Fall 2011 Meeting of Seminary's Board of Trustees

Trustees of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary received progress reports on issues of concern to the Seminary, dealt with routine business items that needed Board attention, and celebrated the 15th anniversary of the Seminary’s Rocky Mountain campus during the two-day Board meeting October 10 and 11, 2011.

During the meeting, the Board heard reports and took action on numerous items, including sabbatical requests for the 2011-12 academic year; expansion of the Ph.D. program to include theology as a major field; creation of The President’s Council – a group of Seminary advocates with professional competencies that will assist the President with strategic decisions.

The Board accepted the seminary’s most recent audit, and approved some minor adjustments to administrative procedures related to confidentiality and conflict of interest statements for Trustees. They also reviewed reports on all areas of seminary operation, including a progress report on the Master Plan Amendment for the Northern California campus.

The trustees also heard reports from each regional campus, as well as presentations from two professors from the Rocky Mountain campus: Dr. Allan Karr, Associate Professor of Church Planting and Director, Nehemiah Project; and Dr. Earl Waggoner, Associate Professor of Theology and Church History.

The two-day meeting included a celebration of the 15-year anniversary of the Rocky Mountain campus. “For fifteen years the people of Colorado have heard and responded to God’s call,” said Steve Veteto, director of the seminary’s Rocky Mountain campus. “When I look out at you all, I see our graduates as well as current students,” Veteto told the crowd of more than two hundred. “Our alumni and students are changing the world for eternity.”

“Thank you for the support you’ve shown to the Rocky Mountain campus and the seminary system,” said President Iorg as he presented awards and recognitions to donors, supporters, and Colorado Baptist leaders. “Your generosity enables us to train leaders in Colorado and the surrounding states. We are grateful for our partnership with Colorado Southern Baptists and the significant difference we continue to make in this region.”