Larsen to be recommended as next BGCT treasurer

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DALLAS – A search committee will recommend to the Executive Board of the Baptist General Convention of Texas that Jill Larsen be elected the next treasurer/chief financial officer, according to Randel Everett, BGCT executive director.

Larsen, a certified public accountant and member of The Heights Baptist Church in Richardson, is currently controller/assistant treasurer for the convention. She has held that post since July 2004. If elected, she will become treasurer June 1.

The board was notified by e-mail Wednesday, May 14, and will consider the recommendation during its May 19-20 meeting in Dallas. If elected, Larsen will succeed David Nabors, who resigned from the post effective April 15.

“We had interviews with other excellent candidates, but it was clear to us that Jill had the skills, the experience and the relationship with the BGCT that equipped her to lead us in this strategic role,” Everett said. “Jill’s heart for the Lord and her commitment to the local church, where she teaches Sunday School, fuels her passion for us to be good stewards of the resources entrusted to us.”

Treasurer is one of three positions called for by the BGCT Constitution and reports to the executive director. The treasurer also serves as recording secretary, which is a convention officer position.

The search committee includes Everett; board Chairperson John Petty, board Vice Chairperson Steve Dominy, convention President Joy Fenner; and board members Elizabeth Hanna, Harold Richardson and Fred Roach.

As BGCT controller, Larsen directed accounting, budgeting and reporting for the 42 departments and more than 300 employees of the convention. She also supervised a major software conversion for handling the BGCT’s finances.

Prior to joining the BGCT staff, Larsen worked in Oklahoma with Deloitte Consulting Outsourcing, VIP Sales Co. and PennWell. Prior to her move north, she worked with the Southern Baptist Annuity Board (now GuideStone Financial Resources) 1994-2000, where in her final position she led the agency’s largest operational department.

Larsen is a summa cum laude graduate of Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, and she teaches an adult Bible study class at her church. She and her husband, Kent, have two children, Phillip, 25, and Mark, 18.

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