Senior Director of Development and Strategy
Taryn Deaton, a native of Austin, Texas, is the senior director of development and strategy at the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty. She is the chief fundraiser for the BJC, and she also guides the implementation of initiatives and special projects to advance the strategic direction of the organization.
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.