Christian Churches Together in the USA has named RichardL.Hamm, a former chief executive for 10 years of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), to become the ecumenical group’s first executive administrator. The CCT, launched officially in January, brings together leaders in mainline Protestant, Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, evangelical, and racial and ethnic churches. Hamm’s appointment as the group’s first full-time staff person was made by the CCT steering committee during its May 15-16 meeting in Chicago. Hamm “was involved with CCT during its formative time” and understood the need to deepen fellowship between participants before adopting common witness statements on poverty and evangelism, said Wesley Granberg-Michaelson, CCT president and moderator of the steering committee. Hamm will assume the post August 1.