Banquet and Celebration of Co-Missioning

Wednesday, June 25, 7:00 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Join us Wednesday evening for a Celebration of Co-Missioning!  Begin your General Assembly by sharing a family meal and fellowship around the tables with your CBF community.  After dinner we will hear inspiring stories of how our field personnel and fellowship congregations are co-missioning around the world –  being the presence of Christ in tangible, creative, sustainable ways.  Hear what is happening in churches recently started and in the ministries of our chaplains and pastoral counselors.  The highlight of the evening will come as we join together in the blessing of newly endorsed chaplains and commissioning of new church starters and new Global Missions field personnel.  

Banquet Menu:

Adult: Chicken Manicotti with seasonal vegetables and apple tart

Grilled chicken breast and ricotta cheese topped with an heirloom tomato and mushroom ragout and shaved reggiano cheese. $25 per adult

Children (ages 10 and under): Chicken tenders and french fries $10 per child

A vegetarian meal will be available. Please indicate your preference for this option in the dietary section of the reservation form.

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Meet the new field personnel and church starters:


Brooke and Mike have served in Southeast Asia before and return as a couple to be a presence of Christ in a community where Christians make up less than 10% of society.  They go in CBF’s partnership model of service working alongside local leaders to wage peace.  Mike is a graduate of Truett Theological Seminary, a CBF partner school, and Brooke brings with her experience in secondary math education.


“My passion is engaging persons of other faiths, promoting peace, and encouraging and equipping young believers,” Mike says. Brooke adds: “At this point, our biggest prayer need is for is for preparation in leaving for the field. Prayers for patience and wisdom in what needs to be done.”


Scarlett Jasper joins CBF’s Together for Hope initiative as well as the Poverty and Transformation and Economic Development Mission Communities as she continues to serve in the Appalachian foothills of Southern Kentucky. 

“I am a Rural Poverty Advocate, working with individuals and families in crisis, including the homeless, victims of domestic violence and families in financial and medical crisis.” 

While she assists families with financial counseling, job readiness skills, applying for additional benefits and services, Scarlette also coaches others to meet emotional and spiritual needs through classes, counseling referrals and Bible study. 

Janel and Phil Miller-Evans From the Micah Center of Pinellas County, they join the Economic Development and Poverty Transformation Mission Communities as well as serve on the Urban Team of field personnel around the U.S.


“Phil and I have been working with underemployed children and families in the neighborhood around the church for the last 11 years.  As a social worker I am called to advocate, educate and assist these families who struggle on a daily basis.  As they relate to our center we have seen their lives improve financially, emotionally and spiritually.  Our center has been the presence of Christ to our community giving these families dignity and respect in our community.”

Meet the newly-endorsed Chaplains and Pastoral Counselors:

Kate Blackshear—Heart to Heart Hospice, Austin, Texas
Leah Boling—Hawaii Air National Guard, Waipahu, Hawaii
Thomas M. Cantwell—Baptist Health – Paducah, Paducah, Kentucky
David Christensen—United States Army
Barry Click—AAPC Diplomat (retired), Austin, Texas
Teresa Darnell—East Tennessee Children's Hospital and Parkwest Hospital, Knoxville, Tennessee
Gale Dollar—DePaul Health Center, Bridgeton, Missouri
Thomas Everett—United States Navy Reserves
Jarrod Foerster—United States Army
Shirley Gross—University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, Tennessee
Laura Catherine Hall—United States Navy
Matthew Hanzelka—United States Air Force Reserve
Hideyo Hayworth—United States Air Force Reserve
Philip Johnson—Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Brenda Pace Jones—Wellspring Counseling Service, Hendersonville, North Carolina
John Lassitter—Air Force National Guard, Martindale, Texas
Kenneth LeBon—United States Army
Timothy Mayhall—St. Vincent’s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama
Christopher McDaniel—Roper Saint Francis Healthcare, Charleston, South Carolina
David McDaniel—Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri
James McNeal—United States Navy Reserve
Michael Metcalf—Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, Augusta, Georgia
Linda Moore—Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, North Carolina
Chad Mustain—Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
LouRae Myhre-Weber—St. James Healthcare, Butte, Montana
Ronald Nordan—United States Navy
Ansia Picou—Chaplain Candidate US Air Force
Heather Rothermel—Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, Georgia
Chan Shaver—Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
David Simmons—Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania
Solon Smith—Madison State Hospital, Madison, Indiana
Craig Stevens—Self Regional Hospital, Greenwood, South Carolina
Gary Strickland—Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Supervisory Candidate, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Michael Strickland—Civil Air Patrol
Christopher Towles—CBF Minister for Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Mark Traeger—United States Air Force

Meet the new Church Starters:

George Linney is pastor of Tobacco Trail Church (TTC) in Durham, N.C. Known in its community as the "running church," TTC gathers for worship along a 6.5 mile recreational trail in south Durham each Sunday afternoon. A native of Charlotte and graduate of Duke Divinity School, George is married to Kristen and they have three children: George IV (10), Kathryn (8) and William (6).
We are a decidedly missional congregation and focused on what God is doing outside of the classic church walls. We call the trail "our church." When you are using the trail, you are a welcome guest at our church.

Kyle Tubbs is the lead pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Round Rock, Texas. A graduate of Logsdon School of Theology at Hardin-Simmons University, Tubbs is currently pursuing a doctorate in leadership studies from Dallas Baptist University. His wife, Kaily, is an educator at a middle school in nearby Georgetown. Having launched in early 2013, the vision of Grace Baptist is to impact Williamson County and beyond, by joining God in God's extraordinary work of reconciliation and the redemption of all creation.

Our people embrace being the church. We are truly missional in our community. Please pray that we will remain faithful to the core values God gave us: worshiping with reverence and joy, affirming the freedom to question openly and think deeply, nurturing authenticity and maturing in faith, valuing both women and men in ministry, and embracing and serving all people with the love of Christ

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