Rhodes: Next COE Chairman
May 6, 2010
CINCINNATI, OHIO — The Council of Elders elected Melvin Rhodes to be their next chairman with his term to begin July 1. After several rounds of discussion and balloting Mr. Rhodes was chosen. Melvin and his wife, Diane, are from Lansing, Michigan.
Outgoing chairman and interim president, Roy Holladay, was presented with a gift of thanks by the Council for his service. Mr. Holladay’s term as chairman, interim president and councilor ends June 30.
In addition, outgoing councilor Victor Kubik was presented with a gift thanking him for his service on the Council, which also ends June 30. Mr. Kubik has served continuously on the Council of Elders since the formation of the United Church of God in 1995. No other council member remains with that length of continuous service.
The wives of both men, Norma Holladay and Beverly Kubik, joined their husbands at the lectern for the presentations.
Roy Holladay also asked Gary Antion into the meeting to receive a plaque for his seven and a half years of Council service from 1996 through 2003. When Mr. Antion was not reelected to the Council in 2003, he was not presented with the customary plaque and Mr. Holladay apologized for the oversight.
Peter Eddington, Media and Communications Services