AppointedSusan Billington Harper, as provost of Westmont College. Harper, the historian of Christian missions, has been senior officer of the Pew Charitable Trusts.

ResignedMichael Hyatt, as CEO of Nashville-based publishing giant Thomas Nelson, on April 11 in order to pursue more writing and speaking.

ResignedJerry Dykstra, as executive director of the Christian Reformed Church in North America, on April 5 for personal reasons. He had led the denomination since 2006.

DiedRay H. Hughes, former general overseer of the Church of God and three-time president of Lee College, on April 4 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was 87.

DiedNancy A. Hardesty, professor and author of the influential evangelical feminism tome All We're Meant To Be, on April 8 in Atlanta after treatment for pancreatic cancer. She was 69 years old.

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