February 24, 2022
By Jeff Huett
DECATUR ─ The eight-member team that will help identify the needed leadership gifts and structures for the future of CBF Global Missions and serve as a search committee for its new coordinator has been named by officers of the CBF Governing Board.
At its January 27-28 meeting, the CBF Governing Board approved CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley’s recommendation that the transition team be established and then authorized the CBF officers to appoint the team. Baxley and CBF’s Strategic Engagement Officer Adam Granger will join the Global Missions Transition Team in this work.
The process will include engagements with CBF field personnel, Global Missions staff and others as identified by the team. Once the initial process concludes later this spring, the team will either recommend an interim approach or transition to a formal search committee.
The hope is that the team will move from the work of listening and engagement to an active search between mid-May and General Assembly at the end of June.
Global Missions Transition Team members include:
- Anyra Cano, coordinator, Texas Baptist Women In Ministry; member, CBF Missions Council
- Hannah Coe, pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Waco, Texas; member, CBF Missions Council
- Scott Day, minister of missions, First Baptist Church, Huntsville, Ala.; member, CBF Missions Council
- Angel Pittman, CBF field personnel/educational advocate
- Kevin Pranoto, executive director, Mission Oak Cliff, Cliff Temple Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas
- Tammy Snyder, associate pastor, Bayshore Baptist Church, Tampa, Fla.; chair-elect CBF Missions Council
- Ralph Stocks, retired CBF field personnel, Hungary/Romania
- Charles Watson, director of education, BJC; representative from the CBF Governing Board
Baxley said the selection of this Global Missions Transition Team is an important moment in the life of our Fellowship.
“Over the next several months, this team will do essential work in helping us listen deeply to those most engaged in CBF Global Missions, helping us find ways to further strengthen our participation in Christ’s mission, gain greater clarity about leadership gifts and structures that are most needed now, while also making the culture of CBF Global Missions even stronger,” Baxley said. “Together, after deep listening, we will discern whether a more extensive interim arrangement is needed or whether we are prepared to begin a search for a new coordinator.
“The fact that they will take this listening into the work of searching will better position them to identity the next leader of CBF Global Missions. It is incredibly important that our Fellowship community pray not only for this team in the holy work they will do, but also for our field personnel, Global Missions staff, encourager churches and partners around the world,” Baxley said.
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.