‘An unusual nun’: Socialite-turned-monastic Ann Russell Miller dies at 92


(RNS) — Ann Russell Miller was not a woman of moderation. A San Francisco socialite, Miller spent her early adult years chairing benefit galas, vacationing on yachts along the Mediterranean and amassing a designer shoe collection that, her son told the San Francisco Chronicle, made Imelda Marcos’ “look pitiful by comparison.” She counted Nancy Reagan, … Read more

Saddleback Church pastor Rick Warren signals retirement with search for successor


(RNS) — Saddleback Church pastor Rick Warren on Sunday (June 6) announced the church will begin the official search for his successor, signaling he will retire after 40 years in his pulpit. “That’s a big deal,” Warren said, in a moment of characteristic understatement. Saddleback Community Church, which Warren founded in 1980, is the second-largest church … Read more