Transitions

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STAFF CHANGES

Chris Boggus, concluding his tenure as interim college pastor at First Baptist Church, Woodway, Texas.

Cheryl Dudley, to American Baptist Churches of Metropolitan New York as regional executive minister, effective May 1. She succeeds James O. Stallings who concluded his service on April 15 after 22 years.

Brett Foster, to Riverside Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Fla., as pastor.

Sara Hunt-Felke, resigning as families and outreach minister at First Baptist Church, Glendale, Calif.

Steven Quackenbush, to First Baptist Church, Bluefield, W.Va., as director of youth.

RETIREMENT

Becky Payne, retiring after 25 years as pianist at First Baptist Church, Richmond, Va., effective June 30.

ORDINATIONS

Chelsea Krahulik, ordained to ministry on April 19 by Dayspring Baptist Church, Waco, Texas.

Matt Hester, to be ordained to ministry on May 3 by Parkway Baptist Church, Johns Creek, Ga. He will begin serving as its associate pastor on May 18.

Kevin McDaniel, ordained to ministry on April 19 by First Baptist Church, Canton, N.C., where he serves as minister to students.

Ryan Rainbolt, ordained to ministry on March 8 by First Baptist Church, Arkadelphia, Ark.

Artemia Tamayo, to be ordained to ministry on May 2 by Greenbrier Baptist Church, Arlington, Va., where she serves as associate pastor.

DEATHS

Lewis T. Booker, 85, died April 4 in Richmond, Va. He retired from the law firm of Hunton & Williams in 1996 after 42 years with the firm. He served for many years as counsel to the Baptist General Association of Virginia and the SBC’s International Mission Board. He was generous to the University of Richmond, which honored him with the Trustees’ Distinguished Service Award and the President’s Medal. He served on the governing board of the University of Richmond for more than 40 years. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; three sons, Lewis Jr., Claiborne and John; a daughter, Frances Verschuure; and three grandchildren.

James A. Christison Jr., 87, died April 4 in Tampa, Fla. He served the American Baptist Homes Mission Societies as executive director from 1969-1976 and played a major role in restructuring American Baptist Churches USA. He directed “eco-justice” initiatives, and under his leadership, ABHMS adopted a goal that focused on environmental wholeness and human justice. He is survived his wife, Joyce; daughter, Janice; son, Chris; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Daniel Hale, 62, died March 16 in Millersville, Mo. He served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Clarkton, Mo., for six years and First Baptist Church, Millersville, Mo., for 25 years. He is survived by his wife, Cathy; two sons, Jared and Matt; three daughters; and numerous grandchildren.

KUDOS

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Florida, 25 years, May 15-16.

STAFF ANNIVERSARY

Bob Slever, 10 years as pastor of First Baptist Church, Olympia, Wash.

 

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