Associate Executive Director
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Tom serves as the BCM/D’s associate executive director. A licensed CPA in the state of Maryland, Tom directs, supervises, and coordinates the finance, accounting, and budgeting operations of the BCM/D. He also serves the staff as human resource director and manages corporate insurance coverage. Tom leads the Baptist Foundation of Maryland/Delaware as director, also serving as treasurer, managing its church loan program.
He has a passion for the church and routinely provides various types of training to local churches about ministers’ taxes, budgeting, establishing effective internal financial controls, and various other financial issues.
Tom and his wife, Shelley, have been married for over 31 years and have three sons, JT, Jake, and Jimmy. Jimmy is a young man with autism. This journey has sparked a passion within Tom to assist our churches in the area of effective special needs ministry, serving as the BCM/D special needs ministry director.
In his spare time, Tom enjoys watching sports, especially pro football, college football, and pro basketball. Tom is a cycling enthusiast and enjoys both outdoor riding and indoor spinning. He also enjoys participating in events that raise awareness for special needs causes. And every once in a while, he will fire up his Xbox and take a little time to himself to play a video game!
Tom is available to consult with pastors and church leaders regarding finances, investing, and stewardship.
Finance Office Coordinator
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Iris joined the convention in August 2001. Prior to that time she was an assistant project manager for a real estate developer in Baltimore City who specialized in community development, mixed-use and specialty projects, as well as shopping centers and retail stores.
Originally from North Little Rock, Ark., she taught elementary school in Arkansas and fourth grade at St. Martin’s Lutheran School in Annapolis, Md., before moving to Canada. Upon returning to Maryland, she ran a desktop publishing business out of her home for ten years providing services to several large corporations.
She married her high school sweetheart, Ken, who after 35 years left his professional career as a CFO and turn-around specialist to attend The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he received a M.Div. in Theology. He is currently pastoring Boulevard Christian Church in Essex. The Whites have three grown children, Kenny, Lisa, and Laura, and twelve grandchildren (including four adopted grandchildren from Colombia, South America).
In her spare time, Iris enjoys being a pastor’s wife and serving the Essex community and being with her family.