Senior Director of Operations and Development
Taryn Deaton, a native of Austin, Texas, is the senior director of operations and development at the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty. She guides the internal processes and operations of the BJC, including the implementation of initiatives and special projects to advance the strategic direction of the organization. In addition, she oversees the BJC’s fundraising initiatives.
Previously, Deaton worked in alumni affairs for Columbia University in New York, as well as donor development for the National Capital Area Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. She also has been the director of campus relations for the Texas Exes (the alumni association for the University of Texas at Austin) and the director of development and admissions for the John Leland Center for Theological Studies in Falls Church, Virginia.
Deaton is a communication graduate of Southwestern University, and she earned a Master of Theological Studies degree from Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University in 2012, where she was a Brauch Scholar.
Deaton and her husband live in Alexandria, Virginia.