The board of directors of the Living Church Foundation Inc. has elected the Rt. Rev. John C. Bauerschmidt, Bishop of Tennessee, as president.
Bauerschmidt, who was also re-elected to a second three-year term on the board, succeeds the Rt. Rev. D. Bruce MacPherson. The third Bishop of Western Louisiana and assisting bishop at All Souls’ Church in Oklahoma City, MacPherson served as the board’s president for four years. He has retired from the foundation after 14 years.
MacPherson said he and his wife, Susan, will continue to support the work of the Living Church Foundation.
“TLC has held a place in our home since 1967 — 50 years this year,” he said. “We have shared in a multitude of interesting and challenging days over the years and have witnessed exciting changes and growth in the magazine and related ministries.”
Additional elections to the board for a three-year term include the Rev. S. Thomas Kincaid III, who has served as treasurer and is vice rector of Church of the Incarnation, Dallas, and Richard Clements, CEO of an Oklahoma City-based manufacturer and former chairman of the Episcopal Church Foundation.
Also elected were new and returning members of the foundation. New members elected for a three-year term are:
- Kathleen Alexander, an independent consultant and recent chair of the board of trustees for the Washington International School
- The Rt. Rev. Christopher Cocksworth, Bishop of Coventry
- Neva Rae Fox, the Episcopal Church’s public affairs officer
- The Rt. Rev. Daniel G.P. Gutiérrez, Bishop of Pennsylvania
- Wesley Hill, associate professor of biblical studies at Trinity School for Ministry
- Catherine Whittinghill Illingworth, a doctoral student at UCLA and adjunct professor of the humanities at Pepperdine University
- The Very Rev. Ian Markham, dean and president of Virginia Theological Seminary
- The Rev. Mark Michael, rector of St. Francis Episcopal Church in Potomac, Maryland
- The Rt. Rev. Jo Bailey Wells, Bishop of Dorking in the Church of England’s Diocese of Guildford
Members re-elected for a three-year term are:
- The Rt. Rev. Stephen Andrews, principal of Wycliffe College, Toronto
- The Rev. Jordan Hylden, TLC associate editor and canon theologian for the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas
- The Rt. Rev. Steven Miller, Bishop of Milwaukee
- Daniel Muth, senior staff nuclear fuel engineer for Exelon Power Corp.
- The Most Rev. Bernard Ntahoturi, director of the Anglican Centre in Rome and the Archbishop of Canterbury’s representative to the Holy See, and former Archbishop of Burundi
- The Rev. Walter “Chip” Prehn, interim headmaster of St. John’s Parish Day School in Ellicott City, Maryland
- The Rev. Dr. Ephraim Radner, professor of historical theology at Wycliffe College, Toronto
In addition to MacPherson, the Rt. Rev. Edward S. Little, Bishop of Northern Indiana, and Kenneth A. Ross III have retired from the foundation.