In Brief: Covenanters Making News

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CHICAGO, IL (June 17, 2009) – The Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management has arranged a special registration rate of $99 for members of the Evangelical Covenant Church to attend the Willow Creek Association’s Leadership Summit on August 6-7.

The rate is discounted more than $180. Covenanters should register online with the priority code AXELSON. The deadline is June 30.

Leadership Summit 2009 will be held at Willow Creek Community Church in Barrington, Illinois. Tens of thousands of leaders also will participate in 140 satellite locations across North America.

Covenant pastors Harvey Carey and David Gibbons will be among the main presenters. Other speakers include former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, journalist David Gergen, Tim Keller, and Wes Stafford.

For more information and to register, click here.

The Axelson Center is part of North Park University’s School of Business and Nonprofit Management.

Twins Draft North Park University Sophomore Pitcher

CHICAGO, IL – The Minnesota Twins selected North Park University sophomore pitcher Mike Giovenco in the 26th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft on Wednesday.

The 6-foot-6, 235-pound right hander created a lot of buzz in the Midwest baseball scouting community this past spring. Routinely throwing in front of multiple professional scouts, he drew interest from every team in Major League Baseball.

Giovenco set the single-season school record for strikeouts with 87 on his way to earning First Team selection for both the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) and the ABCA/Rawlings All-Central Region.

Giovenco led the CCIW in opponents’ batting average (.193) as well as strikeouts and innings pitched (72.1). His 93 mph fastball and wicked slider were a major reason for his success.

Giovenco also excelled in the classroom. The business and economics major has earned North Park’s Dean’s List distinction as well as being named to the Academic All-CCIW team.

Funding Decline Forces Cut in Presidential Prayer Team

TUSCON, AZ – A sharp decline in donations has led the Presidential Prayer Team (PPT) ministry to lay off Meagan Gillan as its executive editor.

Last week’s edition was the 400th consecutive edition of the PPT update, all of them written by Gillan.

In January, President George Bush met with Gillan and other PPT leaders in what she said was his last official appointment – other than coffee the next day with Barack and Michelle Obama.

For a previous feature on Gillan and her ministry, click here.

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