WACO, Texas (AP) — A former Texas minister was convicted late Wednesday of slipping his wife sleeping pills, smothering her to death with a pillow and faking her suicide note so he could be with his mistress.
The longtime leader of the Minnesota Council of Churches is taking over as the president of the National Council of Churches.
The Rev. Peg Chemberlin was official installed during a service at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Minneapolis. She is a native of Waconia, Minn., a minister in the Moravian Church of America, and has led the Minnesota council for the last 14 years.
Disgraced evangelical leader Ted Haggard has agreed to help promote a new documentary following his life in exile after a 2006 sex scandal — no longer bound by an agreement with his former church that prohibited him from talking publicly about the events that led to his downfall.
By Eric Gorski, The Associated Press
, December 26, 2008
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