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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:  Gregory Johnson                                            EXECUTIVE MINISTER:  James Kelsey

VICE PRESIDENT: Dennis Christiansen                           SECRETARY:  Lecia Rodriguez   

TREASURER:  James Harriff


Association Representatives:

ADIRONDACK: Sndra Spaulding

ALLEGANY-CATTARAUGUS: 

BROOME-TIOGA: 

CAPITAL AREA: Ed Pettibone

CHAUTAUQUA: Lee O'Brien

FINGER LAKES: Judy Peppard

FRANSEGO:  Patricia Robinson

IROQUOIS: 

        

LIVING WATERS: Mary Lewis

MADISON: 

MID-HUDSON/UNION: Dave Trasoras

MOHAWK ONEIDA: C. Thomas Hast

NIAGARA AREA: Walter Hargrove

NORTH COUNTRY: Chriss Fuller

WAYNE: Wayne Schultz

WEGO: John Kresock

 


At-Large:

Andrew Morrison

Daniel Calvin San

Keith Griffin

Daniel McDowell

       

Mark Caruana

John Koopman

Marilyn Malone


 



Auxiliary Organizations
:

AMERICAN BAPTIST MEN: Richard Russell

AMERICAN BAPTIST WOMEN'S MINISTRIES: Laura Palada

MINISTERS COUNCIL: Pat Ludwig

AMERICAN BAPTIST YOUTH: Kay Klo


ABC/USA General Board Representatives:

Alan Rudnick