ABC General Secretary Search Committee Named

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ABC General Secretary Search Committee Named


VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 07/12/16)—The search for the next General Secretary of ABCUSA begins in August 2016.  According to the ABCUSA By-laws the Nominating Committee of ABCUSA plus one additional person named by the partner boards (ABHMS, IM and MMBB) make up the General Secretary Search Committee.

The members of the Search Committee are:
1. Judy Fackenthal, ABC President and Chair
2. Don Ng, ABC Past-President
3. Donald Robinson, representing the ABCUSA Intercaucus
4. Robert Crouch, Board of General Ministries (West Virginia)
5. Shirley Fair, Board of General Ministries (Central)
6. Kelly Legg, Board of General Ministries (Pennsylvania and Delaware)
7. Charity Matic, Board of General Ministries (Los Angeles, Southwest & Hawaii)
8. Wesley Roberts, Board of General Ministries (Massachusetts)
9. Tom Ross, Board of General Ministries (Metro New York)
10. Marcia Patton, Regional Executive Ministers Council (Evergreen Association)
11. Charles Revis, Regional Executive Ministers Council (Northwest)
12. John Williams, Regional Executive Ministers Council (Central)
13. Doris Garcia Rivera, representing American Baptist Home Mission Societies, International Ministries, and MMBB Financial Services

Questions should be directed to ABC President Judy Fackenthal, who chairs the committee, at

The search committee will meet August 8 in Chicago to begin the process. Please hold the committee in prayer as they begin this important sacred work.

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