VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/17/16)—The General Secretary Search Committee for American Baptist Churches has met face to face and by conference call to prayerfully discern the way forward in the search for our next General Secretary. The committee seeks the best qualified candidate who will serve ABCUSA with a sense of deep faith and love of Christ, engage in collaboration with denominational and ecumenical partners, offer both a pastoral and prophetic presence, and be the harmonizer who calls all American Baptists into unity. Executive recruitment firm, National Executive Service Corps, has been retained to assist with the search.

The General Secretary position profile is now posted on the ABCUSA website, here. To apply, please see the instructions document “How to Apply.” To make a recommendation for the position, please use the “Recommendations” form. Submit all recommendations and applications to National Executive Service Corps as indicated on the “How to Apply” document. The application deadline is January 6, 2017. The deadline for recommending prospective candidates is December 6, 2016.

All American Baptist entities are asked to share this news release through social media outlets and other sources of communication.

General Secretary Search Committee members include: Judy Fackenthal, chair; Wesley Roberts, vice-chair; Kelly Legg, chaplain; Robert Crouch; Shirley Fair; Charity Matic; Donald Robinson; Tom Ross; Don Ng; Marcia Patton; Charles Revis; John Williams; Doris Garcia-Rivera; and Marilyn Tyson, support staff.

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.