The persons below were nominated at the November 2014 Board of General Ministries meeting to serve as ABCUSA Officers, for the term running from January 1, 2016-December 31, 2017. Officers will be elected at the Biennial Mission Summit, June 26-28, 2015, in Overland Park, Kansas.
Rev. Judy Fackenthal comes from the American Baptist Churches of Greater Indianapolis, and has served as solo pastor of Garfield Park Baptist Church since 1999.
Dr. Josué D. Gómez currently serves as President of the ABCUSA Hispanic Caucus. He is a member of the First Baptist Church of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, and is the first person nominated as an ABCUSA Officer from Iglesias Bautistas de Puerto Rico, the American Baptist Churches of Puerto Rico regional organization.
Paul Higgins currently serves as Vice President of Finance for Rainbow Acres, a residential ranch-style community for the developmentally disabled in Camp Verde, Arizona. Rainbow Acres is also the newest Associated Ministry Organization of American Baptist Churches USA, voted on at the November 2014 Board of General Ministries meetings.