Please submit transitions — including staff changes, ordinations, anniversaries or deaths — to Barbara Francis. This page will be updated weekly.
James W. Carlson, to Clearfield (Utah) Community Church, as pastor.
Steve Cothran, to Central Baptist Church, Newnan, Ga., as associate pastor to students. Previously he served for more than 15 years as associate pastor of students and family life at First Baptist Church, Greensboro, N.C.
Lamont Hemminger, to First Baptist Church, Tarboro, N.C., as pastor.
Gail R. Hill, to First Baptist Church, Chico, Calif., as pastor.
Jacob Roberts, to First Baptist Church, Eatonton, Ga., as associate pastor and minister of youth. He comes from Clermont (Fla). Baptist Church, where he served as youth minister.
Michael Wedman, to New Community Church, Union, Wash., as pastor.
Nancy Wheeler, to First Baptist Church, Atlantic, Iowa, as pastor.
Chad Zaucha, now serving as pastor of First Baptist Church, Cadillac, Mich. Previously he served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Ojai, Calif.
Mike Graybeal, retiring as pastor of First Baptist Church, Castleford, Idaho.
Ron Grizzle, retiring as director of the Center for Teaching Churches at McAfee School of Theology, Atlanta, Ga., effective Dec. 31. He has served in that position since 2010.
David Kile, retiring as pastor for senior adult ministries at First Baptist Church, Seattle, Wash., after 52 years in ministry.
Stan Murdoch, retiring as pastor of First Baptist Church, Kearney, Neb., after 30 years in ministry.
Marshall Peters, retiring as executive minister of Mid-American Baptist Churches, Des Moines, Iowa, effective May 2018.
JoAnn Schlobaski, retiring as pastor of Federated Church of Berlin, Wis.
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Tyler Smith, ordained to ministry on Nov. 19 by Georgia Plain Baptist Church, Georgia, Vt., where he serves as pastor.
Richard Inman, 10 years as pastor of Atlantic (Va.) Baptist Church.