Two members of the Baptist Joint Committee staff have expanded job responsibilities.
Taryn Deaton has been named senior director of operations and development. A native of Austin, Texas, Deaton joined the BJC staff in 2012 as the director of development. In her new role, she has responsibilities related to internal operations of the BJC, including the implementation of initiatives and special projects to advance the organization’s strategic direction. She continues to oversee the BJC’s fundraising initiatives.
Jennifer Hawks has been named associate general counsel. A native of Germantown, Tennessee, Hawks joined the BJC in 2014 as staff counsel. Now a member of the U.S. Supreme Court Bar, she continues to provide legal analysis on church-state issues. Hawks also assists in the BJC’s education efforts and responds to pastors and other constituents who have questions about church-state matters.