“There are other ways that they can allow people to move about in their communities, to go home and isolate with their families and shelter in place.”
“Taking on a role – and knowing that it can be multiple months before you actually stand in front of the whole congregation – I imagine can be frustrating.”
“This year has actually added a poignancy and intensity to Holy Week from all that I’m observing in my own heart and in my congregation.”
“The difficult part is not being face-to-face, not having eye contact, not being able to give hugs and to provide a gentle touch to people, which is something that we do with hand-holding or stroking of someone’s forehead.”
“I definitely think it’s going to make for traumatic grief.”
Barbara Francis, Baptist News Global’s business manager and advertising director, retired March 31, completing a 30-year career working for two faith-based news organizations. Francis was born and raised in Glen Allen, Virginia and currently resides in Ashland, Virginia, outside Richmond….
Natalie Aho, Baptist News Global’s director of engagement and annual giving, has been named the first program manager of the Baptist Commons at Wake Forest University School of Divinity in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She begins her new role April 1….
Stephenson was an outspoken advocate for a free Baptist press and served more than a decade on the board of directors of Associated Baptist Press, the predecessor of Baptist News Global, during its nascent years.