SILVER SPRING, Md. — Calling North American Division president Dan Jackson, his “brother from another mother,” General Conference President Ted Wilson acted quickly as Jackson’s official July 1 retirement date was confirmed.
Wilson named himself to a nominating committee of one for Jackson’s replacement, saying he was looking for someone “less Canadian” this time around.
The GC leader revealed his shortlist for Jackson’s replacement involved a selection of candidates each of whom was “very male, very ordained and very much a graduate of Weimar.”
Reminding members to “lay off the gossip juice” before the new NAD president is identified, Wilson said he still needed to run his final decision past the GC Executive Committee before announcing the new NAD leader by smoke signal.
Wilson tweeted his congratulations to Jackson, saying it was big of the extremely popular outgoing leader to “do the right thing and retire before he gets nominated to run the whole church.”