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
Program Vice-President • Linda Ellis
First Baptist Church-Tipton
PO Box 60
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)
Membership Vice President: Theresa Shurtleff
Membership Vice-President • Theresa Shurtleff
First Baptist Church of Steelville
PO Box 126
Steelville, MO 65565
This is Theresa’s first year serving as BSAM Program Vice President. Theresa is the secretary at First Baptist Church of Steelville and has been for 3 years. She is married to her wonderful husband, Roy and they have four boys: Michael (20), Billy (18), Roy Lee (16), and Everett (14).
Theresa grew up in a religious home, but did not come to know the Lord personally until 2001. Theresa is so grateful for this relationship. She does not know how she could make it without having Him to rely on as she has journeyed through life’s trials.
Theresa is the Sparks lead teacher and secretary for Awanas and attends Bible Study whenever it is offered. She currently serves as the Relay for Life of Crawford County chairperson and the president of the Leasburg Area Ministerial Benevolence.
Historian/Media Officer: Cyndee Longe
Historian/Media Officer • Cyndee Longe
St. Joseph Baptist Association
4608 Mitchell Avenue
Saint Joseph, MO 64507
This will be Cyndee’s third year serving on the BSAM board; she is currently serving at McCarthy Baptist Church as Administrative Secretary and in the St. Joseph Baptist Association as Ministry Assistant/Financial Assistant since 2008. She attended her first BSAM conference in 2008. Every conference has been inspiring and a great opportunity to learn new skills as well as fellowship with secretaries and she looks forward to attending every year.
Cyndee and her family attend Copeland Baptist Church where her husband also serves as pastor. She also teaches the youth Sunday school class. Cyndee is a military brat and has been married to her high school sweetheart for 26 years now. She has two daughters; Stephanie (23) and Brittany (20). Both girls are attending MWSU.
Although Cyndee was not raised in a Christian home her mother always made sure she attended church and she came to know the Lord at the early age of ten. One of her favorite verses is Philippians 4:13, “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” (NLT)
In her spare time, Cyndee enjoys sewing, reading and is looking forward to serving with and for a wonderful group of secretaries.
Secretary/Treasurer: Brenda Collins
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.