Shauw Chin Capps — 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.
Gary Dollar — Moderator-Elect
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).
Doug Dortch — Past Moderator
Senior Minister, Mountain Brook Baptist Church
Doug Dortch, currently serves as the CBF Moderator for 2016-2017 and is senior minister of Mountain Brook Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., is a native Alabamian and graduate of the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Ala., and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., where he earned his Master of Divinity and Master of Theology as well as Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Preaching. Dortch previously served churches in Kentucky, Florida and Alabama. While pastor of First Baptist Church of Tallahassee, Fla., Dortch was a member of the CBF Coordinating Council and the Representative Assembly of CBF of Florida. Dortch and his wife, Judy, have two children and one grandson.
Katie Sciba — Recorder
Medical Social Worker, AARN Health Services
Katie Sciba is a licensed social worker, writer, ordained Baptist minister, pastor’s wife and mother from Victoria, Texas. She received her Master of Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas and attended Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary in Waco, Texas. She currently works for AARN Health Services as a medical social worker. Sciba and her husband, Matt, previously served as CBF field personnel in Southeast Asia from 2003-2008. They are parents to Anna, Maile, Lydia and Claire, who are all competitive rodeo cowgirls. Sciba is a member of LifePointe Fellowship in Victoria, Texas.
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.
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.
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.
Professor of Baptist Studies and Church History, Wake Forest University Divinity School
Bill Leonard is the James and Marilyn Dunn Professor of Baptist Studies and Professor of Church History at Wake Forest University Divinity School in Winston-Salem, N.C. Leonard’s research focuses on Church History with particular attention to American religion, Baptist studies and Appalachian religion. He is the author or editor of some 24 books and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Disability and Religion and The Baptist Quarterly. Leonard is an ordained Baptist minister and member of First Baptist Church, Highland Avenue in Winston-Salem.
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, 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.