CHICAGO: CPT announces new Co-Directors
March 29, 2004
CHICAGO: CPT Announces New Co-Directors
Christian Peacemaker Teams is pleased to announce that Doug Pritchard and
Carol Rose will become CPT's new co-directors. We are excited to have these
two people of strong faith and exceptional gifts at this point of transition
and growth within our organization. We believe that the co-director model
will allow us to keep our core values while reaching out in new directions.
Carol Rose, 44, of Wichita, Kansas, recently completed six years of pastoral
leadership in the Mennonite Church of the Servant in Wichita. Previously
she worked for thirteen years with Mennonite Central Committee in Honduras,
Thailand, the Philippines and Lancaster, Pennsylvania. A supporter of CPT
since its beginning, Rose has taught the Biblical and Theological Basis for
Nonviolence in the last four CPT trainings. She will marry CPT Reservist
Duane Ediger of Dallas, Texas in June.
Doug Pritchard, 55, of Toronto, Ontario, is currently coordinator of CPT
Canada, a position he has held since the inception of that program in 1997.
He has overseen the recruitment, training, and placement of CPT workers, and
developed a strong financial and prayer support base for CPT with churches
and individuals. A member of Toronto United Mennonite Church, Pritchard
holds a doctorate in chemical engineering and worked in industry before
starting church related peace and justice work in 1990. He and his wife
Jane have three sons.
CPT has been blessed with the visionary leadership of Gene Stoltzfus for the
past sixteen years. The transition to new leadership is scheduled to occur
September 1, 2004.
CPT is an ecumenical program initiated by Brethren and Mennonite
Congregations and Friends Meetings which offers and supports organized,
nonviolent alternatives to war and other forms of lethal conflict. Current
violence-reduction projects are based in Baghdad, Iraq; Hebron, West Bank;
Barrancabermeja, Colombia; and Asubpeeschoseewagong (Grassy Narrows, ON)