It is with both sadness and excitement that I write to let you know we are losing a valued employee of the past five years -- Kathryn Freeman.
Kathryn will be leaving our staff the end of July in order to pursue her Master of Divinity degree full time at Baylor University's Truett Seminary. She also will be working with Truett.
Kathryn has led our public policy efforts since joining us in August 2014. She came to us as a practicing attorney with legislative staff experience, and she used her experience and abilities to further Texas Baptists's work in Austin. Kathryn especially brought a Matthew 25 emphasis on caring for "the least of these" through her policy work. The CLC has seen great success in advancing policy initiatives and blocking ill-conceived policy proposals.
Personally, Kathryn is a friend to all of us on the CLC staff, to those on the broader BGCT staff, and to Texas Baptists throughout the state. Also, Christian leaders across the country have recognized Kathryn's commitment to Christ, love for people, and expertise in policy and theological matters.
We are excited because we simply must be when God calls a servant into new opportunities. Kathryn plans to pursue a Ph.D. after her M.Div. work and feels called to teach new generations of students. Those students will be blessed, as we all have been blessed. Thank you for joining us in prayer for Kathryn as she makes this transition. Let's plan to celebrate with her during August BGCT staff week.