Exec director search group to be announced by Board July 10
JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) Executive Board will be asked to approve a proposed Executive Director Search Committee when the board meets July 10 at the Baptist Building.
The Executive Board’s administrative committee, per Executive Board Bylaw Article 5, Section 4, is tasked with appointing a proposed search committee and the parameters it is to work within. The identities of the committee will not be disclosed until the board meets July 10.
“The committee feels very positive about the diversity of the people who will be proposed to the Executive Board,” said Jay Scribner, administrative committee chairman. “It is a very good cross-section of Missouri Baptists as well as individuals who have a keen understanding of the history, background and ministries of the MBC.
“The proposal includes a representative from each of the state Convention’s eight regions, thus providing a good balance of Missouri Baptists from across the state.”
It is not known how many committee members there will ultimately be. The committee will have a chairman, vice chairman and recording secretary. The three officers of the MBC Executive Board will be non-voting ex-officio members. They are President Mike Green of Republic, First Vice President Bruce McCoy of St. Louis and Recording Secretary Lisa Albert of Hallsville.
Scribner said he anticipated that the search committee would begin its work shortly after the July 10 board meeting.
“If there are any instructions for the committee, they will come from the board,” Scribner said. Parameters that the committee will be required to work within include, for example, searching for someone with spiritual integrity, theological soundness, conservative biblical values and organizational abilities.
The need for an executive director arose April 10 when the Executive Board voted 44-7 to terminate David Clippard, who had served in that capacity since September 2002. Clippard had succeeded Jim Hill, who resigned in October 2001.
Other matters to be discussed at the board’s July 10 meeting:
• A report from the administrative committee regarding its review of Editor Don Hinkle and The Pathway ministry.
• Approve allocations for the $16.5 million 2008 budget which was approved by the board at its April meeting.
The board is also expected to hear a report from the Theological Study Committee.