The Revd Jon Scamman Appointed as New CEO at CPAS
The Rev Jon Scamman, vicar of St Thomas’ Lancaster, has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer at CPAS, the Anglican evangelical mission agency.
The Rt Rev Mark Tanner, Bishop of Chester and the Chair of the CPAS Trustees, said:
“On behalf of the trustees of CPAS, I am delighted to announce the appointment of the Rev Jon Scamman as our new Chief Executive Officer. Jon has had a long association with CPAS; he is an Arrow Leadership Programme graduate, has been vicar of St Thomas’ Lancaster, a CPAS patronage church, for the last 12 years, and his children have attended various Venture holidays over the years.
“In recent weeks as we have been prayerfully considering this appointment, my personal devotions seem to have circled around two stories of succession in the Old Testament: from Elijah to Elisha, and from Moses to Joshua. The work we are doing at CPAS is the Lord’s work: we have been seeking to discern his call and believe this to be for Jon. We continue to pray for the Lord’s commissioning for Jon as he takes up this role later in the year, and for all needful gifts of grace as he ministers among us. Such succession must arise from prayer and worship, and be rooted in our fellowship in Christ.
“In preparing this announcement, I discovered that the first ever vicar of St Thomas’ Lancaster, the Rev Joseph Armitage, left there in 1845 to become what was then called the ‘Secretary of the Church Pastoral Aid Society’! Jon is following in his illustrious predecessor’s footsteps. More