A Supportive Community
A letter dated October 17, 1966, on file at the Missouri Baptist Convention office, states: "For the first time in our state, the Baptist Religious Education Association is sponsoring a Secretary's Workshop to be held on January 23-24, 1967." Structured with a constitution and officers. Baptist Secretaries Association of Missouri has contributed much to Convention-wide plans for improving church secretarial training and moving secretaries closer to a more professional status.
The purpose has not changed. Baptist Secretaries and Administrative Assistants of Missouri is dedicated to encouraging office professionals to set goals for personal and professional development.
Your officers are committed to making training opportunities available and support networks to all administrative assistants who serve in churches and church related offices in Missouri.
We welcome you to our Membership
We welcome all secretaries and other office personnel that are active members in Southern Baptist churches or denominationally related offices, or retired from such offices to become BSAAM members, upon payment of dues. Associate membership is available for other office personnel and secretaries serving in or members of other denominations. With the payment of dues, associate members can enjoy all privileges of membership except the right to serve as officers.
All ministry assistants from all office sizes are encouraged to join!
Use the link below to print the membership form and mail to our VP of membership Kathy Angel.
Cyndee Longe is the Financial/Administrative Assistant for McCarthy Baptist Church.
Cyndee served as Ministry Assistant for the St. Joseph Baptist Association before accepting her position at McCarthy Baptist Church. She has also served as Historian/Media, Secretary/Treasurer, and Membership VP for BSAAM. She has also served on the board for the National Association of Ministry Assistants as Secretary/Treasurer.
Cyndee has her degree in Psychology and Counseling from Liberty University, enjoys quilting, reading, camping, and spending time with family and her four grandchildren.
She's been married for thirty three-years to her high school sweetheart.
Pam Jeffries is the project manager for Ministry Support and the ministry assistant for Media, Technology & Events of the Missouri Baptist Convention.
Pam has served as Minister of Education & Youth at Britt David Baptist Church in Columbus GA, and as Minister of Preschool & Children at First Baptist Church in Albany GA before coming home to Missouri in 2001 to serve on staff at the Missouri Baptist Convention. Her tenure at the convention includes working in the Executive Director’s Office, Sunday School/Discipleship Team, Communications Office, and the Church Strengthening Team before joining Media, Technology & Events in 2015. In 2022, she accepted the additional role of project manager for the Ministry Support Group.
Pam holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Southwest Baptist University and a Master of Arts in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
She has never been married, but is very proud of her niece, four nephews, great-niece, and two great-nephews.
Program Vice President
Shannon has been Office Manager/Administrative Assistant at Greene County Baptist Association since October of 2021. She was born and raised in the Springfield, Mo, area and currently resides in Marshfield, Mo. Shannon and her husband, Jeff are members at Strafford, First Baptist Church. They have one son, Wyatt; two step-children, Brianna and Michael; and one granddaughter, Nevaeh. Shannon enjoys serving at her church in missions and spending time with her family.
Membership Vice President
Kathy Angel currently serves as BSAAM Membership Vice President. Kathy has been the financial secretary for First Baptist Church in Odessa. Kathy and her husband Bill have been married for 30 years and have two children, Jeffery and Greg. Outside of church, Kathy has spent much of her time through the years helping her husband Bill with the Odessa FFA. However, as a wife of a newly retired ag teacher, she plans to devote more time to family, farm, home, and gardening.
Angelia Carpenter serves as ministry assistant at First Baptist Church, New London. Her past work and life experiences have given her a variety of skills that she uses in this position—print shop mailing assistant and typesetter, school secretary, carpet store bookkeeper, author, conference leader, pre-diabetes program coordinator, pianist and three-time cancer survivor—to name a few. She also serves on the board of MO Woman’s Missionary Union. Her favorite job is wife to Tom Carpenter, who is the pastor of Fifth Street Baptist Church Hannibal and properties director at Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum. Angelia’s hobbies include traveling (47 of 50 states), genealogy and cross stitching.
Jennifer Adams serves as ministry assistant at South Central Baptist Association as well as church secretary at Berean Baptist Church both in West Plains. Jennifer holds an A.A.S Degree in Business/Accounting from Missouri State University. Her prior work experiences include in-home health care aid, accounts payable analyst, print shop mailing assistant, bookkeeper, and multiple secretary positions. Jennifer and her husband Allen have been married for 17 years and have two children, Kaylee and Alexander. Jennifer also runs two small businesses selling jewelry and homemade items. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, camping, fishing, attending craft/vendor shows and loom knitting.
Mary Ann Allen
Chair of the Board
Mary Ann works at Oakwood Baptist Church as the Financial Secretary. She is a member of NAMA (National Association of Ministry Assistants). She grew up in a small town in Northwest Missouri and after high school she moved to Kansas City, MO where she met her husband Dean. They have been married for almost 40 years. They have two wonderful sons and daughter-in-law’s, Jonathan & Kristen and Adam & Nikki, along with 3 wonderful grandchildren: Kaden, Kennedy & McKenna. She enjoys riding motorcycles (Harley Davidson) with her husband, and basket weaving.
2023 BSAAM Conference
National Heights Baptist Church
And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart.
-Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NASB)
Conference Keynote Speaker: Wanda Shellenbarger
Women's Ministry Specialist, Church Engagement Catalyst for the MBCH.
Conference Worship Leader: Becki Kelley
Worship Leader and Retired Ministry Assistant