By Mac Overton
director of the Big Sandy branch of the Institute in Basic Life
Principles (IBLP)--the IBLP is the international ministry of Bill
Gothard of Oak Brook, Ill.--has resigned.
Ron Fuhrman, who
directed the IBLP's Air-Land Emergency Response Team (ALERT), which
owns and occupies the former Ambassador College campus, resigned
as of July 22.
ALERT, also called
the International ALERT Academy, moved from Michigan's Upper Peninsula
to the former Ambassador campus in March 2000.
John Tanner, the new Big Sandy supervisor of ALERT, said Mr. Fuhrman will head a program in Holland, Mich., working with ALERT cadets to teach them construction skills.
and his family decided it was time to move on," said Mr. Tanner.
military ranks on its employees and cadets. Mr. Fuhrman is a colonel;
Mr. Tanner is a lieutenant colonel.)
all of whom are males, receive religious training as well as learn
disaster-relief and other skills at military-style installations
in Big Sandy and elsewhere.
"Col. Fuhrman founded ALERT nine years ago," said Mr. Tanner. "Basically he had a vision for it that has helped it to develop to where it is today."
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