RICHMOND, Va. – Mary Beth Foust has been named the first Networking Coordinator for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Virginia.
Foust will serve as the CBFVA point person for Student.GO, networking events and activities, and advocacy. She will also preach and teach in churches and mission events across Virginia to educate and inspire congregations about CBF’s local and global mission.
Foust currently serves in The Office of Pastoral Care at Westminister Canterbury in Richmond, VA. While in seminary, Foust served as Ministry Intern at Central Baptist Church, Richmond, VA and she received one of two inaugural CBF Vestal Scholarships for her proven leadership with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
Foust has served globally as part of CBF’s Student.GO global mission program as a Mission Intern in Skopje, Macedonia in the summer of 2007, and on the Millennium Development Team that traveled to Romania, Ethiopia, Uganda, Nicaragua, and Mexico City in 2008. She also served as Next Generation Missions Intern in Birmingham, AL from 2008-2010.
Foust is a native of Texas, and she holds a Master of Divinity from Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, Virginia, and completed her undergraduate studies at Samford University. She is married to Caleb Foust, who serves as Associate Pastor with Youth at Gayton Baptist Church, Richmond, VA.
Foust said she is excited about the opportunity to serve CBFVA in this new role.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with CBFVA in this capacity. My experiences with Student.GO shaped my call story in so many ways, and because of this I look forward to encouraging other young Baptists to serve. I also look forward to preaching and teaching in congregations around the state of Virginia with a great invitation for them to join in the good work of CBFVA,” Foust said.
CBF field coordinator, Rob Fox, said, “Mary Beth Foust brings missions experience, administrative strengths, and a dynamic network of relationships with Fellowship Baptists and advocacy partners that will shape the future of CBFVA.”
“Our vision is to give every young Baptist the opportunity to engage in God’s mission. Mary Beth will lead this effort as she develops new ministry networks, grows and develops Student.GO, and connects young Baptists with church mission and ministry opportunities across Virginia.” Fox said, “Networking churches and young Baptists will build the future of the Fellowship, and Mary Beth is just the right leader for this new work.”
Foust will begin her work as Networking Coordinator on January 1, 2014.