Bullard to become BSC associate executive director
March 13 2003 by Tony W. Cartledge , BR Editor

Bullard to become BSC associate executive director | Friday, March 14, 2003

Friday, March 14, 2003

Bullard to become BSC associate executive director

By Tony W. Cartledge BR Editor

ASHEBORO - George Bullard has been named to the new position of associate executive director-treasurer for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC).

Bullard, currently serving as director of the Hollifield Leadership Center and Lake Hickory Learning Communities, will assume his new responsibilities on July 1, following action by the BSC Executive Committee on March 11.

Bullard's move to the BSC offices in Cary coincides with the retirement of long-time official Tom Womble, the executive team leader for the convention relationships and budget group. The Executive Committee approved a two-month sabbatical for Womble, who will teach in a pastor's school in Hawaii during April and May. He will return to work on budget matters in June and retire at the end of the month, but continue as a part time budget consultant through the end of the year.

The five remaining executive team leaders will continue to meet with executive director Jim Royston and with Bullard to coordinate leadership issues.

Womble's responsibilities will be reassigned to Bullard and other staff members. As associate executive director-treasurer, according to the position description, Bullard will serve as "Chief Learning Officer and General Board Staff Coordinator."

Some of his specific responsibilities will include representing and speaking for the executive director in his absence or by his request, supervising the areas of Associational Development and Regional Resources, and working with Royston to coordinate the work of the executive leaders and their groups.

Bullard will retain responsibility for Lake Hickory Learning Communities, with the title "executive coach." He will continue to oversee training for coaches involved in the BSC's Pursuing Vital Ministry emphasis, as well as the writing and publishing of materials developed through the Lake Hickory Learning Communities.

The convention will seek a new director for the Hollifield Leadership Center, but Bullard will continue to coordinate programming for the center during a transition period, Royston said.

Bullard told the executive committee he is looking forward to the new challenge and anxious to assist the BSC in accomplishing its ministry goals.

In other business, Plan C study committee vice-chair Tom Crow reported that the committee, whose previously scheduled meetings had to be cancelled because of illness or weather, plans to hold its first meeting on April 4. "We expect to report on our findings soon thereafter," he said.

Royston reported that budget income to the BSC had dropped off sharply in January and February, but contributions rebounded during the first week of March. Royston said inclement weather had apparently affected contributions in the first two months of the year, leaving the convention more than $600,000 short of its budget needs for the period. As of March 7, however, the shortfall had been cut to $131,246, or 2.02 percent below budget.

The convention's income from giving plans A, B, C and D was $6.37 million through March 7. That amount was $480,970, or 7.02 percent, short of income for the same period in 2002.

In other business, General Board President Leland Kerr has announced appointments to several General Board committees, including the budget committee. The budget committee is charged with implementing a new two-year budgeting cycle that was approved by messengers to the BSC's 2002 annual meeting.

Committee representatives from the General Board include chairman Tom Crow of Charlotte, Dan Gray of Concord and Julia Ledford of Wendell.

Representatives from the Executive Committee are Marshall Pridgen Jr. of Morganton, Terry Brooks of Rutherfordton and Randy Bishop of Hamlet.

Donald Taft of Charlotte, Lucille Yancey of Clinton and Keith Dixon of Shelby will serve as at-large members.

Ex-officio members include Kerr, BSC president Jerry Pereira, Royston, and Womble.

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