ALUMNI ASSOCIATION - Executive Council Ballot
Voting for Alumni Council Members.
There are six candidates on the ballot – please vote for three. Voting is open until September 30.
Finishing their first term and available for reelection are the following individuals:
John Mitchell (97)
Occupation: Northeast Ministry Representative, Shepherds Ministries
Spouse: Jackie (Weeks, 74)
Residence: Easton, PA
John graduated from North Park College, Chicago (BA) in 1969, the State University of New York at Cortland, NY (MA) in 81, and Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit, PA (Master of Ministry) in 1997. He served on the faculty of Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit, PA as Director of Student Ministries for 7 years. John transitioned to local church ministry in 1983 as Associate Pastor and Minister of Music at Shawnee Baptist Church, Vincentown, NJ for 15 years and Pastor of Charity Baptist Church, McLean, VA for 5 years. He joined the staff of Shepherds Ministries in May of 2004 where he currently serves as the Northeast Ministry Representative. John is completing his first term on the Alumni Executive Council.
Renee (Korb) Barrows (10)
Occupation: Women’s Softball Coach, Keystone College, Factoryville PA
Spouse: Ken (07)
Residence: Jermyn, PA
Renee and her husband Ken currently live in Jermyn, PA. She is the head softball coach at Keystone College and also oversees compliance for athletics teams. Ken is the health & physical education teacher and athletic director at Summit Christian Academy. Renee graduated in 2010 with a Bachelors of Science in Bible, having majored in counseling. She says that BBC helped her to better understand what it means to be a Christ Follower in everyday life wherever it is that God places you. She is incredibly thankful for her time at BBC and the people that invested and continue to invest in her life. Renee is completing her first term on the Alumni Executive Council.
Karl Peterson (09)
Occupation: Pastor of Student Ministries, Parker Hill Community Church, Scranton PA
Spouse: Elizabeth (McCracken, 08)
Residence: Scranton, PA
Karl has been married to Elisabeth (‘08 Grad) since May 2010. They have no children but they do have a cute dog named Brownie. Karl currently serves at Parker Hill Community Church in Clarks Summit as a student pastor and is just finishing up his first year. He enjoys Superhero comics and nerdy board games. Karl graduated in 2009 with a Bachelors of Science in Youth Ministry. His time at BBC helped him to grow and become more disciplined in his personal life. The friendships that started at BBC have been impactful and long lasting. Karl is completing his first term on the Alumni Executive Council.
New on the ballot are the following individuals:
Steven Barton (93, 98)
Occupation: Pastor, Bible Baptist Church, Cortland NY
Spouse: Jennifer (Gamber, 94)
Residence: Cortland, NY
Steve serves as the Lead Pastor at Bible Baptist Church in Cortland, NY where he has been serving for just over a year. Previously, for 15 years, Steve was the Pastor of Outreach and Worship at Calvary Baptist Church in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. He and his wife, Jennifer (also a BBC grad) have a 10 year old daughter, Victoria. Steve graduated from the Pastoral Ministry program at BBC in 1993 and in 1998, he completed his M. Div. from BBS. Steve says he greatly values the impact of the faculty, staff and administration during his time in Clarks Summit and he looks forward to the school's impact in the years to come.
Ingrid (Peterson) May (95)
Spouse: Eric (96)
Residence: West Rutland, VT
Ingrid graduated from BBC in 1995 with a General Ministries degree. Her husband, Eric (1996 BBS Grad), and she have lived in Ira, Vermont for 17 1/2 years where they have ministered together as pastor and wife at Ira Baptist church. God has blessed them with six amazing children from the ages of 19 to 7. Their oldest daughter just began her freshman year at BBC this fall. One of their family’s favorite events for the past 10 summers is volunteering for a week at BBC to help get the campus ready for the next year.
Dave Fox (84)
Occupation: Pastor, Berean Baptist Church, Springfield IL
Spouse: Cynthia (Zwald, 83)
Residence: Springfield, IL
Dave currently serves as the senior pastor of Berean Baptist Church in Springfield, IL. Before becoming the senior pastor in 2012, Dave was the associate pastor at Berean for 20 years. He graduated from BBC in 1984 with a major in Bible with a Youth Ministry emphasis. He is married to Cindy (Zwald) and they have two adult children.