Mike Massar Selected New Coordinator for Louisiana,
The CBF-LA Coordinating Council is happy to announce that Mike Massar has been chosen to be the next leader for CBF-LA. His title is Transitional Coordinator reflecting this important time of discernment in determining what comes next for CBF-LA and an acknowledgement that his pastoral and administrative skills are uniquely suited to lead the Louisiana Fellowship through the next chapter.
Members of both state Coordinating Councils have had two recent exploratory meetings and have involved Bo Prosser of CBF national in the conversations. As Interim Coordinator present for those initial meetings, Kyle Kelley noted, "We have a lot in common, share a similar vision and we are making some great friendships that can only strengthen our common work in areas such as Together for Hope regardless of the final result of this discussion."
Martha Strong, Moderator for CBF-MS stated, "the Coordinating Council for CBF-MS is excited about exploring opportunities for more ways that our two states can work together for ministry and mutual encouragement." At Bo Prosser's suggestion both states will enlist four people from their respective Fellowships to serve as a "listening task force" in both states. These groups will gather information during the next several months from CBF-affiliated individuals and congregations in both states about their needs and interests.
Mike Massar, after a conversation this week with Christian Byrd, CBF-MS Field Coordinator, stated, "we are making some exciting plans about our 'state/regional' meeting at the General Assembly in Dallas. We are also engaged in plans to get our two groups together in the coming months. Hopefully, we will have a schedule of those ready for our meeting in June. Some encouraging things are taking place as we look for ways to partner in the future."
Mike can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 225-766-9474.