The United Church of God announced today that it elected Dennis Luker as its new president. Here is what UCG reported:
June 24, 2010
Council of Elders Chooses President
The Council of Elders of the United Church of God, an International Association, chose Dennis Luker, longtime minister currently living in Bothell, Washington, as president at the conclusion of two days of interviews and discussions June 23 and 24.
Mr. Luker was chosen from a list of four finalists that included Gary Antion, Bill Bradford, Roy Holladay and Dennis Luker. This list was narrowed down from a list that initially numbered 39 nominees recommended by UCG elders.
Mr. Luker assumes office immediately. The Council wishes to express its deep appreciation to Mr. Holladay, who as chairman of the Council served as interim president over recent months in accordance with the UCG Constitution and Bylaws. He will assist Mr. Luker in a transition period over the next few weeks.
The Council, as the governing board of the United Church of God, congratulates Mr. Luker and looks forward to working with him in the coming years.
David M. Johnson, Secretary
I did not believe that Roy Holladay, based upon various statements reported here would get the job this time.
I believe I met Dennis Luke once once quite a few years ago. What this will mean for UCG’s future is unclear, to me at least, at this time. Other than I suspect that he will not be UCG’s last president, based on UCG’s prior history.
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