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BSF Announces Future Global Location
February 13, 2024
Bible Study Fellowship announced that its board of directors has voted to move the future global location from San Antonio to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
“Bible Study Fellowship is a global ministry,” said Executive Director of BSF, Hollie Roberts. “Dallas/Ft. Worth stands out as the right location for the next season in our history for its global accessibility, diverse community, and opportunity to better collaborate with many like-minded ministry partners. The area is also home to a thriving BSF community.”
Introducing Our Newest Board Member
January 9, 2024
Katie McClure of Kingwood, Texas is the newest addition to the BSF Board of Directors. Katie has served in BSF as a Group Leader, Children’s Leader, Administrative Leader, and Substitute Teaching Leader. She is currently serving as Teaching Leader of the Kingwood, Texas Daytime Women’s Class. She is a contributor to the BSF Global Lectures and a WordGo Teaching Team member.
In her professional life, Katie worked as an Assistant District Attorney, serving as an advocate for child abuse victims while prosecuting crimes against children and sexual offenses. Katie serves on the Board of the Texas Civil Commitment Office (TCCO), a state agency supervising sexual offenders in civil commitment. She currently serves as Vice Chair of the TCCO Board and Chair of the TCCO Finance Committee.
Katie is married to Jesse McClure, who serves as Substitute Teaching Leader of the Kingwood, Texas Evening Men’s Class. They have a 13-year-old daughter, Marilyn, and 5-year-old twins, Rebekah and Barrett.
BSF’s Board of Directors step into the essential role of governance of all of Bible Study Fellowship. They have prayerfully and strategically ensured our ministry is accomplishing its mission in a way that glorifies God and serves our class members. We are deeply grateful for Katie’s commitment to children’s safety, passion for the ministry of BSF, and her willingness to serve the Lord as our newest board member.
Meet Our New Chief Technology Officer
January 9, 2024
Tad Brockway has joined the BSF Executive Team as our new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Tad has extensive experience in the Technology Industry. Tad joins us after 25 years at Microsoft where he held multiple product and engineering roles. He has an MBA from the University of Washington and a B.S. in Computer Science from Western Washington University. Most recently, Tad was a Corporate Vice President in Microsoft Azure, where he has led cloud product teams in areas like: Compute, Storage, Networking, and 5G technologies.
Tad has been a BSF member for over a decade, has served as a Group Leader, and is currently leading a BSF Online Group. Tad’s wife, Natalie, is also a longtime BSF member and has served in leadership including as an STL in Bellevue, Washington.
Tad and his family relocated from Washington State to the San Antonio area in 2022.
As we continue to keep BSF relevant for the future, we recognize the role of digital technology. BSF must lead in innovation and delivery of high quality, modern, digital experiences for our volunteers and members. Tad’s background has prepared him to be the ideal leader as we advance BSF technology.
I want to specifically thank our Interim CIO Trevor Keller for his godly and steady leadership of our Technology team over the last year. Trevor has stewarded God’s people and resources skillfully over many years, always putting God, the team, and BSF first. He is a role model for many, and we are delighted that he will continue to serve on our Technology Team.
We are tremendously grateful to God for His provision of Tad, Trevor, and the technology team.
Honoring Jane Roach
January 5, 2024
Jane Roach, former Director of Training at BSF, closed her eyes to this world and entered heaven on January 4. Though Jane is no longer with us, her legacy continues to impact every BSF class worldwide.
God used Jane to establish and formalize BSF’s foundational training philosophy and procedures. Jane served under three BSF Executive Directors, Rosemary Jensen, Jean Nystrand, and Susie Rowan, until her retirement in 2011.
Jane unapologetically called leaders to the diligent study of God’s Word, spiritual disciplines, and faithful commitment. Jane authored area and class workshops, edited BSF study materials, and trained many Teaching Leaders. Jane’s brilliant mind and steady commitment to the Lord, His Word, and His people touched many lives and yielded spiritual fruit that only eternity can measure.
Debbie Young, a current BSF staff member, was deeply impacted by Jane’s work and life. Debbie was one of the thousands of Teaching Leaders trained by Jane, and the two worked together on the BSF staff before Jane’s retirement. Debbie wrote:
“Jane knew and loved God’s Word. She did the work of multiple people with tenacious care. She called me to sacrificial obedience because God Himself is worthy. She taught me to relish the doctrines of salvation and to call others to serve God wholeheartedly. Jane Roach left a mark on me for which I remain grateful.”
BSF Executive Director Hollie Roberts shared, “The principles I learned from Jane made me a better teacher, trainer, disciple, friend, and mother. She taught me that the excuses we make in life often keep us from seeing the wonderful things our big God is willing and able to do. She showed me how to set high expectations, extend grace, and lead with patience and perseverance.”
A former teaching leader captured Jane in this way: “Jane was brilliant, dedicated, fierce, and focused…all rolled up into a small woman who loved Jesus and His people with all her heart.”
Jane’s life was a testament to her faith, and her legacy reflects the mighty work God can do through one willing servant.