The Board of Regional Ministries of the American Baptist Churches of Ohio is comprised of twenty people including five officers who are elected by delegates to the ABC Ohio Annual Gathering in October. The Board of Regional Ministries is responsible for establishing the overall policies and fiscal guidelines for the Region in accordance with its mission statement to “Rise Up and Build Healthy Congregations that Impact the World for Christ.”   

The Region Board meets in February, May, September, and November each year.  Board members, staff, and other volunteers carry out our ministry through service on various committees and task forces in the Region.  Current committees at work are the Association Task Force, the Office of the Future Task Force, and the State Advisory Committee on Ordination (SACO).

The Baptist Foundation, Inc. (BFI), which holds all real property of the region, is also served by the same board members.   BFI meets as needed in February, May, and September with an annual meeting held each November.

The Board of Regional Ministries voted in 2015 to begin posting the approved minutes of each meeting online to better inform our ABC of Ohio constituency of the efforts of the board on their behalf.  Attachments to the minutes will not be online but are available at our Region office in Granville.

Pastors, church leaders, laity are all invited to complete a Leadership Pool Nomination Form if interested in serving on the Region Board or if you know someone who you would like to nominate to serve (with the nominee's permission, of course).

We ask for your prayers for each Region Board member as together they seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit in providing governance for the American Baptist Churches of Ohio.  Pray for the committee and task force members as they assist the Region in accomplishing various goals.

Please pray also for each Region Staff person as he/she so faithfully provides service and support to the churches, pastors, and ministries of this Region.

2017 Board of Regional Ministries

2017 BOARD OF REGIONAL MINISTRIES

Rev. James Willis, Sr. President
Rev. Dr. Ken Atchison Vice President
Rev. Joe Sanders    Secretary        
Mr. Rick Dostal     Treasurer
Mrs. Sharron Sedziol     
Past President Rev. Dr. Roger Alber, Mrs. Anita King, Mr. John Boxill, Rev. Dr. Hai Vung Lian, Mr. Dan Camick, Pastor Rita McClure, Rev. Dr. Rockney Carter, Mr. David Daniels, Rev. Denny McDonald, Mrs. Paula De Mott, Mrs. Barb Rockwell, Mrs. Paula Duncan, Rev. Joshua Ward, Rev. Marvin Haught, Rev. Cindy White 

REGION STAFF

Rev. Dr. Ernest Jones    Executive Minister
Rev. Jane Gibbons     Region Minister - North
Rev. Mark Click        Region Minister – South
Mrs. Leslie Hoskinson    Core Administrator

ASSOCIATION TASK FORCE        

Rev. Joe Sanders    Co-Chair
Rev. Scott Johnston    Co-Chair
Mrs. Sandra Quick, Mrs. Sharron Sedziol, Rev. James Willis, Sr.,      
Rev. Dr. Ernest Jones    Executive Minister                 

BAPTIST FOUNDATION, INC.

Rev. Reginald Martin     Chair
Mr. Rick Dostal, Rev. Denny McDonald,
Rev. Dr. Ernest Jones    Executive Minister

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE    

Rev. James Willis, Sr.     President
Rev. Dr. Ken Atchison Vice President
Rev. Joe Sanders    Secretary        
Mr. Rick Dostal     Treasurer
Mrs. Sharron Sedziol     Past President
Rev. Dr. Ernest H. Jones Executive Minister 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Executive Committee     Treasurer, Chair
Mrs. Anita King
Rev. Denny McDonald 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Rev. Joe Branch, Chair
Mrs. Kelly Owens, Secretary
Mrs. Jan Holt, Rev. Scott Johnston, Ms Sheryl Wise, Mrs. Barb McDonald
Rev. Dr. Ernest Jones, Voting, Ex Officio

OFFICE OF THE FUTURE TASK FORCE

Mrs. Sharron Sedziol    Chair
Mr. Rick Dostal, Rev. James Willis, Sr., Rev. Joe Sanders, Rev. Dr. Marva Hughes, Rev. Dr. Ken Atchison
Rev. Reginald Martin     BFI Chair
Rev. Dr. Ernest Jones Executive Minister

POLlCY MANUAL/JOB DESCRIPTION TASK FORCE

Mr. Dan Camick        Chair
Mrs. Lonie Sanders, Mrs. Debby Johnston
Rev. Dr. Ernest Jones    Executive Minister 

STATE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON ORDINATION (SACO)

Mr. Tony Kendrick   Chair
Mr. Charlie Harkness, Rev. Ruby Radford, Rev. Charles Russell, Mr. Bernard Buxton, Rev. Art Myers, Rev. Dr. David Hansen, Rev. Karen Johnson, Mrs. Peggy Burke 
Mrs. Sharron Sedziol        Past President