The new council chose Bob Dick of Federal Way, Wash., as new chairman of the council, replacing interim chairman David Hulme.
Mr. Hulme, in turn, was named president in the new configuration.
The new council, as well as the new chairman and president, take office Jan. 1, the same date on which the new constitution and bylaws take effect.
The new council consists of Gary Antion, Toronto, Ontario; Mr. Dick.; Jim Franks, Houston, Texas; Roy Holladay, Fort Myers, Fla.; Doug Horchak, Fort Collins, Colo.; Mr. Hulme
, of the church's home office, Arcadia, Calif.; Victor Kubik, also of the home office; Dennis Luker, Garden Grove, Calif.; Burk McNair, San Antonio, Texas; Peter Nathan, Radlett, England; Leon Walker, Big Sandy, Texas; and Don Ward, Hawkins, Texas.
Steven Andrews, C. Wayne Cole, George Crow, Robert Dick, Roger Foster, Jim Franks, Ken Giese, Arnold Hampton, David Havir, Roy Holladay, Doug Horchak, David Hulme, Bill Jacobs, Mark Kaplan, Victor Kubik,Ellis La Ravia, Dennis Luker, Les McCullough, Burk McNair, Brian Orchard, Richard Pinelli, Melvin Rhodes, Edward Smith, Richard Thompson, Harold Treybig, Don Ward, Lyle Welty and Dean Wilson.
The meetings began Sunday, Dec. 3, with Chairman Hulme making introductory remarks in which he referred to the church's organizational conference of elders last May, when 155 ministers met in Indianapolis to start the United Church of God.
advised that the rules be considered Jan. 1, 1996, at which time the general conference--by mail, fax or E-mail--could take action on them.
In closing the conference, Mr. Hulme
said the elders would leave the gathering "with some very important agreements."
listed these as a ratified set of rules of order, a ratified constitution and bylaws, a newly elected council of elders, an approved ethics statement for handling finances, an approved budget for 1996-97.
said that 1996 could see a new publication for the ministry, and "well continue New Beginnings [newsletter], perhaps renamed Not Quite So New Beginnings."
admonished the ministers to keep their noses in the Bible.
"We've all heard of sermons in which the Bible is scarcely mentioned," he