by Jerry L. Van MarterLinda Valentine has a challenging job ahead of her, and I hope it goes well for her. The article, among other things, highlighted her involvement with a micro finance network that made over 1 million loans last year in 28 countries. These small loans give hope to many.
CHICAGO — A lifelong Presbyterian and corporate lawyer has been tapped as the next executive director of the General Assembly Council (GAC), the national mission program arm of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
By a vote of 41-13 with one abstention, the council elected Linda Bryant Valentine at a special meeting here May 23. If confirmed by the upcoming 217th General Assembly in Birmingham, AL, Valentine will succeed retiring executive director John Detterick on July 1.
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