Evergreen Association of American Baptist Churches @2017

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Evergreen Association of American Baptist Churches @2017

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Transition Team Members
Rev. James Winbush, Associate Pastor, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Baptist Church, Renton. Chair.
Bonnie Harding, Member, First Baptist Church, Kent.
Herb Tschuyia, Member, Chinese Baptist Church, Seattle
Bob Gruel, Member, Southside United Protestant Church, Richland
Yosh Nakagawa, Member, Japanese Baptist Church, Seattle
Tom Nielsen, Member, University Baptist Church, Seattle. Secretary
David Simpkins, Pastor, Burien Community Church, Burien
Marcia Patton, ABC/NW Staff
and later Curtis Price, Associate Pastor, First Baptist Church, Kent was added to the Team.

Vision Committee Members
African-American Representatives:
Dana McClendon, Pastor, Greater New Bethel Baptist Church, Seattle
George Nobel, Associate Pastor, Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, Seattle
James Barnett, Associate Pastor, Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Baptist Church, Renton. (dropped out)
Leslie Braxton, Pastor, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Seattle (attended one meeting).
Asian American Representatives:
Dr. Akira Ishimaru, Member Japanese Baptist Church (in summer of 2002 resigned because of health, was replaced by Yosh Nakagawa also a Member of Japanese Baptist Church)
Romer Macalinao, Pastor, Filippino-American Christian Fellowship (who had to leave the country and was replaced by Paul Aita, Pastor, Japanese Baptist Chruch)
Euro-American Representatives:
Chrystal Cooper, Moderator, First Baptist Church, Mountlake Terrace
Heidi Cleveland, Member, Panther Lake Community Church, Kent
Curtis Price, Associate Pastor, First Baptist Church, Kent (later Pastor of Wedgwood Community Church, Seattle)
Larry Sims, Member, University Baptist Church

Transition Executive Board Members
African-American Caucus Representatives:
Linda Smith, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Baptist Church, Renton.
Kelly B. Coleman, Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, Seattle
Asian-American Caucus Representatives:
Akira Ishimaru (later replaced by Yosh Nakagawa) Japanese Baptist Church
Romer Macalinao, Filipino-American Christian Fellowship (later replaced by Paul Aita, Japanese Baptist Church).
Euro-American Caucus Representatives:
Barry Briscoe, Burien Community Church, Burien
Betty Bates, First Baptist Church, Seattle
At Large Representative:
Julian Hunter, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Seattle

Interim ABC/NW Executive Minister: Lucy Brand
Adjunct Advisor: James Winbush
Consultant, later Transitional Minister: Marcia Patton