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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:  Rosemary Oaks-Lee                                         EXECUTIVE MINISTER:  James Kelsey

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT:  Gregory Johnson                    SECOND VICE PRESIDENT:  Dennis Christiansen

SECRETARY:  Lecia Rodriguez                                               TREASURER:  James Harriff


Association Representatives:

ADIRONDACK: Keith Griffin

ALLEGANY-CATTARAUGUS:  Daniel McDowell

BROOME-TIOGA: James Rice

CAPITAL AREA: Ed Pettibone

CHAUTAUQUA:

FINGER LAKES: 

FRANSEGO:  Patricia Robinson

IROQUOIS: Paul Bailey

        

LIVING WATERS: Scott Greene

MADISON: Robert Casler

MID-HUDSON/UNION: Dave Trasoras

MOHAWK ONEIDA: C. Thomas Hast

NIAGARA AREA: 

NORTH COUNTRY: Chriss Fuller

WAYNE: Wayne Schultz

WEGO: John Kresock

 


At-Large:

Rita Castillo

Andrew Morrison

Daniel Calvin San

Sandra Spaulding

Judy Peppard

       

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: 


ABC/USA General Board Representatives:

Alan Rudnick