Gary Dollar — Moderator
Partner, EMD Consulting Group
Glen Carbon, Ill.
Dollar is a partner with St. Louis-based EMD Consulting, which assists nonprofit groups in fundraising, leadership development and building organizational strength. He retired in 2013 as CEO of the United Way of Greater St. Louis after leading the organization for 12 years and building it into the nation’s fifth largest United Way chapter. During Dollar’s tenure, the United Way of Greater St. Louis raised more than $1 billion and grew its annual revenue to more than $70 million. Dollar is a graduate of North Central College in Naperville, Ill., and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. For more than 20 years, Dollar has served both as a full-time and bi-vocational pastor and associate pastor for CBF churches in the Heartland region. He has served on numerous boards of faith-based and other nonprofit organizations. Dollar is a former member of the CBF Governing Board and an adjunct professor at Washington University’s Brown School of Social Work in St. Louis, where he teaches a graduate course in marketing, resource development and community relations. Dollar resides in Glen Carbon, Ill., with his wife, Gale, a CBF-endorsed chaplain serving at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis. The Dollars are members of Dayspring Baptist Church in St. Louis, and have two adult sons: Jordan, a CBF-endorsed hospice chaplain, and Nathanael, an adjunct professor of anthropology. They are proud grandparents to Callum (5) and Aidan (3).
Kyle Reese — Moderator-Elect
Senior Pastor, Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church
Kyle Reese became the Senior Pastor of Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church on May 1, 2006. He is married to Amy and they are the parents of Peyton, Hannah, and Wyatt. Active in the Jacksonville community, Kyle is on the board of Baptist Health as well as co-host of “Faith Matters”, a quarterly program broadcast on the local NPR affiliate, WJCT. He is a graduate of Leadership Jacksonville and participated in Leadership Florida. Kyle holds degrees from Wayland Baptist University, George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University, and Northern Seminary.
Shauw Chin Capps — Past Moderator
Executive Director, Hopeful Horizons
Shauw Chin Capps has served since 2003 as Executive Director of Hope Haven, a children’s advocacy and rape crisis center in Beaufort, S.C. Capps previously spent more than a decade working in Louisville, Ky., as a therapist and program director for both a rape crisis center and the statewide child abuse prevention home visitation program. She received her Master of Social Work in 1996 from the Carver School of Church Social Work at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Capps is also a graduate of Baylor University, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in social work. She is a member of The Baptist Church of Beaufort in Beaufort, S.C.
Stephen Cook - Recorder
Senior Pastor, Second Baptist Church
Stephen graduated from Wake Forest University (Bachelor of Arts in Religion), Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond (Master of Divinity), Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University (Master of Theology in Pastoral Theology and Counseling), and Columbia Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry). He has served churches in North Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia prior to coming to Second in November, 2010. He and his wife, Amy, have two small children, Benjamin and Jonathan. Stephen’s interests include travel (trying to get to all 50 states!), sports, reading, and investing time in his family.
Founder and CEO, BEATTY
Ann Beatty is a nationally recognized principal advisor and educator to senior executives throughout the United States. Her expertise is partnering with executive leadership and boards to improve individual and organizational performance, through CEO succession planning, assessment, performance evaluation, team building and developmental coaching. Dr. Beatty’s area of research interest is the correlation of personality attributes to effective leadership style and management practices. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, APA — Division 13 Consulting, American Psychological Society, American Management Association, Society for Personality Assessment, and American Society for Training and Development.
Vice President, Human Resources and Risk Management, TruckPro, LLC
Jason Callahan is Vice President of Human Resources and Risk Management at TruckPro, LLC, a position he has held since 2013. He previously served in other capacities with TruckPro in human resources, management and marketing. He is a graduate of Baylor University, where he received his degree in Human Resources and Management, and received his MBA in Finance from the University of North Texas. Callahan currently serves as Treasurer at First Baptist Church in Memphis, Tenn., where he is member.
William L. Coates, Jr.
Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church
Dr. Bill Coates serves as senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Gainesville, Ga. Coates, a native of South Carolina, is a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div) and the University of South Carolina (Ph.D.). Prior to becoming senior pastor of FBC Gainesville in 1998, Coates was pastor of First Baptist Church of Orangeburg, S.C. He is a former member of the Board of Trustees of Mercer University and has been honored for his service to and support of Mercer University and Mercer's McAfee School of Theology.
Karen Lake Buttrey Director, Lake Institute of Faith and Giving
Assistant Professor of Philanthropic Studies, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
David P. King is the Karen Luke Buttrey Director of the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving and Assistant Professor of Philanthropic Studies within the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. King previously served as Assistant Professor of Christian History at Memphis Theological Seminary in Memphis, Tenn. He received his Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School and Doctor of Philosophy from Emory University. His recent research focuses on the rise of evangelical relief and development NGOs, religious humanitarianism and religion’s engagement with international affairs. An ordained Baptist minister, King has served local churches and is a former CBF staff member.
Bill McConnell is a layperson from Knoxville, Tenn., where he is a partner in Rogers & Morgan, a manufacturer’s agency that specializes in industrial environmental equipment. He served as CBF Moderator from 2013-2014 and rejoins the Governing Board in 2016. His wife of 50 years, Carolyn, is a retired teacher. They have two sons—Scott, who lives in Franklin, Tenn., with his wife and two daughters; and Christian, who lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife.
Senior Minister, First Baptist Church
Carol has been pastor at First Baptist Church since July of 2012. Carol grew up in rural Tennessee, which you will know when you hear her southern accent. She met her husband Michael in college at Carson-Newman University in east Tennessee. She has a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and human services from Carson Newman. She attended seminary at Baylor University in Waco, Texas where she earned a master of divinity and a master of social work. Carol is currently working on her doctorate of ministry in Worship, Preaching and Spirituality at Drew University in New Jersey. Carol and Michael have two children, Nate (7); and Marin (2). They bring a great deal of joy and messiness to her life.
Chair of Music, Baptist University of the Americas
San Antonio, Texas
Maria Monteiro serves as assistant professor and chair of the Music Department at Baptist University of the Américas in San Antonio, Texas. She holds degrees from in music history and literature from Baylor University and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Church Music at Baylor. Monteiro serves as music director at Primera Iglesia Bautista Mexicana in San Antonio.
Senior Pastor, Trinity Baptist Church
Dr. Jeff Roberts returned to Trinity as Senior Pastor in 2000 after serving the church as Minister to Youth and Singles from 1986-1990. Jeff is a native of Knoxville, Tenn., and is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served churches in Tennessee, Kentucky, and North Carolina. Jeff is married to Robin and they have two adult children, Tyler and Jordan. Roberts is a founding member of the Raleigh Midtown Alliance Board and was named “Raleigh Midtown Hero” in 2017 for his work in North Hills and Midtown Raleigh. He is the 2004 recipient of the Revis Scholar Award at Campbell University. His sermons have been published in Preaching Magazine and is he is the author of “Embracing the Journey”, a collection of sermons published in 2016.
Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church
Alan is the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Greensboro, NC. He served previously as pastor of Metro Baptist Church in New York, where he also participated in the work of CBF partner, Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries. Alan has been active in community and denominational life, including recent service on the CBF Missions Council, as well as support of his alma mater, Wake Forest University Divinity School, where he is co-coordinator of the new Baptist Commons initiative. Alan is married to Jenny, and they have 4 children: Jack, Della, Warner and Bea.
Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church
Jim Somerville serves as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in Richmond, Va. His articles and sermons have been published in Christian Century, Leadership, The Upper Room, Preaching, Lectionary Homiletics and Preaching Great Texts. He was ordained in 1986 by Faith Baptist Church in Georgetown, Ky.
Minister of Spiritual Development and Communications, Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church
Kristen serves as Minister of Spiritual Development & Communications at Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church in Charlotte, N.C. Kristen received her undergraduate degree from East Carolina University and her Master degree in College Student Development from Appalachian State University. In 2013, Kristen graduated with a 2nd Master’s degree in Divinity concentrating on Christian Education from Campbell University Divinity School in Buies Creek, N.C.
Pastor, South Main Baptist Church
Steve Wells has served as pastor of South Main Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, since 2003. Wells received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Baylor University and was a member of the first graduating class of Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary, where he received his Master of Divinity in 1997. He previously pastored churches in Texas and Mississippi. Wells and his wife, Missy, are parents to Rachel, Ben and Joshua.
Attorney, Watkins & Eager
Rebecca Wiggs is a layperson from Jackson, Miss., where she is an attorney with Watkins & Eager. She and her husband, Mark, are members of Northminster Baptist Church in Jackson, Miss.