Continental Baptist Missions Staff

 

Rev. Bill Jenkin III, CBM President

Rev. Bill Jenkin III
CBM President
bjenkin AT cbmoffice DOT org

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Bill Jenkin III and his wife Terri joined with Continental Baptist Missions as missionary church planters in 1983—their ties to the Mission, however, run much deeper. Both Bill and Terri came to know Christ through the ministry of a CBM mission church, and in a sense are second-generation missionaries themselves, following in the footsteps of their spiritual “parents.” After joining the Mission, the Jenkins considered church planting in their home state of Montana, but God saw fit to lead them elsewhere. For over 21 years, by His grace, Bill and Terri had the privilege of establishing and nurturing four churches to graduation in the Sunshine State of Florida. In the winter of 2004, Bill stepped into the newly created office of Vice President and Director of Church Relations for CBM, a position which gave him the opportunity to represent the Mission and share what God was doing through North American church planting efforts. In May of 2006, Rev. Jenkin accepted the call to become CBM’s sixth president and continues to serve in this capacity, ministering to the needs of CBM missionaries and the local church alike.

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Dallas Putnam

Dallas Putnam
Director of Building Ministries
dputnam AT cbmoffice DOT org

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The Lord called Dallas and his wife, Nancy to be missionary builders after being involved with their church’s “Men for Missions” group. The Putnams have been with CBM since 1988. Dallas has served as a builder, a project lead builder, a pre-construction coordinator, and was appointed Director of Building Ministries in 2001. In addition, he manages and maintains the home office computer and server system.

Ellie Kempf

Ellie Kempf
Receptionist & Mailroom Manager
elliek AT cbmoffice DOT org

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Ellie came to know Christ as her Savior in September of 1987. Immediately after becoming a Christian she sensed a call from God. Her heart absolutely ached to be in Christian service. Soon thereafter she began typing dissertations for students at Grand Rapids Baptist College & Seminary [now Cornerstone University and Grand Rapids Theological Seminary] in Grand Rapids, MI. She came on board at CBM in November of 1991—working at CBM continues to be a joy and blessing in her life. Ellie maintains responsibility for the day-to-day mailing needs of the Mission and oversees larger mailing projects, such as financial appeals and the Contact newsletter, as well as assisting with reception duties and accounts receivable.

Pete Ringelberg

Pete Ringelberg
Church Builder (Home Office)
pringelberg AT cbmoffice DOT org

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Pete began a 20-year construction career with a general contractor in Grand Rapids, MI, first as a common laborer, then as a carpenter apprentice, journeyman carpenter, carpenter foreman, and finally as a superintendent. In 1984 he and his wife, Darla, sensed the Lord’s leading to join with Continental Baptist Missions as missionary builders. The Ringelbergs went full-time on the field in 1986 and spent the next 20 years living in a travel trailer all over the United States building churches with CBM. Pete is a licensed builder in the state of Michigan and since 2006 has served in the CBM home office as Pre-Construction Coordinator. He also assists with the home office computer and server system maintenance.

Brad Hoff

Brad Hoff
Field Director
bhoff AT cbmoffice DOT org

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Brad is a graduate of Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, IA. He and his wife Joanne have served with CBM since 1985, first as church planters in Iron River, MI, then in Sioux City, IA. Brad serves the church planting missionaries of CBM as Field Director and oversees the TeamCBM Volunteer ministry. He is assisted by Joanne, who serves part-time in the home office.

Shawn Bowers

Shawn Bowers
Business Manager
sbowers AT cbmoffice DOT org

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God opened doors for Shawn to become part of the CBM family in 2007. She considers it a privilege to serve God by assisting with the financial needs of the CBM missionary family and faithful CBM donors. Growing up in a church that supported CBM missionaries such as the Homer Bakers and Pete & Darla Ringelberg, Shawn was familiar with the Mission, but it wasn’t until working here that she realized how extraordinary each and every CBM missionary and donor truly are. She and her husband, Jeff, have three children at home: Zachary, Jackson, and Ayden.

Valerie Hendrickson

Valerie Hendrickson
Publications Manager
valerieh AT cbmoffice DOT org

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Valerie is a 2003 graduate of Cornerstone University (Grand Rapids, MI) and a 2008 graduate of Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. She began serving with CBM part-time in November of 2000 as an assistant to then-Publications Manager, Dennis Hamel. In 2003, following Dennis’ departure, she assumed oversight of the mission’s Publications Department and was promoted to manager in 2006. She is responsible for the visual and print publication needs of the home office, and serves the Mission family at large with graphic design and publication layout assistance. She and her husband, Dan, married in the spring of 2007 and serve together at Maranatha Baptist Church, a revitalization work of CBM, in Cedar Springs, MI.

Paul Oetken

Paul Oetken
Church Builder (Home Office)
pauloetken AT cbmoffice DOT org

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The Lord used other missionaries and unique circumstances to lead Paul & Joyce Oetken to Continental Baptist Missions, where they were accepted as missionary builders in 1992. With their children, Isaiah and Leanna, the Oetkens traveled in a 40′ fifth wheel trailer across the United States constructing churches and serving alongside CBM church planters until the year 2000. Paul transitioned into the home office about 2 years after the birth of their daughter, Arianna, because of her health and medical needs. Paul continues his work in the building ministry, drawing blueprints and building design in a computer-based CAD program. He also lends a skilled hand to woodworking projects for mission churches and the home office. The Oetkens serve the Lord faithfully at Ashley Baptist Church in Belding, MI.