February 18, 2016
By Carrie McGuffin
DECATUR, Ga. – A fundraising professional with experience in organizations with both local and national impact has joined the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship as the new director of development.
Martha Perusek, a native of Carthage, Mo., began her work at CBF on February 1.
Before joining the CBF staff, Perusek served as the managing director of development for the Latin American Association located in the Atlanta area. She has previously held development roles with the C5 Youth Foundation of Georgia, Prevent Child Abuse Georgia and the national office of the American Cancer Society, among others.
Perusek attended Evangel College in Springfield, Mo., where she earned her degree in Communications and Biblical Studies.
She expressed her excitement to join the staff of the Fellowship on the eve of CBF’s 25th anniversary.
“I am deeply touched and impressed by the level of compassion and caring expressed through all of CBF’s programs and ministries,” Perusek said. “I am honored and excited to be able to reach out to our partners and friends to help make this deeply important work possible.
“I am in awe of the amazing generosity of so many individuals and churches who support CBF throughout the year. Generosity, love and passion fuel our mission, and I truly believe there are even more individuals and organizations who care about supporting churches, developing our next generation of young leaders and sharing compassion with marginalized people of the world and will want to give. The potential for what we can all do together is endless.”
Perusek brings passion and valuable knowledge and experience to this role, said Jeff Huett, CBF’s associate coordinator for communications and advancement.
“Martha is poised to make a huge impact in CBF’s engagement with people and churches as each pursues their God-given mission,” Huett said. “She will be a valuable member of CBF’s leadership team and will work to provide opportunities for Cooperative Baptists and others to put their faith to action alongside the Fellowship.”
Perusek attends Oakhurst Baptist Church in Decatur, Ga., a CBF congregation.
CBF is a Christian Network that helps people put their faith to practice through ministry efforts, global missions and a broad community of support. The Fellowship’s mission is to serve Christians and churches as they discover and fulfill their God-given mission.