Team – California Southern Baptist Convention

The California Southern Baptist Convention team is available to assist member congregations in every way possible. Our team consists of specialists and assistants who work at the Ministry Resource Center in Fresno and North American Mission Board church planting catalysts. Don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance.

Bill Agee
Executive Director

Bill Agee is executive director for California Southern Baptist Convention responsible for leading staff in the primary areas of church planting, church revitalization, evangelism and missions and small church ministries. His passion is to empower the vision of churches to reach their communities and win people to Jesus. His primary goal is to work with California Southern Baptist churches to push back the darkness for 35 million Californians who don’t have a personal relationship with Jesus. Bill has been married to Pam for more than 40 years. They have a son and a daughter and three grandchildren.

Terry Barone
Leader, Communications Team

Terry Barone is the Communications Group Leader for California Southern Baptist Convention. His primary responsibilities are to formulate and implement an overall communications strategy for CSBC, and serve as a communications resource for Executive Board staff. He oversees graphic design services and print buying, news and information, video production, website, and social media development. Barone also is responsible for coordinating staging, sound, lights and exhibit area for the CSBC annual meeting each October.

Anthony Beaird
Marketing Manager, Communications Team
Mike Bivins
Director, Office of Disaster Relief and Camping Ministries

Mike Bivins is volunteer mobilization and Disaster Relief coordinator for the California Southern Baptist Convention. His primary responsibility is to assist churches and individuals to engage in missions and Disaster Relief ministries. Bivins challenges CSBC congregations to be “disaster ready” for when calamity strikes their community.

Jason Blankenship
Leader, Evangelism and Missions Initiatives Team

Jason Blankenship is the leader of the Evangelism and Missions Initiatives Team for California Southern Baptist Convention. As team leader, Jason is an evangelism advocate for CSBC congregations responsible for developing and implementing a plan to assist churches with ministries to evangelize the unchurched in communities throughout the state.

Roger Byrd
Church Revitalization Initiatives Team

Roger Byrd is a member of the CSBC Church Revitalization Initiatives Team. His primary responsibility is to work with churches in the Count the Cost ministry for new churches and those in need of revitalization. Roger also supports the ministry of music and worship for CSBC congregations, as well as prayer ministry.

Sally Cook
Controller, Business Services Team
Ann Ehrlich
Ministry Assistant, Church Planting Initiatives Team
Karen Ehrlich
Ministry Assistant, Business Services Team
Steve Foss
Applications Data Specialist, Business Services Team
Max Herr
Business Services Team

Max Herr is a ministry specialist for Human Resources and Church Compliance for California Southern Baptist Convention. His primary responsibilities are to provide consultations/assessments for churches, pastors, staff, and leaders in matters involving church bylaws and governance, finance, budgeting and accounting, insurance, and strategic planning.
Max works with churches to help them remain compliant and up to date with state and federal laws including corporate responsibilities, labor and employment issues, tax regulations and compliance, and the Affordable Care Act.

Laura Johnson
Disaster Relief Operations Coordinator
Beth Ketcheside
Executive Assistant, Executive Director
Veronica Morales
Administrative Assistant, Church Planting and Evangelism and Missions Initiatives Teams
Ralph Neighbour III
Leader, Church Revitalization Initiatives Team

Ralph W. Neighbour III is the leader of the Church Revitalization Initiatives Team for California Southern Baptist Convention. His primary responsibility is to provide leadership for implementing Count the Cost revitalization strategy for CSBC congregations. He also is responsible for prayer ministries of CSBC.

Pete Ramirez
Associate Executive Director

Pete Ramirez is the associate executive director for California Southern Baptist Convention. His primary responsibilities include leading CSBC ministry teams and advancing the strategies of the Convention. He assists CSBC Executive Director Bill Agee and serves as the chief operating officer of the Convention.

Beverly Regensberg
Ministry Assistant, Church Revitalization Initiatives Team
Oscar Sanchez
Evangelism and Missions Intiatives Team

Oscar Sanchez is migrant ministries field specialist for California Southern Baptist Convention. His primary responsibility is to develop plans to train and enlist churches to adopt a California migrant community or center as part of the Convention’s Feeding Those Who Feed Us ministry.

Ross Shepherd
Leader, Church Planting Initiatives Team

Ross Shepherd is Church Planting Initiative Team Leader for California Southern Baptist Convention. His primary responsibilities are to formulate and implement strategies to start new churches. Ross directs the California funded church planting effort and works with the North American Mission Board to plant other new churches in the Golden State.

Marc Tempesta
CFO and Leader, Business Services Team

Marc Tempesta, a Certified Public Accountant, is the chief financial officer for California Southern Baptist Convention. He also is the leader for the CSBC Business Services Team and provides oversight of risk management, human resources, data management, mail services and facilities management.

Katheryn Vana
Ministry Assistant, Church Revitalization Initiatives Team
Deanna Villegas
Executive Assistant, Associate Executive Director
Sharyl Wright
Accountant, Business Services Team