Executive Board

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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 clerk, and a couple board members. Elections are held at our annual meeting.

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

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ABCRGR Executive Board 2022-2026

Executive Board

Officers / Church:

Rev. Tanya Simmons-Spencer, President - Good Shepherd Community of Faith, Buffalo, NY

Rev. Jason Alspaugh, Vice President - United Church of Granville, Granville, OH

​Clerk (position open)

Scott McClellan, Treasurer - First Baptist Church Rochester, Rochester, NY

Board Members / Church Location​:

Rev. Steve Brotzman – First Baptist Church, Penfield, NY

Eh Moo Paw - Rochester Karen Baptist Church, Rochester, NY

Rev. Erica Saunders – Peace Community Church, Oberlin, OH

Tanya Thurman - Second Baptist Church, Mumford, NY

 Laura Tubbs – Lake Avenue Baptist Church, Rochester, NY

Michael Arges - Watts Street Baptist Church, Durham, NC

Rev. Ted Hardgrove - Christ Congregation, Princeton, NJ

Rev. Jen Lessard - Immanuel Baptist Church, Rochester, NY

Leila Morgan - First Baptist Church, Morristown, NJ

Bonaventure Moulogho - Lake Avenue Baptist Church, Rochester, NY

Dan Robinson - Webster Baptist Church, Webster, NY

(position open for board member)

Our Executive Board also consists of 3 teams made up of present & former board members, clergy & lay people: The Connectional Life Team, The Missional Life Team and The Organizational Life Team.

Those teams also include:

Alissia Thompson, United Church Granville, Granville, OH

Dr. Linda Clark, Greater Harvest Church, Rochester, NY

David Grant, info coming

Rev. Dr. Carol Garrett, Historic Parsells Church, Rochester, NY

Ken Hines, First Baptist Church Rochester, Rochester, NY

Representative Members

(Ex-officio—these are not elected positions but serve as voting members

​of the ABCRGR board as representatives of their organizations as per our bylaws)

Beth Short – Immediate Past President (2020-2021)

Paul Vick – International Ministries

Rev.Dr. Cliff Matthews—Board of General Ministries

Permanent Council Members

Dr. Gaya Shakes, President– St. Luke Tabernacle Community Church, Rochester, NY

Rev. Brent Bowden, Vice President - First Baptist Rochester, Rochester, NY