From BJC Staff Reports
The Baptist Joint Committee Board of Directors elected new officers and discussed ways to expand the organization’s reach during its annual meeting in Washington.
Representatives of the BJC’s 15 member bodies engaged in strategic discussions about pressing religious liberty issues during the meeting Oct. 2-3, including upcoming Supreme Court cases and threats to the “Johnson Amendment.” The group also talked about future ways to mobilize religious liberty supporters for action.
The board elected four new officers to serve for the next two years. Dan Hamil, executive director of North American Baptists, Inc., was elected as the board chair, and Timothy Tee Boddie, general secretary of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, was elected vice chair. Jesse Rincones, who serves as the executive director of the Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas and represents the Religious Liberty Council on the board, was elected secretary, and the new treasurer is Valoria Cheek, president of the American Baptist Extension Corporation and general counsel of American Baptist Home Mission Societies of American Baptist Churches USA.