White House to Announce Rest of Faith Council. Any Predictions?

Who else will be on the President's Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships?


By Dan Gilgoff, God & Country

I hear that the White House is about ready to announce the 10 remaining members of the President's Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Aides are just waiting on sign-off from the president himself. An announcement could come today or Monday.

In the meantime, post your predictions on who will be named to the council—and your hopes for who should be. Here's the lineup so far:

Judith N. Vredenburgh, president and chief executive officer, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America, Philadelphia

Rabbi David N. Saperstein, director and counsel, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, Washington; noted church/state expert

Frank S. Page, president emeritus, Southern Baptist Convention, Taylors, S.C.

Father Larry J. Snyder, president, Catholic Charities USA, Alexandria, Va.

Otis Moss Jr., pastor emeritus, Olivet Institutional Baptist Church, Cleveland

Eboo S. Patel, founder and executive director, Interfaith Youth Corps, Chicago

Fred Davie, president, Public/Private Ventures, a secular nonprofit intermediary, New York

William J. Shaw, president, National Baptist Convention USA, Philadelphia

Melissa Rogers, director, Wake Forest School of Divinity's Center for Religion and Public Affairs, Winston-Salem, N.C.; expert on church/state issues

Joel C. Hunter, senior pastor, Northland, a Church Distributed, Lakeland, Fla.

Arturo Chavez, president and CEO, Mexican American Cultural Center, San Antonio

Rev. Jim Wallis, president and executive director, Sojourners, Washington

Vashti M. McKenzie, presiding bishop, 13th Episcopal District, African Methodist Episcopal Church, Knoxville, Tenn.

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