BIC U.S. Staff Transitions

Top to bottom, left to right: Scott McFadden, Dorthy Gish, Jonathan Lloyd, and Rick Snyder

Our work in the Mechanicsburg office focuses on serving BIC congregations and mission locations around the world. We exist to serve you. In an effort to best fulfill these needs, we are undergoing a number of staffing transitions.

First, we would like to welcome Scott McFadden to the team. Scott joined our staff in June as the writer and content manager. He received his degree in communications from Penn State Harrisburg and brings a strong background in writing and graphic design. Scott will oversee many communication pieces such as the Connect newsletter and In Part magazine. We are excited to have him on board with us.

We also want to celebrate the retirement of Dr. Dorothy Gish who served as dean of the Equipping for Ministry program for the last 12 and a half years. During this time, the program has grown significantly in its scope and impact. Dorothy will be retiring from this position at the end of September 2015. We thank her for her servant leadership and are deeply grateful for the excellent service she has blessed the Brethren in Christ with over the years. We wish her all the best in retirement.

Previously serving as the director of finance and human resources, Jonathan Lloyd will now be assuming the responsibilities that Dorothy has carried on staff. In his new role, Jonathan will continue with human resources while absorbing the Equipping for Ministry responsibilities as well. With this transition, financial responsibilities will go to Rick Snyder (see below). We are deeply grateful to Jonathan for his excellent work in finance and HR. He has been a valuable asset in his former role and we are excited for what he will bring to this new one.

Earlier this year, we welcomed Rick Snyder as the new CEO of the Brethren in Christ Foundation (BICF). Rick will now assume the role of executive director of finance for the BIC U.S. Serving in this new capacity, Rick will effectively become the chief financial officer of the Church. He will lead both the BICF staff and church finance team, as well as the finance committee of General Conference Board. We are grateful to the BICF board for their willingness to allow Rick to serve in this dual role.

Thank you for your support of the denominational family as we strive to be helpful servants of the church.