Thursday, June 19, 2008
WINNIPEG—Lutheran Church–Canada’s President-elect Robert Bugbee has asked current president Rev. Dr. Ralph Mayan to assume the duties of LCC’s mission executive for a maximum of one year. Dr. Mayan will supervise the mission activities from an office in Vancouver. The president-elect noted that Dr. Mayan “may be asked to vacate the post somewhat earlier if we are successful in procuring a permanent replacement for the position.”
LCC’s Board of Directors had agreed to call Rev. Mayan as the interim mission executive pending ratification by the new president. “I am so grateful to Dr. Mayan for being willing to render me this kind of valuable service in what will surely be the confusing early days of a new presidency” Rev. Bugbee added.
When Dr. Leonard Harms retired from the mission executive position in 2006, President Mayan assumed the responsibilities.
Lutheran Church–Canada works with indigenous church bodies in Ukraine, Thailand, and Nicaragua, undertakes mission work in Costa Rica and Honduras, and supports theological education in Cambodia.