I would like to congratulate John Stumbo on being elected as the new president of the U.S. Christian & Missionary Alliance. John has filled many roles within the C&MA over the past 30 years, including pastor, administrator, and most recently a District Superintendent. Other than watching a few videos that featured him, I don’t know much about John. He seems to be very well thought of within Alliance circles and considered to be a proven leader. No doubt he will need our prayers (1 Timothy 2:1-2) as he embarks on this monumental challenge. My prayer is that Stumbo would show himself to be a leader like Ezra who, “set his heart to study the Law of the Lord, and to do it and to teach his statutes and rules” (Ezra 7:10).