RICHMOND, Va. — Sebastian Traeger, executive vice president of the International Mission Board (IMB), has announced he will resign Nov. 15 at the next meeting of IMB trustees.
Traeger tied his resignation to the departure of David Platt as IMB president to pastor a church in northern Virginia.
“I believe the primary role of an EVP is to lead alongside the president, and in light of David’s transition, I want to respect this opportunity to give our future president total freedom to choose the right person to serve alongside him in the future,” Traeger stated to missionaries in a Sept. 28 letter. Traeger became the IMB executive vice president in November 2014 after Platt’s election by IMB trustees in August of that year. He previously worked in the corporate world and with other Christian organizations. (BP)