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Executive Board

ABCRGR EXECUTIVE BOARD 2022-2024

Rev. Tanya Spencer

President

2022-2024

Pastor, Good Shepherd Community of Faith, Buffalo, New York

Ann Farrell

Clerk

2023-2024

Member, First Baptist Church, Ithaca, NY

Tanya Thurman

Board Member

2022-2026

Member, Second Baptist Church, Mumford, NY

P. Michael Arges

Board Member

2020-2024

Member, Watts Street Baptist Church, Durham, NC

Rev. Orrin (Ted) Hardgrove

Board Member

2022-2026

Member, Christ Congregation, Princeton, NJ

Rev. Dr. Cliff Matthews

Ex-Officio (Board of General Ministries, ABCUSA)

2022-2024

Pastor. St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC

Rev. Brent Bowden

Vice Chair of Permanent Council on Ordination

20222024

Member, First Baptist Church, Rochester, NY

Rev. Jason Alspaugh

Vice President

2022-2024

Member, United Church of Granville, OH

Rev. Steve Brotzman

Board Member

2020-2024

Pastor, First Baptist Church of Penfield, NY

Gregg Goodman

Board Member

2023-2024

Member, First Baptist Church, Penfield, NY

Bonaventure Moulogho

Board Member

2022-2026

Member, Lake Avenue Baptist Church, Rochester, NY

Rev. Jennifer Lessard

Board Member

2022-2026

Pastor, York Baptist Church, York, NY

Rev. Paul Vick

Ex-Officio (Board of International Ministries, ABCUSA)

2022-2024

Member, Immanuel Baptist Church, Rochester, NY

Scott McClellan

Treasurer

2022-2024

Member, First Baptist Church, Rochester, NY

Eh Moo Paw (Erin) Stone

Board Member

2020-2024

Member, Rochester Karen Christian Church, Rochester, NY

Leila Morgan

Board Member

2022-2026

Member, First Baptist Church of Moorestown, NJ

Rev. Dr. Dan Brockway

Board Member

2023-2024

Pastor, First Baptist Church, Brockport, NY

Dan Robinson, Sr.

Board Member

2022-2026

Member, Webster Baptist Church, Webster, NY

Dr. Gaya Shakes

Chair of Permanent Council on Ordination

2022-2024

Member, St. Luke Tabernacle, Rochester, NY

Our Region Leadership also includes teams made up of present board members and at-large clergy & lay people:

 

The Financial Life Team, The Connectional Life Team, The Board Life Team, The Missional Life Team, and The Organizational Life Team

Additionally, the Ordination Review Committee oversees all ordination and recognition processes and candidates on behalf of the region. The Ordination Review Committee is chaired by the Chair and Vice Chair of the Permanent Council on Ordination listed above.

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR ABCRGR EXECUTIVE BOARD

If you are interested in serving as a member of the Executive Board for ABC Rochester/Genesee Region or have someone you feel would be an excellent addition to our leadership, please send your/their name and contact information to office@abcrgr.org, along with a few words about interests, experience, and gifts you or this person could share with the region. The information will be passed along to the nominating committee. Terms for board members are four years; for officers, two years. We are seeking nominations for the 2024-2028 term. Elections are held at delegates meeting if needed; full slates are elected at our biennial gathering.

Thank you for helping us discern who God is raising up for leadership!

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