Phyllis Boozer has been named as coordinator of the Baptist Fellowship of the Northeast, a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship regional organization that includes nine states — Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.
Since 1976, Boozer has been an active member of Wilton Baptist Church in Wilton, Conn. Boozer is a longtime deacon, missions committee member and Sunday School teacher, and has led the congregation to focus on the problem of hunger in the Wilton community and throughout the world. Boozer has served on the steering committee of a community organization that sponsors Stop Hunger events and packages meals to feed several hundred children each year. that includes nine states — Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont .
Boozer has also been active in interfaith efforts in her community. She is the past president of the Interfaith Council, an organization that brings together representatives from all faiths in Wilton to work cooperatively on projects that benefit the local community.
A native of Alabama, Boozer received her undergraduate degree from Auburn University and master’s degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Ga. She retired in 2006 after many years of service teaching high school math in Atlanta, Ga., and Wilton, Conn. While a teacher, Boozer served as the head of the math department and as coordinator for new teacher training and mentor programs.
” I have deep Baptist roots, having been one from day one of my life. I am excited and humbled to serve in this capacity as coordinator of Baptist Fellowship of the Northeast. My strength is in connecting people and supporting their ministries,” Boozer said. “I look forward to doing that with the churches, chaplains and field personnel in the Northeast. I feel we have a wonderful and committed group of folks here in the Northeast who are doing the work of the Kingdom in creative ways.”