The trustees of the Alliance for Christian Media have unanimously elected the Rev. Peter M. Wallace as president of the organization effective Jan. 1. The Alliance produces the national weekly ecumenical radio program, "Day 1."
Wallace will continue as host and executive producer of "Day 1." He joined the Protestant Hour organization in March 2001 and began hosting the program in 2004.
"Day 1" has been broadcast every week for 67 years, formerly as "The Protestant Hour." Featuring outstanding preachers from the mainline denominations, the program is distributed to more than 200 radio stations across America and overseas. The Day1.org website is a hub for mainline Christian content, offering blogs, audio, video, and other resources.
Wallace is a graduate of Marshall University in his hometown of Huntington, W.Va., and earned a master of theology degree from Dallas (Tex.) Theological Seminary. He is the author of eight books, including "Connected: You and God in the Psalms," "Living Loved: Knowing Jesus as the Lover of Your Soul," "Out of the Quiet: Responding to God's Whispered Invitations," "Psalms for Today," and "TruthQuest Devotional Journal." He blogs regularly on Huffington Post and Patheos.com, as well as on Day1.org.
Wallace is also the creator and host of "What Is God Saying to You Today?" - a series of 26 video meditations accessible on the "Call on Faith" smartphone application from Odyssey Networks, as well as on several websites. He resides in Atlanta, Ga., where he is a member of St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church.
The Alliance for Christian Media was formed in 2004 from the merger of the Protestant Hour, Inc. and the Episcopal Media Center. Wallace succeeds the Rev. Canon Louis C. Schueddig, who will continue as executive director of the organization until his retirement in 2013. Schueddig, an Episcopal priest, has served as president of the Episcopal Media Center and the Alliance for 30 years.
The board also elected Thomas Keuneke, chief financial officer of the Alliance, as vice-president.
For more information, call toll-free 888-411-DAY-1 or visit the program's website, http://day1.org.