Louisville—The Kentucky Baptist Foundation Board of Directors announced Jan. 28 that the agency will be resuming its search for a new president and has approved an interim management team.
Laurie Valentine will serve as interim president, and Charles Barnes of Louisville, a veteran member of the KBF Board, will serve as interim CEO and treasurer.
Barry Allen, who retired Feb. 1 after having completed 19 years as KBF president, will assist as a consultant. Prior to joining the KBF, Allen served 25 years as assistant business manager and business manager for the Kentucky Baptist Convention.
Valentine will continue to serve as trust counsel and COO, and Barnes will continue to serve as KBF board chairman.
The board had previously voted to recommend Harold Monroe, vice president of investments for the Southern Baptist Foundation in Nashville, for the KBF position. But in a Jan 28 statement, the board reported the President Search Committee had received information that caused committee members to back away from the nomination.
Willis Henson, search committee chair, said the search for a new president is on-going and that anyone interested in applying or recommending a candidate should send the information addressed to: Dr. Willis Henson, President Search Committee, P.O. Box 436389, Louisville, KY 40253-6389. (WR)