BFNE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dr. Terry Dorsett
During his decades of ministry, Terry has served in a wide variety of roles, from staff member at one of the South’s largest churches to pastor of a rural Vermont church that had less than 30 congregants when he arrived. His ability to relate to people from a variety of backgrounds, along with his experience in leading churches and mission organizations of various sizes, has given Terry a deep well of experience to draw from and the adaptability to help churches and mission organizations move toward positive growth. Since 2015 Terry has served as the Executive Director of both the Baptist Convention of New England and the Baptist Foundation of New England. Under his leadership, the endowments at the Foundation have grown by 30%.
Corporate Vice President
Mike was born in Connersville, IN, and was raised in church by dedicated Christian parents. He became a follower of Christ at age nine and has served the church in many roles, including youth ministry, teaching, small group leader and elder. In 1981 he married his high school sweetheart, Kathy; graduated with his BS in chemical engineering; and joined Procter & Gamble. Today Mike is Vice President of Product Supply for P&G Grooming and oversees 15 sites in 14 countries, including the manufacturing and supply chain responsibilities for all Gillette, Venus and Braun products worldwide. He is a member of South Shore Baptist Church in Hingham, MA. He and Kathy have three children and four grandchildren.
Jewel serves as president of her own company, JaMedia, Inc., where she assists businesses in elevating their brands and provides consulting from conception to completion. JaMedia also writes, produces and directs clients in most platforms of media and specializes in helping small businesses, churches and non-profits. Jewel is a member of her local church and helps organizes a New England-wide women’s retreat each year. Her infectious enthusiasm for life carries over into everything she does.
Certified Financial Planner
South Windsor, CT
With 25 years of professional experience, Sweyden is an independent Charles Schwab franchisee owner. He helps clients create a personalized financial plan that includes providing investing guidance. He is a certified financial planner who has a Master’s in Business Administration, Series 4, 6, 7, 24, 53, 63, 65 Securities Licenses and Life & Variable Annuity Insurance License, as well as a member of the South Windsor and Tolland County Chambers of Commerce and on the Board of Directors for the South Windsor Chamber of Commerce. Sweyden serves as a deacon at First Baptist Church of Manchester, CT.
Pastor & Former Accountant
Kyle was born in southern Alabama and earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees in accounting from Auburn University. After completing his studies, Kyle worked in the audit practice of Ernst & Young, LLP, for ten years. During his tenure with EY, he provided accounting services to a variety of public and private companies ranging in size from $250 million to over $11 billion in revenues and ranging across industries such as technology, communications, insurance and investments. Kyle has served as pastor at Gallup Hill Baptist Church in Ledyard, CT, since 2014. He is married and has four daughters.
Church Planter, Chaplain & Former Sales Manager
After 28 years in sales and sales management, Kevin was called out of the pews of the local NH church where he had served for years as a lay leader and deacon to plant a new church. Since that time, Kevin has continued his education in Christian studies and been mentored by others in ministry. Now, as the pastor of Emmaus Church in Manchester, NH, he combines his growing knowledge of preaching and God’s Word with almost three decades of life and business experience. Kevin has been married for more than 30 years and has two grown sons who both enjoy serving the Lord.
cERTIFIED pUBLIC aCCOUNTANT
A fourth-generation native of Marlborough, MA, Jay Lind has worked as a public accountant for more than 30 years. He currently owns an accounting firm which caters to small business owners and individuals. Jay also has experience implementing and maintaining accounting software for churches as a volunteer. He and his wife, Pattie, have three adult children. They attend Pleasant Street Baptist Church in Worcester, MA.
Retired Engineer & Consultant
Vermont & Alabama
Robert was born and raised in Alabama. He retired from General Motors after serving in several engineering and quality control positions and went on to work for Management Methods, Inc., an international consulting company. Robert has served as a lay leader in Alabama Southern Baptist Churches for all of his adult life. For the past three years he has lived in New England for half of the year, working with the Baptist Convention of New England and encouraging pastors. He is a member of East Randolph Baptist Church in Vermont.
Markes Wilson holds an MBA from Notre Dame and has built a career in healthcare administration. He has served as the Director of Specialty services at ProHealth Physicians in Connecticut since 2015 and previously spent 11 years at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire. Markes and his wife, Julie, along with their three children are part of a church plant in Windsor, CT. Mark is passionate about the spiritual health of churches and being a part of Gospel growth, planting and revitalization efforts in New England and beyond.