The White House has announced plans to add an evangelical-turned-Episcopal blogger, a Ferguson, Mo., activist, and a Methodist megachurch pastor to President Obama’s list of faith-based advisers.
These three people have been nominated:
Rachel Held Evans, known for her blog and books such as “A Year of Biblical Womanhood,” shifted last year from evangelicalism to the Episcopal Church and has written Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church.
The Rev. Traci Blackmon, acting executive minister of the United Church of Christ’s Justice and Witness Ministries, has been the pastor of Christ the King United Church of Christ in Florissant, Mo., since 2009.
The Rev. Adam Hamilton, the author of 23 books (including Making Sense of the Bible) is the founding pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kan., the largest UMC congregation in the U.S.
Said President Obama of the nominees on Jan. 29: “I am pleased to announce that these experienced and committed individuals have decided to serve our country. I look forward to working with them.”