The Nominating Committee of the convention of Oklahoma Baptists invites Oklahoma Baptists from across the state to recommend persons to serve on the various boards and committees. The committee’s nominations will be presented to messengers at the Annual Meeting of Oklahoma Baptists to be held November 15-16, at Oklahoma City, Southern Hills Baptist Church.
It is important that consistent information be available for all recommendations. The recommendation form printed with this article may be copied. Accurate completion of the form is requested for each name submitted. Those sending names for consideration may contact any member of the committee; however, recommendation forms must be received by the Nominating Committee no later than August 2. The electronic form can be completed below, or the printed form may be mailed to the Nominating Committee, Baptist Building, 3800 North May Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73112-6506, or faxed to 405-942-1339.
Committee members are Ray Griffin, chairman; Yanet Arauz, Priscilla Arneecher, Jacob Bice, Curtis Erwin, Manita Forney, Bryan Gilbert, Misael Gonzalez, Chris Hagar, Nathan Howard, Courtney Ingram, Lauren McAfee, Leah Peters, Nathan Presley, and Craig Towery.
Potential directors and trustees should have a personal history of effort and experience in Christian causes and an interest in promoting the objectives of the organizations to which they are recommended. Knowledge and ability in business are beneficial characteristics for nominees for each board. All board positions are for 3-year terms except as otherwise noted. Following are the vacancies to be filled:
Convention Committees: Nominees from all areas of the state are eligible to serve on Convention committees. The Audit Committee will have three vacancies; all 3-year terms. Two new members must have senior corporate management experience. To comply with the committee’s charter, members must meet the following criteria: 1) member of the clergy who is a recent past officer of the Convention; or 2) certified by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, who are experienced in finance, accounting, and/or knowledgeable of tax and regulatory requirements; or 3) must have senior corporate management experience including finance or accounting, or other comparable experience or background. The following positions will also be open: three 3-year terms on the Ethics & Religious Liberty Committee; and three 3-year terms on the Historical Commission.