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ERLC trustees now accepting applications for President & CEO 

September 14, 2021

Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 14, 2021—The board of trustees of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention announced today they are accepting applications from interested candidates for the office of president and CEO of the ERLC. 

ERLC trustees from across the country gathered together Sept. 14-15 for their annual meeting at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. 

During the meeting, trustees approved a presidential profile that includes the following qualifications: 

A full description of the presidential profile is available online

“The ERLC has a rich history and it is our prayer as a search committee that God will reveal to us the right leader He has in mind to continue leading this Commission forward to defend religious freedom and be an advocate for life, the marginalized, the abused and the oppressed across the globe,” said Todd Howard, presidential search committee chair. “We would invite every fellow Southern Baptist to lift up this organization and our committee in prayer, asking God to provide us with wisdom, humility, and discernment.”

The selection of a new president is the responsibility of the ERLC board of trustees. To facilitate this process, the chairman of the board has appointed a search committee of seven trustees who review candidates and then nominate and present the candidate to the full board for approval. 

More information about the presidential search can be found online at www.erlc.com/presidentialsearch.

Elizabeth Bristow

Elizabeth Bristow serves as the Press Secretary. Elizabeth oversees press and media operations for the organization. She received a B.A. in Public Relations and Marketing from Union University in 2010. She and her husband reside in Lebanon, Tennessee and are blessed with two beautiful children. Read More by this Author