Sorry Roman Catholics, Fuller Theological Seminary has beat you to the punch. They have announced what many consider to be one of the most important positions for Evangelicals to hold, and no its not the Papacy, its the presidency of Fuller Seminary. After the unanimous election of Mark Labberton as Fuller’s 5th president the seminary quickly put out an official press release. Sadly there was no white smoke when the President was revealed.
Here is the Press Release:
The Fuller Theological Seminary Board of Trustees has announced that Mark Labberton has accepted the call to serve as the seminary’s fifth president, beginning July 1, 2013.
Announcing Labberton’s unanimous election by the trustees, Board Chair Clifford L. Penner said, “Along with my fellow trustees, I am delighted to welcome Mark Labberton to the presidency of Fuller Seminary. We are excited and inspired by the outstanding qualities and accomplishments he brings to this position. He is a scholar and academic leader, pastor for more than 25 years, accomplished author, and leading voice in many international ministries. Mark brings strong spiritual leadership, a wide range of experiences, and the vision to guide Fuller into a new era of global leadership in seminary education. As a Fuller alumnus (MDiv) and professor, he fully comprehends Fuller’s rich and diverse legacy.”
“I feel an incredible sense of joy and hope to be given this opportunity,” said Dr. Labberton. “Thanks to Rich Mouw’s generous, gracious, and irenic leadership, Fuller is well positioned to influence how the gospel is communicated, understood, and embodied in the world.”