Posted: 4/19/18 at 2:00pm
Henrico, VA – The Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) announces three recent staff changes including one retirement and two additions.
On April 30, Jim Ailor is retiring as the Field Strategist for the northern region of Virginia, where he has served for the last 10½ years. Ailor previously was executive director of the Peninsula Baptist Association, and he also served as pastor of several BGAV churches for 23 years. He has several retirement goals including travel, creativity, education, and serving others.
Jody Faig will assume the position of Field Strategist for the northern region on April 23. Faig most recently was Coordinator of Volunteers for OAR of Fairfax, a non-profit helping people in the criminal justice system. Faig has experience as a recruiter and coach. She previously served eight years at the BGAV, her most recent role there being with the V3 church planting movement as Coordinator for Network Development and Operations. She also worked alongside her husband in Minnesota from 1999-2005 as a church planter.
“I am delighted and honored to serve our BGAV churches in the northern Virginia region. I look forward to resourcing and assisting our pastors and churches as they seek to advance God’s Kingdom,” Faig commented.
Caitlin Brown started her new position on April 15 as the Kairos Collegiate/Young Adult Minister at Old Dominion University (ODU). Brown is currently in her final semester at George W. Truett Theological Seminary in Waco, Texas, where she is completing a Master of Divinity. Brown is passionate about the intersection between the church and the world and feels called to walk alongside college students in that space. She has worked in several ministry contexts from cross cultural engagement to chaplaincy and church work. Brown will work part-time until she relocates to the Norfolk area and will then transition to a full-time role.
“Caitlin is a talented, creative minister whose love for college students and desire for their growth as Kingdom leaders will make her a great addition to our Kairos team,” commented Welford Orrock, Kairos Collegiate/Young Adult Coordinator at BGAV. “She brings to ODU the gifts necessary to lead in a diverse and ever-changing campus context. I’m thrilled to see how God will use her to build bridges connecting young adults with the campus, the community, and the church as they explore the future of where God is leading the church on mission in the world.”
The Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) is a cooperative missions and ministry organization that consists of over 1,400 autonomous churches in the Commonwealth of Virginia, as well as churches from Seoul, South Korea, Toronto, Ontario, the District of Columbia, and the states of California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and West Virginia.