September 10

Charlie Fraga Elected Overall Coordinator

Charlie and Carmen Fraga at San Damiano Church, in Assisi, Italy, during a 2019 pilgrimage. San Damiano is where Francis of Assisi heard God’s call to build the church.

Charlie Fraga (Vancouver-Portland) will be the next overall coordinator of the People of Praise. He was elected by the community’s board of governors during an assembly that took place September 9-10.

Charlie’s 12-year term of office will begin on November 3, 2021. He follows Craig Lent who has served as overall coordinator since 2003.

“I am humbled to be called to serve in this unifying role at such an opportune moment—when we not only celebrate 50 years of community life but look to discern what God may be calling us to do together in the next 50 years. I know that, together, with the Spirit guiding us, we will be able to hear the Lord and faithfully continue our vocation as his People of Praise. I covet your prayers as I enter into this new role, and ask for the same for our brother, Craig, as he wraps up 18 years of exemplary service.”

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