CBF Advocacy invites applicants for Suzii Paynter March Advocacy Fellowship

August 10, 2022

By Aaron Weaver

DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship announced today that applications and resumes are being accepted for the Suzii Paynter March Advocacy Fellowship, named in honor of the former CBF Executive Coordinator.

The recipient of the inaugural fellowship will focus on increasing public education advocacy within CBF and work alongside CBF Advocacy staff to encourage Cooperative Baptists to become effective advocates for their public schools.

John Mark Boes, CBF’s Advocacy Engagement and Programs Manager, said the fellowship is an “exciting opportunity for CBF Advocacy.”

“Cooperative Baptists care deeply about the work of their neighborhood public schools,” Boes said. “Many have reading programs, supporting feeding programs in schools, or partner with local classrooms. This is another opportunity to help CBF churches engage deeply with their communities.”

CBF Director of Advocacy Stephen Reeves affirmed the importance of the new fellowship.

“I’m excited about this first-of-its-kind fellowship for CBF Advocacy and the growth it represents,” Reeves said. “This position will quickly ramp up our focus on public education advocacy and help equip the Fellowship for more action. I’m confident God is calling a passionate and talented young person to fulfill this role. I’m grateful to the donors that made this possible and to Suzii’s strong legacy of advocacy, which continues to bear fruit across CBF life.

Suzii Paynter March Fellowship is designed for students in graduate programs or recent graduates to discover and facilitate educational advocacy work throughout CBF. Applications are being accepted until August 22, 2022.

The fellowship rill run from September 6, 2022 until July 1, 2023, and includes a monetary award and funds to cover travel expenses. The recipient will receive an $8,000 stipend.

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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.

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