American Baptists shut news office in revamp

Chief spokesperson leaves after 23 years
Richard W. Schramm, chief news spokesman for the American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. for the past decade, will soon leave that post in a reorganization at the denomination’s headquarters.

Schramm and the two other staffers in the communications office will depart October 31 and their functions will become part of “a new ministry to be called Mission and Resource Development,” A. Roy Medley, ABC general secretary, announced September 26.

Schramm, 55, who has worked at the ABC headquarters in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, since 1973, said the “mission development redirection will be defined when the associate general secretary for that newly created position is named and starts to map things out.”


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