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Pat Robertson retires, Moody chooses new president, and other transitions in the Christian world.

Retiring • Pat Robertson, as president of Regent University, in July 2010. Robertson, 79, founded the Virginia Beach school in 1978 with 77 students. It now has 4,500.

Selected • Paul Nyquist, as president of Chicago's Moody Bible Institute. Nyquist, 55, is president of Avant Ministries, a Kansas City-based mission agency.

Died • David "Pop" Winans, the patriarch of the famed gospel-singing Winans family, April 8 in Nashville. He was 74.

Appointed • Kevin Jenkins, president and CEO of World Vision International. Jenkins is currently managing director of TriWest Capital Partners investment firm.

Leaving • Atul Tandon, as World Vision's senior vice president for donor engagement, to lead the International Network of United Way. Tandon is credited with tripling the size of World Vision's revenue during his nine-year tenure.

Hired • Dante Gebel, a popular Argentine an televangelist, by the Crystal Cathedral to lead the California megachurch's Hispanic ministry.

Retiring • James Heidinger, as longtime president of United Methodist renewal ministry Good News. The 67-year-old pastor will be succeeded by Robert Renfro, pastor of Houston's The Woodlands United Methodist Church.

Died • Earl Paulk, founder of Atlanta's Cathedral at Chapel Hill megachurch, on March 29 in Atlanta. The 81-year-old leader was long marred by charges of sexual misconduct.

Promoted • Mark Tooley, as president of the Institute on Religion and Democracy, a mainline renewal think tank in Washington, D.C. He succeeds retiring president Jim Tonkowich.



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