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ABHMS provides leadership to Christian-related organizations across U.S.

Staff memberOrganizationTerm/length of service
Laura Alden, PublisherProtestant Church Owned Publishing Association Board of Directors, Springfield, Va.Ongoing
Laura Alden, PublisherNew Baptist Covenant Board of Directors, Washington, D.C.3 years; began 2016
Laura Alden, PublisherAmerican Baptist Historical Society Board of Directors, Atlanta, Ga.Appointed standing representative in 2013
Laura Alden, PublisherNational Council of Churches/Bible Translation and U Committee, Washington, D.C.Ongoing since 2015
Valoria Cheek, Esq., President, The American Baptist Extension Corporation and General Counsel, American Baptist Home Mission SocietiesBaptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, Washington, D.C.
Valoria Cheek, Esq., President, The American Baptist Extension Corporation and General Counsel, American Baptist Home Mission SocietiesBenedict College, Columbia, S.C.
Rev. Dr. Eddie Cruz, Discipleship MinistriesAmerican Baptist Foundation Board of Directors, Valley Forge, Pa.1.5 years
Rev. Dr. Eddie Cruz, Discipleship MinistriesGreen Lake Conference Center Board2 years
Rev. Dr. Eddie Cruz, Discipleship MinistriesAssociation of Fundraising Professionals, Orlando Chapter, Winter Park, Fla.5 years
Derrick Gilbert, MBA, CBA, Director, Technology ManagementAmerican Baptist Computer Center, Valley Forge, Pa.4 years
Victoria Goff, National Coordinator, Volunteer-mobilization & Disaster-response ministriesNorth American Baptist Fellowship Disaster Relief NetworkOngoing since 2006
Victoria Goff, National Coordinator, Volunteer-mobilization & Disaster-response ministriesChurch World Service CROP Committee, New York City10 years
Victoria Goff, National Coordinator, Volunteer-mobilization & Disaster-response ministriesAmerican Baptist Women's Ministries, Valley Forge, Pa.13 years
Susan Gottshall, Associate Executive Director, CommunicationsReligion Communicators Council, New York City2017-2020
Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, Executive DirectorBaptist World Alliance, Executive Committee and Human Resources Committee5 years
Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, Executive DirectorBaptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, Washington, D.C.Ongoing
Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, Executive DirectorNational Leadership Council, American Baptist Churches USA, Valley Forge, Pa.Ongoing
Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, Executive DirectorNational Executive Council, American Baptist Churches USA, Valley Forge, Pa.Ongoing
Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, Executive DirectorChurch World Service, Heads of Mission, New York CityOngoing
Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, Executive Director588/Tenants in Common, American Baptist Churches USA, Valley Forge, Pa.Ongoing
Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, Executive DirectorAmerican Baptist Computer Center, Valley Forge, Pa.Ongoing
Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, Executive DirectorAmerican Baptist Foundation, Valley Forge, Pa.Ongoing
Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, Executive DirectorBarnabas Partners, American Baptist Churches USA, West CoastOngoing
Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, Executive DirectorAmerican Baptist Homes and Caring Ministries, American Baptist Churches USAOngoing
Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, Executive Director/represented by Dr. Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III, Executive Director EmeritusMorehouse School of Religion, Atlanta, Ga.Ongoing
Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, Executive Director/represented by Dr. Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III, Executive Director EmeritusColgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, Rochester, N.Y.Ongoing
Rev. Dr. Brenda Halliburton-Williams, Senior Strategist, Cultural Competency & EducationChurch World Service, New York CitySince 2015
Rev. Dr. Brenda Halliburton-Williams, Senior Strategist, Cultural Competency & EducationInterfaith Immigration CoalitionSince 2016
Rev. Dr. Brenda Halliburton-Williams, Senior Strategist, Cultural Competency & EducationIntercultural Development InventorySince 2012
Rev. Rebecca Irwin-Diehl, Editor, Judson PressAmerican Baptist Churches USA, Mission Center Worship Committee, Valley Forge, Pa.6 years
Rev. Rebecca Irwin-Diehl, Editor, Judson PressPhiladelphia Baptist Association Board of DirectorsSince 2015; two 3-year terms
Marcia Jessen, Curriculum EditorCommittee on the Uniform Series, NCCUSA, Washington, D.C.Since 2006
Dr. Jeffrey Johnson, National Coordinator, Evangelism and New Church PlantingNCC, Directors of Evangelism, Washington, D.C.Ongoing
Dr. Jeffrey Johnson, National Coordinator, Evangelism and New Church PlantingWorld Council of Churches, Directors of Evangelism, New York CityOngoing
Dr. Jeffrey Johnson, National Coordinator, Evangelism and New Church PlantingMission America, Directors of Evangelism and Denominational Leaders, Palm Desert, Calif.Ongoing
Linda Johnson-LeBlanc, Marketing Director, Judson PressMcKee ConsultationYearly
Rev. Florence Li, National Coordinator, Asian MinistriesBurma Refugees Commission, American Baptist Churches USA, Valley Forge, Pa.Ongoing
Rev. Florence Li, National Coordinator, Asian MinistriesValley Forge Ministers CouncilOngoing
Rev. Florence Li, National Coordinator, Asian MinistriesAlliance of Asian American Baptist Churches, Oneonta, N.Y.Ongoing
Dr. Laura Miraz, Associate Executive Director, Human Resource ServicesAmerican Baptist Safety Committee, Valley Forge, Pa.N/A
Dr. Laura Miraz, Associate Executive Director, Human Resource ServicesAmerican Baptist Churches USA, Biennial Planning Committee, Valley Forge, Pa.N/A
Office of the Executive DirectorMurrow Indian Children's Home, Muskogee, Okla.Ongoing
Rev. Salvador Orellana, Director, Intercultural MinistriesSeminario Evangelico de Puerto Rico, San JuanOngoing
Rev. Salvador Orellana, Director, Intercultural MinistriesChristian Churches Together, IndianapolisOngoing
Dr. Alonzo Patterson, Coordinator, Alaska MinistriesAlaska Child and Family Service, Anchorage20 years
Dr. Alonzo Patterson, Coordinator, Alaska MinistriesKodiak (Alaska) Baptist Mission20 years
Dr. Alonzo Patterson, Coordinator, Alaska MinistriesCamp Woody, Kodiak, Alaska20 years
Dr. Alonzo Patterson, Coordinator, Alaska MinistriesDaybreak Mental Health Service, Palmer, Alaska18 years
Dr. Alonzo Patterson, Coordinator, Alaska MinistriesCordova (Alaska) Community Christian Center20 years
Dr. Alonzo Patterson, Coordinator, Alaska MinistriesInterdenominational Ministerial Alliance, Anchorage, Alaska20 years
Dr. Alonzo Patterson, Coordinator, Alaska MinistriesEcumenical Fellowship Alaska Churches, Anchorage3 years
Curtis Ramsey-Lucas, Editor, The Christian CitizenBaptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, Washington, D.C.Ongoing since 2005
Curtis Ramsey-Lucas, Editor, The Christian CitizenBaptist World Alliance, Commission on Religious Freedom, Falls Church, Va.Ongoing since 2015
Curtis Ramsey-Lucas, Editor, The Christian CitizenInterfaith Disability Advocacy Collaborative, American Association of People with Disabilities, Washington, D.C.Ongoing since 2010
Curtis Ramsey-Lucas, Editor, The Christian CitizenReligion Communicators Council, New York City
Curtis Ramsey-Lucas, Editor, The Christian CitizenMinds Renewed: The Consortium for a Christlike Response to Mental Health, Winston-Salem, N.C.Ongoing
Curtis Ramsey-Lucas, Editor, The Christian CitizenMurrow Indian Children's Home, Muskogee, Okla.Began 2016
Harvey Stewart, Coordinator, American Indian MinistriesAmerican Baptist Indian Caucus, Anadarko, Okla.
Harvey Stewart, Coordinator, American Indian MinistriesFoundation for Community Vitality, President and Chairperson of Board
Ben Sullivan, Coordinator, American Indian MinistriesAmerican Baptist Indian Caucus, Anadarko, Okla.Ongoing
Ben Sullivan, Coordinator, American Indian MinistriesOklahoma Indian American Baptist Association, WalterOngoing
Ben Sullivan, Coordinator, American Indian MinistriesMurrow Indian Children's Home, Muskogee, Okla.
Rev. Dr. Marilyn Turner-Triplett, Director, Rizpah's ChildrenAlderson Broaddus University Board, Philippi, W.Va.4-year term
Rev. Dr. Marilyn Turner-Triplett, Director, Rizpah's ChildrenNational Leadership Council, American Baptist Churches USA, Valley Forge, Pa.
Rev. Dr. Marilyn Turner-Triplett, Director, Rizpah's ChildrenAmerican Baptist Association of Seminary Administrators
Rev. Dr. Marilyn Turner-Triplett, Director, Rizpah's ChildrenAmerican Baptist Association of Colleges and Universities
Rev. Dr. Marilyn Turner-Triplett, Director, Rizpah's ChildrenDiscipleship and Christian Education Guide, Judson Press, Editorial Board, Valley Forge, Pa.
Rev. Dr. Cassandra Carkuff Williams, Director, Discipleship Ministries Palgrave MacMillan Series on Animal Ethics, Editorial Board, New York CityOngoing since 2006
Rev. Dr. Cassandra Carkuff Williams, Director, Discipleship Ministries Journal of Animal Ethics, University of Illinois Press, ChampaignOngoing since 2006
Rev. Dr. Cassandra Carkuff Williams, Director, Discipleship Ministries Creation Justice Network, American Baptist Churches USA, Valley Forge, Pa.Ad-hoc basis
Dr. Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III, Executive Director EmeritusNew Baptist Covenant, Atlanta, Ga.