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"Speaking the Truth in Love"

Regional Board of Directors

Executive Director: Pastor Josh Stephens - Community Baptist Church - New Prague, MN

Josh serves as Senior Pastor of Community Baptist Church. He graduated with an M.A. in Biblical Counseling and an M. Div. from Central Baptist Theological Seminary. He is pursuing a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Biblical Counseling from Southern Baptist Theological Seminar. Josh is certified as a Biblical Counselor through ABC and ACBC.

BCA Director: Karen Hime - Director of Biblical Counseling - Family Baptist Church - Minneapolis, MN

Karen serves as the Director of Biblical Counseling at Family Baptist Church. She received a Master’s Degree in Biblical Counseling from Central Baptist Theological Seminary and is an ACBC certified counselor. She has been one of the lead women’s counselors at Family Baptist Church and has over 20 years of experience in biblical counseling ministry.

BCA Director: Pastor John Stephens - Community Baptist Church - New Prague, MN

John is an Associate Pastor at Community Baptist Church and serves on the counseling ministry team at Community Baptist Church. He holds an M.A. in Biblical Counseling and an M. Div. from Central Baptist Theological Seminary. John is certified as a Biblical Counselor through ABC and is close to completing his ACBC certification.

BCA Director: Karen McMahon - Director of Discipleship Counseling - First Evangelical Free Church, Maplewood, MN

Karen serves as the Director of Discipleship Counseling at First Evangelical Free Church. She received a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from University of Northwestern–St. Paul. She is currently working towards finishing her second masters; a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from Faith Bible Seminary in Lafayette, IN. Karen is certified as a biblical counselor through ACBC and ABC.

BCA Director: Pastor Lee Ormiston - Family Baptist Church - Minneapolis, MN

Dr. Ormiston is the Senior Pastor at Family Baptist. He received his Bachelor in Science in Mechanical Engineering from North Dakota State University, a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from Central Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Sacred Ministries from Northland Baptist Bible College.

BCA Director: Dr. Ian Hewitson  - Minneapolis, MN

Dr. Hewitson was certified in Biblical Counseling in 1987 and was ordained to the Christian ministry in 1993. He brings 25 years of pastoral and academic experience to our board. He was the Senior Pastor at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church (PCA) where he served from 1993 until 2007. He has taught at the University of Northwestern-St. Paul and he has served as interim pastor for Salem Baptist Church in Eau Claire, WI., and at Riverside Reformed Church in Bloomington. He was born in Jos, Nigeria to missionary parents. Dr. Hewitson has been involved in community teaching as well as teaching seminars on various subjects, such as elder and deacon training for the local church. Ian's degrees include a B.A., University of Northwestern, St. Paul, MN; M.A., Westminster Theological Seminary Philadelphia, PA., and a Ph.D., Systematic Theology, University of Aberdeen, Scotland.