CBF sends out Texas students. College students with Texas ties were among 25 graduate and undergraduate students sent for summer work through the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship's Student.Go program. Jennifer Adams of Baylor University's Truett Seminary is working at the Matthew House ministry for refugees in Fort Erie, Canada. Julie Case of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is mission teams coordinator for Partners in Hope in Helena, Ark. Brian Eastland of Baylor is working with children's and youth camps in Brooklyn, N.Y. Emily Hogge of the University of Virginia is mission teams coordinator with Buckner Children & Family Services in Harlingen. Robbie Hott of William & Mary University, is providing missions and media technology support in Houston. Jo Ann Sharkey of Truett Seminary is working among Somali refugees in Toronto. Ashley Skiles of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is serving at Touching Miami with Love in Miami. Holly and Matt Sprink of Truett Seminary are working with oral history preservation of marginalized people and a mentor ministry.
Prestonwood member to chair SBC committee. Keet Louis, a member of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, has been named chairman of the Southern Baptist Convention's committee on nominations. His pastor, Jack Graham, currently serves as SBC president. Louis and 69 other members of the committee were selected by the SBC committee on committees. The other Texan named to the committee on nominations is Mark Estep, pastor of Spring Baptist Church in Spring.
Tarheels win attendance banner. North Carolina Baptists sent the largest number of messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Phoenix June 17-18. Of the 7,077 registered messengers, 567 were from North Carolina. Other leading states were Arizona with 560 messengers, Tennessee with 558, Texas with 521 and Georgia with 519. This year's total messenger registration fell 26 percent short of last year's 9,609 attendance in St. Louis.