Brother Cyprian Lamar Rowe has been appointed executive director of the National Office for Black Catholics. The appointment came after a year-long search to find a successor for the group's first executive director, Brother Joseph M. Davis S.M. Rowe, a Marist brother, is a scholar, poet
Wended G. Eames of Silver Spring has been named president of the Washington Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The announcement was made by the First Presidency of the Mormon Church in Salt Lake City. Eames, a former management consultant and Federal Bureau of Investigation employe, succeeds Edward R. Drury who served as president for the past five years.
Dr. Joseph H. Jackson was reelected president of the National Baptist Convention for the 24th consecutive year during the group's annual session held in September in the Superdome in New Orleans.
Elder R. Leslie Willis has succeeded his father, Elder Ulysses S. Willis, as pastor of the Dupont Park Seventh Day Adventist Church at 3185 Massachusetts Ave. SE. Willis was formely associate ministeral secretary to the Southern Union of Seventh-Day Adventists in Atlanta.
The Rev. Dr. Cameron Wells Byrd is the new minister of the Church of the Redeemer, 1423 Girard St. NW. Byrd is the former pastor of Greater Framingham Community Church in Framingham Center, Mass.
Rabbi Arthur C. Bleecher has been installed as head of Beth Tikva Synagogue, 2200 Baltimore Rd. Rockville. Blecher was formerly associated with Congregation Sons of Israel Synagogue in Nyack, N.Y.
The Rev. Dr. John Dillengerger was inaugurated on Sept. 24 as the 10th president of the Hartford Seminary Foundation in Hartford, Conn. Dr. Dillengerger went to Hartford from the Graduate Theological Union, a center of cooperating theological schools, where he was president.