Jim Purcell was chair of NCR's board of directors from 2019-2021.

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A special message from NCR's board chair

NCR Today: NCR board chair Jim Purcell writes about the privilege of chairing NCR's board of directors the past three years. And makes a case for further support for NCR.

Perspective

Focus on preaching the kingdom is key to ending clericalism

Viewpoint: Give qualified laypersons real authority to lead faith communities. This could shift emphasis of pastoral leadership towards preaching the kingdom.