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Charlie Fraga Elected Overall Coordinator

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.

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Craig Lent Elected to Second Term as Overall Coordinator

The community’s board of governors elected Craig Lent to a second term as overall coordinator of the People of Praise on June 11. The new term, which begins on November 3, 2015, will last for six years.

The election took place during a board of governors meeting that began on Monday, June 8, near South Bend, Indiana. Craig’s initial term of 12 years concludes in November. Once Craig completes his second term, he will not be eligible for reelection.

“I am grateful for all God has given us in the People of Praise. I am depending on the Lord and on the support of the brothers and sisters as I continue in this office,” Craig said.

According to the community’s foundational documents, to be elected overall coordinator, a man must be a tenured coordinator, at least 35 years old, a coordinator for at least three years and a member of the community for at least 10 years. He must receive a two-thirds majority of votes from the electors, who are the members of the board of governors. “He also must be prudent, charitable and zealous for the life and works of the community” (Principles of Structure and Government of the People of Praise).

The community’s board of governors includes Mike Coney, Nick Holovaty, Joel Kibler, Craig Lent (chairman), Phil Monaco, Bob McDonough, Pat Murphy, Jim Mysliwiec, Mike Zusi and John Zwerneman.


  1. Anne Brewer says:

    Thank you Craig! And Mary! God bless you and all the ways you serve us!

  2. Susie Clairmont says:

    Great news. Thanks and God bless you Craig for your love and service.

  3. Jackie Vaughan says:

    Excellent! Thanks for accepting the call and we praise God for your leadership and example, Craig!

  4. Nancy Grams says:

    What a gift to the whole community! Thank you Craig for saying "yes". Be assured of our prayers especially in these next 6 years.

  5. Glenn Hilton says:

    Blessings as you continue in His service to us all.

  6. Carol Ehemann says:

    Many thanks for your servant leadership these past years and many prayers for your continued "yes" to this important call to lead us.

  7. Maile Schunk says:

    Thank you for being willing to serve another 6 years! Appreciate the wisdom and thoughtfulness you bring to the position :))

  8. Tom Caneff says:

    Glory be to God. He is blessing us in Craig. Craig's mind and heart are something to be appreciated! I know our next six years together will be that much better with Craig in this most challenging role.
    Praise the Lord!

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