The Executive Board was informed by its Search Committee today that their nominee would be David Hardage. David has been a Texas pastor, an associational director and, most recently, a fund raiser of Truett Seminary. His nomination indicates to me the committee feels a need to have someone who can raise money outside the budget, who can reestablish some ties with local associations and who has been a pastor of a good sized church.
I do know David. He is a good person with a strong family. If approved, he will have to do a job akin to Reconstruction. I wish him well.
Opinions expressed here are mine alone.