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Schuller's daughter will lead Crystal Cathedral

June 10, 2009 |  8:51 pm

Schullerdaughter What some saw as a succession drama at the Crystal Cathedral  may have finally come to an end.

Famed Rev. Robert H. Schuller, founder of the Garden Grove megachurch and longtime host of the "Hour of Power" TV show, announced through a spokesman today that his eldest daughter would take over the leadership role of the ministry.

Sheila Schuller Coleman, 58, is already a top minister at the Crystal Cathedral and runs the "Ask Shelia" blog.

Last October, Schuller surprised some outsiders by ousting his son, Robert A. Schuller, from the leadership of the ministry.

"It is no secret to any of you that my son, Robert, and I have been struggling as we each have different ideas as to the direction and the vision for this ministry," he said in a statement."For this lack of shared vision and the jeopardy in which this is placing this entire ministry, it has become necessary for Robert and me to part ways."

Mike Nason, Crystal Cathedral spokesman, told the Associated Press today that Coleman will take over the ministry immediately and that Schuller, 82, sees his daughter as a "co-leader."

--Shelby Grad

Photo: "Ask Shelia"