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Board of Mission

The Board of Mission is a representative body of thirty-six persons (one from each association; nine at-large; five officers, presidents or designees of four recognized auxiliary organizations; and the Executive Minister). The Board establishes the policies and sets the priorities for the American Baptist Churches of New York State.  Members are elected at the biennial meeting for a four-year term. 
 
The Board's ultimate responsibility is to enable American Baptists through New York State to make a difference in persons' lives, their churches, associations, and communities.

Officers:

PRESIDENT:  Dennis Christiansen                                      EXECUTIVE MINISTER:  James Kelsey

VICE PRESIDENT: Marilyn Malone                                   SECRETARY:  Patricia Ludwig   

TREASURER:  James Harriff


Association Representatives:

ADIRONDACK: Sandra Spaulding

ALLEGANY-CATTARAUGUS: 

BROOME-TIOGA: 

CAPITAL AREA: Catherine Patterson

CHAUTAUQUA: 

FINGER LAKES: Judy Peppard

FRANSEGO:  

IROQUOIS: Phyllis Fox

        

LIVING WATERS: Steve Dygert

MADISON: Fred Cazer

MID-HUDSON/UNION: Dave Trasoras

MOHAWK ONEIDA: C. Thomas Hast

NIAGARA AREA: Jonathan Staples

NORTH COUNTRY: 

WAYNE: 

WEGO: 

 


At-Large:

Lynn Sullivan

Daniel Calvin San

Keith Griffin

Tim Schultz

       

Cedric Cooper

Linda Hoeschle

Wendy Depew Partelow

Lecia Rodriguez

 



Auxiliary Organizations
:

AMERICAN BAPTIST MEN: Leroy Woodruff

AMERICAN BAPTIST WOMEN'S MINISTRIES: Lillian Cabral

MINISTERS COUNCIL: Walter Hargrove

AMERICAN BAPTIST YOUTH:


ABC/USA Board of General Ministries Representative: