ATLANTA – The elected officers of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship have outlined a process for naming the next executive coordinator that begins with nominees for members of the search committee.
Daniel Vestal announced to the organization’s Advisory Council Sept. 9 that he will retire as executive coordinator effective June 30, 2012. The officers are seeking names for potential search committee members through the end of September. Nominees for the search committee should be sent to CBFsearchcommittee@gmail.com.
The officers, in compliance with the Fellowship’s constitution and bylaws and personnel policies manual, will select the search committee. The timeline for the process is as follows:
· September: Officers receive recommendations for members of the executive coordinator search committee.
· October: Officers decide on the makeup of the nine-member search committee.
· November: Officers announce members of the search committee, and the search committee begins its work.
The current CBF officers are Colleen Burroughs, moderator; Keith Herron, moderator-elect; Christy McMillin-Goodwin, immediate past moderator; and Renee Bennett, recorder.
“The officers are committed to clear communication of our process moving forward and realize the importance of considering the initial reports from the 2012 Task Force before forming the search committee,” Burroughs said. “We covet your prayers for wisdom in the coming days and trust that God will direct our path together.”
In addition to the nine members, the moderator will serve on the search committee as a non-voting, ex officio member. The search committee will be a mixture of laypersons, clergy and at least one person from the CBF personnel committee. The search committee will reflect the diversity of the Fellowship community as much as is practical, and the chair will be appointed by the moderator.
All communication regarding the search committee process should go through the e-mail address listed above.
CBF is a fellowship of Baptist Christians and churches who share a passion for the Great Commission and a commitment to Baptist principles of faith and practice. The Fellowship’s mission is to serve Christians and churches as they discover and fulfill their God-given mission.