Rev. Dr. Jerry Springston, Minister-at-Large
The Rev. Dr. Jerry Springston is a native of Denver, CO. He earned the B.A. at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN; the M.Div. at Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, KS; and the D.Min [biblical studies] at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, Lombard, IL. He has taken additional studies at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.; Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO; Bethany Theological Seminary, Oak Brook, IL; and the Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids, IA.
He served with the Peace Corps in Eritrea, East Africa and served 5 years at the First Christian Church of Englewood, CO; 15 years at the First Baptist Church of Charles City, IA and 20 years at the First Baptist Church-Church of the Brethren in Cedar Rapids, IA. He retired in 2005. Since that time he has served as minister-at-large in American Baptist Churches in Blue Hill, ME; Grand Junction, CO; Fowler, NY; Spokane, WA; Hornell, NY; Cedar Rapids, IA; Roundup, MT; Winnebago, MN and Davenport, IA.
Jerry has traveled on six continents. He has served as president of the Mid-American Baptist Churches, as district governor of Rotary International and was named the Iowa Jaycee’s Outstanding Young Religious Leader in 1974.
His wife, Therese (Terri) is a native of Omaha, NE. They have a son, Troy Springston, who lives in New York City, NY. His wife is Melissa and they have two young children. Their daughter, Shannon Rosati, lives in Minnetonka, MN. Her husband is Rick and they have three young daughters.
Barb Spencer, Office Manager
Barb grew up a farm girl in Worthington, Minnesota. Earned an Associate of Arts degree from Minnesota Bible College in Rochester, MN and an accounting degree from Hamilton Business College in Cedar Rapids, IA. She has been doing the secretarial and accounting work of the church since 1987. She also directs the handbell choir and is the coordinator of the church’s food pantry which is called 29th Street Mission.
Barb has been married to Andy since 1981 and they have two grown daughters, two granddaughters, and one step-grandson. Barb’s interests outside of church are quilting, sewing, reading and finding a good bargain at consignment shops.
The elected/appointed Board of Ministries committee members and officers for 2018 are: