism and religious persecution as a U.S. senator for 12 years.

Related Elsewhere:

Christianity Today's special section on Elizabeth Fox-Genovese is available on our site.

Mercy Ships has a short welcome to new CEO Cal Huge. Christian Post interviewed him about his new position.

The Christian Stewardship Association announced R. Scott Rodin's appointment in January.

The NAE released a press statement about its appointment of W. Todd Bassett. The Church Report interviewed him about his new position.

The Jerusalem Post memorialized Yuri Shtern.

Rick Santorum's America's Enemies Program website has several articles by and about him. Christianity Today articles about the former senator include:

Margin of Victory | Races where evangelicals play a decisive role in the November election. Today: U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania. (October 30, 2006)
On the Record: Rick Santorum | On Islamofascism, Iraq, pro-life Democrats, and other issues. (October 30, 2006)
How Not to Influence People | Rick Santorum's It Takes a Family is an example of how not to fight the culture wars. (February 1, 2006)

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