American Baptist Historical Society Announces Opening of Executive Director Search Process


ATLANTA, GA (ABNS 2/22/16)—The American Baptist Historical Society has announced the opening of a search process for its next Executive Director. The position profile is available by clicking here. American Baptist leaders and friends are welcomed to encourage applications from persons whom you believe would be a good candidate for this position. The deadline for submission is March 31, 2016.

As noted in an October 2015 news release, Deborah Bingham Van Broekhoven will retire as executive director of the American Baptist Historical Society (ABHS) in August 2016. Van Broekhoven announced her plans at the annual ABHS Board of Managers meeting on October 2. The Executive Committee of the ABHS board has formed a search committee to conduct a nation-wide search for her successor.

Application Procedure

The position is now officially open and the ABCUSA Human Resources Office will be accepting applications. Interviews are projected for late April 2016, with a goal of having a candidate in place for a start date of August 15, 2016.

Candidates must follow the instructions outlined in the position profile. For further details or with questions, please contact Johnson Eapen, Chief Human Resources Officer, American Baptist Churches USA, by phone at (800) 222-3872 x2230, by fax at (610) 768-2150, or by email at

American Baptist Churches is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with over 5,200 local congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.