by Laura Barclay,
KBF Communications, Networking & Interim Missions Associate
After hard and thorough work wading through resumes and conducting interviews, KBF's Administrative Work Group recommended Chris Sanders as Interim Coordinator to KBF's Coordinating Council. He was approved by unanimous vote, and started his first day on the job this week.
Chris is an attorney who is also a deacon and musician at Ridgewood Baptist Church in Louisville. He received a Bachelor's Degree from Georgetown College and an M.Div. from Southern Seminary--"back when we proudly called it ours," he said--before going on to obtain his J.D. from the University of Louisville. He comes from a long line of Kentucky Baptists including his grandfather, a former president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention and a bi-vocational preacher and farmer. His parents were volunteer medical missionaries and Chris has been active in Baptist churches and missions his entire life.
Chris loves traveling all over Kentucky and meeting new people, which he already does through his work as an attorney. About jumping in and getting to know fellowship churches, Chris says:
"My plan is to be visiting and speaking in KBF churches on Sundays and Wednesdays from one end of the Commonwealth to the other throughout the interim. I’ve probably already called your church asking to come by. If we haven’t already talked, please call me. I look forward to being with you. "
His focus will be primarily on connecting with you, and connecting people with resources throughout our fellowship. Chris will be out and about and will most likely be visiting your church in the coming months. Let's make him feel welcome! You can contact him by email at email@example.com or call his cell phone at 502-558-6337.
On a personal note, Chris has warmly welcomed me to the pulpit several times earlier this year as the former chair of deacons and musician in worship at Ridgewood Baptist Church. I have been blessed to get to know him and consider him a friend, and I look forward to working with him in the coming months!