Stephen A. Hayner, national president of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship from 1988 to 2001, was elected June 15 as president of Columbia Theological Seminary, a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)–related school in Decatur, Georgia. Hayner, who joined the Columbia faculty in 2003 to teach evangelism and church growth, was to succeed Laura S. Mendenhall on July 1. Hayner’s wife, Sharol Rhodes, serves as an associate pastor at Peachtree Presbyterian Church in Atlanta.

Timothy C. Tennent, a United Methodist pastor who has taught courses on world missions and India’s religions at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary since 1998, became president on July 1 of Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky. Tennant, 49, who earned graduate degrees at Gordon-Conwell, Princeton Theological Seminary and the University of Edin burgh, succeeded J. Ellsworth Kalas, who will stay at Asbury as senior professor of homiletics.


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