Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Interfaith group to introduce new director

Mecklenburg Ministries will sponsor a reception Thursday night (Jan. 9) to introduce its new executive director, Danny Trapp, to the public.

The event, 6-8 p.m., will be in Oxford Hall at Myers Park Presbyterian Church, 2501 Oxford Place.

The official program will begin at 7 p.m. and will feature remarks by Adrian Bird, professor of Christian history at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Charlotte.

The South Carolina-born Trapp, 55, is a recent graduate of that seminary and had worked for nonprofits in Charlotte's criminal justice community, helping those who have been incarcerated.

 At Mecklenburg Ministries, an interfaith group with 100 member congregations, Trapp succeeds Maria Hanlin, who left the post last year to become CEO of Habitat for Humanity in Greensboro.

-- Tim Funk