Joel Richards, Modesto, Calif.; Dan White, York, Pa.; and Bud Olszewski, Rittman, Ohio, have been elected to three year terms as president, secretary, and treasurer, respectively, of the Association of Grace Brethren Ministers (AGBM).
Elected to the AGBM board of directors for three-year terms (2007-09) are Ken Bickel, Goshen, Ind.; Mark Saunders, Englewood, Ohio; Randall Smith, Sebring, Fla.; and Randy Weekley, Pinellas Park, Fla. Elected to two-year terms (2007-08) are Doug Courter, Clear Spring, Md.; Robert Fetterhoff, Wooster, Ohio; and Robert Soto, McAllen, Tx. Serving one year terms (2007) are Terry Daniels, South Pasadena, Calif.; Greg Howell, Goldendale, Wash.; and Ralph Molyneaux, Crestview, Fla.
This is the first time since the association’s founding in 1894 that members all over the world have been empowered to elect offices. Previously, members were required to be physically present at the annual meeting in order to cast ballots.
In addition, this is the first that a board has been chosen to direct the work of the association. Officers have been elected on a regular basis, but they were never supported by a board who empowered them to make decisions on behalf of the organization.
The board will meet once a year prior to national conference. The rest of the year, they will discuss issues at virtual meetings, using Internet technology. For more information, log onto www.agbm.org.