American Baptist International Ministries (IM) has announced the call to the Rev. Sharon Koh, Senior Associate Pastor of Mission and Community Life for Evergreen Baptist Church of Los Angeles, California, to the position of Executive Director. She will lead the historic mission agency following the retirement of the Rev. Dr. Reid Trulson at the end of August.
Board President, the Rev. Dr. Reginald Mills, who chaired the search committee, says, “Sharon has a passionate heart for God’s mission and is an effective team builder, who understands how to mobilize people for God’s work. God has used the ‘Responding to the Call’ discernment process to give IM a clear vision. Through her work on the Discernment Team that received and articulated this vision, Sharon is uniquely poised and gifted to provide collaborative and executive leadership for this new century of mission. The Board is delighted, staff is enthusiastic and Sharon is passionately committed. Together, we are responding to the call embedded in the prayer Jesus taught us, to see God’s will done ‘on earth, as in heaven.'”
An ordained American Baptist minister, Sharon has deep roots in mission, the cause that brought Baptists in America together in 1814 to launch the agency now known as IM. Of her new calling with IM, she says, “I am so delighted to be partnering with people who care as passionately about God’s mission as I do. I look forward to working with all of IM, our American Baptist family, and all of God’s children to embrace and usher in God’s Kingdom on earth. This has long been God’s call on my life, and I am eager to share that passion and conviction in this new context.”
Words of encouragement may be sent to Sharon at IMaroundtheworld610@gmail.com; please pray for her. Thank you.