CBF Advocacy is excited to announce Andrea Corso Johnson as the inaugural recipient of the Suzii Paynter March Advocacy Fellowship. Andrea is a former educator who is now a student in the Master of Divinity program, pursuing a concentration in Faith-Based Social Transformation, at the McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University. Andrea also serves as the Ministry Assistant to Children and Music at Central Baptist Church in Newnan, GA.
“I am deeply honored and incredibly thankful to have received this amazing fellowship opportunity to uphold the leadership legacy of Suzii Paynter March,” Johnson said. “I sincerely look forward to the advocacy experience that I will gain through my fellowship capacity focused on public education as I work alongside CBF colleagues, clergy, congregations, and CBF’s many advocacy partners.”
“Throughout our process, Andrea’s deep commitment to CBF and the local church were abundantly apparent. Andrea is a gifted student who clearly articulated the need for CBF churches to care about public education. As a former educator, Andrea is deeply familiar with the local community school and brings a wealth of experience that is invaluable. Andrea is, without a doubt, the right person for the inaugural Suzii Paynter March Advocacy Fellowship,” John Mark Boes, CBF’s Advocacy Engagement and Programs Manager, stated.
“I’m excited for Andrea to begin this fellowship. She is clearly committed to both education advocacy and to helping move the local church towards more active advocacy. I’m confident her skills and experience will bless the fellowship and enhance and grow our network of advocates,” Stephen Reeves, CBF’s Director of Advocacy, offered.
Andrea will serve from September 6, 2022 to June 30, 2023. She will seek to expand CBF Advocacy’s public education efforts as she works to support churches engaged in public education advocacy efforts. Further, she will coordinate the work across all of CBF’s State and Regional Organizations, where public education efforts are at their greatest.