On January 9th Sandy Guthrie, Administrative Assistant for BCI tendered her resignation during a meeting of the Administrative Committee. Sandy is looking forward to pursuing other vocational and missional goals while continuing to serve the state while working with her husband on Impact University this summer. Sandy’s final day in the BCI office was January 26th.
Executive Director Tim Lubinus shared, “Sandy has been an invaluable employee for the BCI office and for the whole organization. She has impressive organizational skills and a heart to serve each BCI affiliated church and staff member. We will miss her and wish her well on her next venture.”
Sandy Guthrie began her work with Metro Baptist Association in 2000, shortly after she and her husband moved to Des Moines. She provided unparalleled administrative support to the churches in the association and to the Association Missionary. Her tireless work ethic and Christian character demonstrated a pattern that others could emulate. Sandy worked for Metro ten years and gave not only of her time but of herself while performing her duties in an exemplary manner.
Sandy moved to the BCI office in July 2011, under Executive Director Jimmy Barrentine, serving for 2 1/2 years under Interim Executive Director Tom Law and 2 years with Tim Lubinus. Sandy moved the BCI office forward with increased use of technology and a focus on efficiency.
The Administrative Assistant position will move from a full time position to a part time position, and has been filled by Eric Seever of Ames. Tim Lubinus remarked, “Eric has big shoes to fill, especially in a part-time capacity, but his skill and experience give us confidence that we can continue to expand the ministry. I’m looking forward to our ministry partnership. Eric has strong ministry and organizational experience in Iowa. He will help the BCI through assisting us in general communications, meeting and event coordination, and helping to organize and coordinate our BCI staff.”
Eric Seever and his wife Angela live in Ames, Iowa with their two boys, Noah (6) and Caleb (3) and are expecting their third little boy in March 2016. They have been members of Grand Avenue Baptist Church since 2010. Eric and Angela have worked as missionaries for 5 years, including 2 ½ years with the North American Mission Board as church planters in Chicago. Eric also serves with International Students Inc. at Iowa State University.