|Adam Hamilton appointed to presidential administration post|
|Written by Taylor Berglund|
|Thursday, 04 February 2016 10:00 AM America/New_York|
President Barack Obama has appointed best-selling author and Pastor Adam Hamilton as a member of President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. His selection as an appointee was announced in an official White House statement Jan. 29.
The other intended appointees joining Hamilton include Christian blogger and author Rachel Held Evans and Rev. Traci D. Blackmon, acting executive minister of justice and witness ministries for the United Church of Christ and pastor at Christ the King United Church of Christ in Florissant, Missouri.
The official announcement from the Office of the Press Secretary noted that President Obama said, “I am pleased to announce that these experienced and committed individuals have decided to serve our country. I look forward to working with them.”
Hamilton commented on receiving the appointment.
“I’m honored to join with other leaders and experts in the work of evaluating and making recommendations for changes in policies, programs and practices relating to faith-based and neighborhood organizations to better serve people in need,” Hamilton said. “I believe I was chosen in part due to Church of the Resurrection’s commitment to serving the community and its long-standing work partnering with low-income schools in the Kansas City area.”
Hamilton will release his forthcoming book and companion Bible study, Half Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Other Things the Bible Doesn’t Say (Abingdon Press), in April.