SBU welcomes new members to Board of Trustees

BOLIVAR, Mo. – Six new members were appointed to the Southwest Baptist University’s Board of Trustees on Oct. 27, during the annual Missouri Baptist Convention at the St. Charles Convention Center.

“We are grateful for these new trustees and the breadth of diversity and experience they will bring to our board,” said Bob Ingold, acting chair of the SBU Board of Trustees. “Serving on the Board of Trustees is an honor and a great responsibility as we work together to advance the mission of Southwest Baptist University.”

Newly elected trustees are:

  • Lance Adams is a critical care/surgical physician assistant at Duke University in Durham, N.C., and a certified PA-C. He earned degrees from North Carolina State University, Wake Forest University and Duke University. He and his wife have three children. He is a member of Waypoint Church in Durham, N.C.
  • Mark Berry works for the St. Louis County Police Department and is serving a one-year term expiring in 2021 to fulfill the term of Durwin Kicker, who passed away Jan. 14, 2019. He earned degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology from SBU in 2002. Berry and his wife, Nicole, have two children. He is a member of First Baptist Church in Fenton.
  • Fred Broome is the new senior pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Republic. He most recently served at Faith Baptist Church, Washington. He graduated from Appalachian State University in 2001 and from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2005. He and his wife, Lindsey, have been married for 16 years.
  • Cheryl Mayfield is a retired teacher from Iron County C-4 School in Viburnum. She graduated from SBU with a degree in Elementary Education in 1980. She and her husband, Lance, have three adult children. She is a member of First Baptist Church in Viburnum and has served with Missouri Baptist Disaster Relief for 10 years.
  • Rick Powell is a mortgage banker with Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. He and his wife, Jan, have two children and live in Lee’s Summit. He is a member of Connection Point Church in Raytown. He previously has served on both the Southern Baptist Convention and MBC Nominating Committees.
  • Josh L. Trimble is the Executive Vice President and Chief of Foundation Management of The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital in Bethany, Okla. He graduated from SBU in 2008 with a degree in Communication, an MBA in 2011, and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Leadership. He and his wife, Gretchen, have three children. He is a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Tecumseh, Okla.

“We are very pleased to have these accomplished individuals joining our Trustee Board,” said Dr. Brad Johnson, who will become acting SBU president on Nov. 21. “What a privilege to speak with each of them and hear their SBU stories and connections. Our conversations have made me even more confident that great days are ahead for SBU. I am eager to see how God will use the Board, along with our tremendously talented faculty and staff, to continue building a bright and promising future for our students, community, and University family.”

SBU’s board of trustees has 25 members, with five trustees elected each year to five-year terms. Each trustee can serve a maximum of two consecutive terms.

*Published: 11-4-2020