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.