NABF Executive Officers


Emmett Dunn

NABF President

Trisha Miller Manarin

NABF Vice President

Craig Christina

NABF Vice President

TaNikka Sheppard

NABF Treasurer & Assistant General Secretary

Robert Cochran

Brian Ford


Willie Francois III

Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Patricia Hernandez


Pau Khan Lian

Zomi Baptist Churches of America

Patty Lane

Baptist Women of North America

Tim McCoy

Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec

Jeremy Bell

NABF General Secretary

Samuel Tolbert

NABF Immediate Past President

Leaders & Staff

Emmett Dunn

NABF President

Rev. Emmett Dunn has been the NABF as President since January 2023. In addition to the strengths and connections from his current role as Executive Secretary-Treasurer of Lott Carey, Rev. Dunn brings over twenty years of experience in working with the Baptist World Alliance. Emmett lives in Fort Washington, Maryland with his wife and family.

Jeremy Bell

NABF General Secretary

Jeremy Bell has been our General Secretary since 2018. Prior to this Jeremy led the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada, and has held leadership roles in several non-profits. Jeremy’s graduate thesis was on how not-for-profit organzations measure outcomes; has a passion for the care of creation, of church health, and of bringing people together through story. Jeremy lives in Vancouver, Canada.

TaNikka Sheppard

NABF Treasurer & Assistant General Secretary

Derek Hatch

The Scholars Collaboration

Katherine Smith

Creation Care

James Barbour

Disaster Relief Coordinator North America

Dean Miller

International Disaster Relief Liaison

Alvin Edwards

Ecumenical Officer

Zoe Ozirney

NABF Grants & Communications

Shelby Gregg

NABF Administrative Associate

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