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Richard DuBose will be commissioned as the new president of the Montreat Conference Center on June 7. The 10:30 a.m. event in Anderson Auditorium will be part of Montreat’s Summer Worship Series.

The Rev. Dr. Brian Blount, president of Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia, will be the guest preacher taking part in the commissioning service. DuBose is a graduate of Davidson College and has served on the Mountain Retreat Association Board of Directors since 2012. He took office as president on Nov. 17, 2014.

“It is a great privilege and opportunity to have been asked to be the MRA’s president,” DuBose said, “but this commissioning feels to me less about my role, and more a reminder of the importance of our ministry, and that God works best through people in community who hold each other up. I have really felt that support and partnership in my first few months.”

DuBose came to Montreat after serving as the chief development officer of Points of Light, the largest organization in the world dedicated to volunteer service. Prior to that, he served as the vice president for institutional advancement at Columbia Theological Seminary, where he led a campaign that doubled the size of the seminary’s annual fund and significantly increased the number of individual and alumni donors.

The son and grandson of Presbyterian ministers, DuBose attended the summer Clubs program as a child, and while in college, his summer jobs included service as a Clubs counselor, assisting at the Presbyterian Historical Foundation and running the skating rink.

His wife, Jeannie Cochran DuBose, a graduate of Vanderbilt University, is the former director of spiritual formation at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Atlanta and is, like her husband, an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). They have three children.

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