VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/16/21)—The American Baptist Foundation (ABF) is a ministry of the American Baptist Churches USA, organized in 1985, which supports the stewardship of all American Baptist individuals, churches, and organizations by providing gift planning, gift management, endowment fund management, and educational resources in harmony with the mission of our faith family. It seeks to fulfill this vital mission by working with ABF’s partners in ministry—the American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), International Ministries (IM) and the Multi-Region Corporation (MRC), which includes most of our denomination’s regions that stretch across our nation.
The ABF has retained the services of the PNP Staffing Group to search for its Chief Executive Officer. The CEO is the chief executive officer of the American Baptist Foundation and shall be responsible for the day-to-day administration of its affairs and its staff. For more details on the responsibilities of the position and to apply,
Nichole Tillman, president of ABF’s Board of Directors and chairperson of the search committee, states: “We are grateful to God for the work and ministry of the Foundation and are thankful for the excellent leadership of Linda Cassel, interim executive, and the entire Foundation staff. As we begin the search for the next chief executive, we do so joyfully, seeking a leader who can continue to nurture relationships with our partners and donors to increase American Baptists’ collective witness for our Lord.”
The members of the ABF’s search committee are Michaele D. Birdsall, Rev. Dr. Jesse Brown, Dr. Gene C. Crume, Jr., Rev. Dr. James Kelsey, Rev. Sharon T. Koh, Rev. Jacquline L. Saxton, and Laura Miraz, Ph.D.
About the American Baptist Foundation
Not only does ABF exist to provide a solid foundation for American Baptist ministries and mission, the Foundation itself has that same stability for entering the future. ABF’s previous CEO was the Rev. Perkin Simpson, who served from 2008 through 2020. The beginning of his tenure included the 2008 market crash, and it concluded with the Foundation being a healthy and thriving organization. For example, net assets went from $81 million in 2011 to more than $167 million currently, all while distributing more than $116 million to various donors, members, and American Baptist partners. This fulfills ABF’s goal to “Connect People Who Care to Ministries that Matter.”
American Baptist Foundation supports the stewardship of all American Baptist individuals, churches, and organizations by providing gift planning, gift management, endowment fund management, and educational resources in harmony with the mission of our faith family.
American Baptist Churches USA is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with approximately 5,000 congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.