The team of Leader Empowerment and Mobilization has been looking for someone to update and keep current the database for all SCBI churches. The position of Database Administrator will help us in our efforts to effectively partner with churches to help them discover their next step. This role will have the responsibilities of maintaining the SCBI database as it relates to the SCBI strategy & churches, ensuring church and church staff contact info is accurate, setting-up event registrations for all staff teams in the database system, and training staff to use the database. SCBI is excited to introduce our newest member to the team.

Welcome Annie Bilotta, Database Administrator for the Leader Empowerment and Mobilization team at State Convention of Baptist in Indiana (SCBI)! Annie currently lives in Bloomington with her husband, Luke, (whom she met while they were working as summer missionaries at Highland Lakes Baptist Camp!) and their Golden Retriever, Bear. In addition to this new role, Annie also works full-time at Indiana University as a File Review Specialist with the Office of Admissions. Luke and Annie are members of Foot of the Cross Church in Bloomington where Luke serves on staff. In her spare time, Annie enjoys reading, hiking, and cross-stitching.

As excited as we are about Annie joining our team, we also want to thank our friends from Walnut Street Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Arkansas. My best friend from college, Grey Falanga, is their pastor. In a conversation several weeks ago, he said to me,” If you have a need, ask.” I asked, and he delivered. Pastor Falanga enlisted seven volunteers to call every SCBI church to help us update needed information. What a picture of the Church! Through the Cooperative Program, SCBI churches give to help Southern Baptists live out the Great Commission throughout the world. On this day, I am thankful for the willingness of an Arkansas Baptist Church to help us serve our churches best through the giving of their time and efforts.  I am thankful to Grey and his church for their investment and for partnering for the cause of Kingdom Advancement.