CenturyMen travel to Europe. The CenturyMen, a 100-voice men's chorus, is traveling in Germany, Austria and Switzerland through July 8. The chorus of music ministers, including many from Texas, is directed by Buryl Red. On this tour, the CenturyMen will work with Baptist missionaries Doyle and Arlee Searcy, Scott and Kathy Hinton, Rick and Nancy Dill, Wayne and Pam Jenkins, Carlos and Shannon Ichter, and Tom and Barb Suiter. Daily ministry updates and prayer concerns are listed at www.centurymentour2003.com.
Baylor staffer to White House. Jerome Loughridge, chief of staff to Baylor University President Robert Sloan, has been named a White House Fellow for 2003-2004. He will assume the new role Sept. 1. Loughridge, a 1995 Baylor graduate who also holds a master's degree in public policy from Harvard, is among 12 people chosen for the prestigious fellowship from among more than 1,000 candidates. Loughridge and his wife, Tricia, are members of Highland Baptist Church in Waco.
Music conference planned. The Church MusiConference West, slated for July 25-26 at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, is aimed at ministers of music, youth and children's choir directors, accompanists and other music leaders in churches. The conference includes six 75-minute classes, reading sessions, exhibits, networking opportunities with fellow church musicians and a banquet. The cost is $50 per person. For more information, contact Robert Black at (806) 291-1067 or Dan Turner at (806) 935-3176.