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Foundation for Evangelism President Resigns

Posted 05-24-12 in News Page,Press Release

LAKE JUNALUSKA, NC – The Foundation for Evangelism board of trustees at their midyear meeting May 17-19 accepted the resignation of its President, Rev. Neil Blair. Blair has served in this position since August 2011 and will remain with the Foundation until June 15. A committee has been appointed by board chair, Mary Brooke Casad, to select an interim president. A search committee formed by the board will conduct interviews for a new president.

Blair announced his resignation to the Foundation trustees at Lake Junaluska on May 18. “I am grateful for the opportunity to serve The Foundation for Evangelism in this important role at such a pivotal point in its history. As I depart, I hope to take some time to reassess my plans for the future,” said Blair.

“The Trustees are grateful for Neil’s leadership. In his short tenure, he’s led the trustees and staff in some bold new directions which will impact the Foundation’s future significantly. We give thanks for his many talents and commitment to Christ; our prayers go with him,” praised Casad.

About The Foundation for Evangelism

The Foundation for Evangelism, a United Methodist non-profit organization, awards grants for the development and training of leaders in The United Methodist Church. Founded in 1949 by the late Dr. Harry Denman, the Foundation provides grants for Doctoral Education, Leadership Development, and Leadership Enrichment within the context of the Wesleyan tradition. The Foundation for Evangelism’s Board of Trustees is made up of United Methodist leaders from throughout the United States. 





The Foundation for Evangelism
Mary Burgin
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