Okay, so Papa Benny and I are not exactly on a first name basis with one another, but I discover today that I am (or at least once was) on a first name basis with one leader of a globally significant Christian body.
Back when I was a student at Luther Seminary, my wife and I lived next to the Rev. Matthew Harrison and his wife. He plays the banjo badly (or at least did then) but doesn’t seem to have stopped them from electing him as the President of the Missouri Synod of the Lutheran Church. My congratulations to Matt, and best wishes for his ministry as President of that venerable body of Lutherans. HT to Pastor Mark.