Historian/Media Officer: Linda Palmer
Historian/Media Officer • Linda Palmer
Heartland Baptist Association
PO Box 478
Lawson, MO 64062 816-296-3021
This will be Linda’s first year serving on the BSAM board. She attended her first BSAM conference with a friend. It was a great encouragement during a difficult time. “It is my prayer that you will be encouraged and refreshed through all things BSAM.”
Linda is a member of the Rayville Calvary Baptist Church though she is seldom able to attend. She travels with her husband, Director of Missions Jerry Palmer, to different churches in the association each Sunday. But occasionally she slips in to “her church” for worship and fellowship. She currently serves at the Heartland Baptist Association as Ministry Assistant.
Hobbies and Interests include the Institute of Historic and Educational Arts, reading Christian suspense (such as Dee Henderson’s books), and fiber arts like Hardanger Embroidery, Spanish Blackwork, spinning, knitting, Sprang, and Lucet braiding.
Membership Vice President: Kathy Angel
Membership Vice-President • Kathy Angel
First Baptist Church of Odessa
PO Box 157
Odessa, MO 64076
President: Juanita Golden
President • Juanita Golden
Concord Baptist Association
804 Fairmount Blvd
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Juanita became a believer at an early age and surrendered to full-time ministry as a teenager. When her pastor asked her, “To what ministry do you feel called?” she replied, “I don’t know.” His thoughtful answer proved true, “God will show you.”
While attending Southwest Baptist College she met her husband and has been married for 38 years. She found her calling in being a pastor’s wife and mother to their daughter. She was a stay-at-home mom for 20+ years while working alongside her husband in several rural churches, in many cases as his secretary.
God literally gave Juanita her current job as Ministry Assistant for Concord Baptist Association in June 2009. Their family had recently moved and Juanita was out of work for almost six months. Through a series of events only He could orchestrate she was given the wonderful opportunity to serve His Kingdom in a way she could never have imagined. The BSAM conference that year was a tremendous help to her as she found herself struggling with many new computer programs and administrative skills which had grown a bit rusty through the years. Juanita is excited about what God has planned in the coming year as she serves as President of the BSAM Executive Board. It is her way of saying, “Thank you.”
When Juanita is not working or involved in activities with the church she enjoys quilting, cooking and spending time with family. Their daughter has recently married and they are “patiently” waiting for their grandparent days to begin. Juanita is also an avid reader. One of her favorite books is “The Shepherd of the Hills.” Juanita loves Christian music of all kinds, classic to contemporary-hymns to choruses.
Life has had its share of twists and turns, but God has been faithful. In the words of Paul, “…I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:11-13 NASB)
She prays the same for you.
President Elect: Stella Brinley
President Elect• Stella Brinley
Jefferson Baptist Association
P.O. Box 100
Mapaville, MO 63056
Stella was raised in a Christian home and began her personal relationship with Christ at the early age of 7. During her lifelong journey with the Lord He has blessed her with many experiences which have caused her to cling to Him, to trust Him and to serve Him.
Stella married her high school sweetheart and has two children and one precious grandchild.
One of her greatest joys in life is serving the Lord and others in the ministry role of secretary. She has worked for five years in a church office and then began working for the Jefferson Baptist Association 19 years ago!
Stella has attended many BSAM conferences over the years and looks forward to serving the Lord as President Elect of BSAM.
She teaches Sunday School, participates in weekly Bible study with a group of friends, serves on the Executive Board of the Missouri Baptist Convention, and in her spare time enjoys playing with her grandson, reading, cross stitching, and shopping.
Program Vice President: Linda Ellis
303 S Gravois Ave
Tipton, MO 65081
This is Linda’s first year serving as Program Vice President for BSAM. She is honored to serve and looks forward to learning the ins and outs of her position.
Linda was born and raised in Maysville, MO, as one of 13 children. The family attended First Baptist Church of Maysville where Linda accepted Christ and was baptized at age 7. She has fond memories of attending church camp at Grand Oaks, both as a camper and a counselor. Linda married Melvin T. Ellis on October 14, 1983, at the church in which she was raised and they moved to Tipton, MO in June 1985. Her beloved husband went to be with the Lord on January 20, 2002.
Linda has been a member of First Baptist Church Tipton for 14 years and their secretary for the past 13 years. She also serves as Prayer Coordinator, Accounting Committee member Preschool/Kindergarten Sunday School Teacher, and Choir member. While Linda loves her position at FBCT, she loves being a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother most of all! She adores her 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, listening to music, playing games and doing puzzles.
One of Linda’s favorite Bible verses is: “And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.” -1 Corinthians 13:13 (NIV)
Secretary/Treasurer: Brenda Collins
45 NW 291
Brenda was raised in a Christian home, youngest of 4 children. She was born and raised in West Plains, Missouri and lived there until she became married. She now lives in Warrensburg where she has been the last 25 years. Brenda was married to Robert L. Collins for 41 1/2 years, before he passed away this past February. Robert was a pastor for many years and Director of Missions for 16 1/2 years before he passed away. She was her husband’s secretary for 16 years, and his thoughts on that was that he finally got paid to be my boss!!
Brenda has been a stay at home mom, pastors’ wife and church and/or associational office secretary for over 20+ years. She has three grown children, two who are married, and four grandchildren. She also enjoys spending time with her dog and five grand puppies and two great-grand puppies. Brenda also had a niece who lived with them for several years after her father passed away. She also has passed away almost 10 years ago from cancer.
Brenda’s hobbies are sewing, reading and enjoys just doing nothing at times.