The National Association of Nouthetic Counselors (NANC) has been served well for the past 15 years by the leadership of Randy Patten as its executive director.

The past week, at its annual conference, NANC announced that its board

…voted unanimously to elect Heath Lambert as executive director, the organization announced, Oct. 2. Lambert, who is assistant professor of biblical counseling at Boyce College, will assume the position effective Oct. 1, 2013.

Lambert will continue teaching at Boyce, which is the undergraduate school of Southern Seminary. [SBTS]

This has the appearance of being a very good preemptive plan for NANC, as it plans to equip another (and growing) generation of biblical counselors.