Ken Schroeder is the new president of the Alabama Baptist Retirement Centers effective Jan. 10.
Rick Lance, executive director of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions, announced Schroeder’s election to lead the entity in a Jan. 11 Facebook post, noting Schroeder “has distinguished himself as a leader.”
Schroeder has served the Retirement Centers as administrative/accounting assistant since May 2022. He previously served as ABRC’s financial director from 1995 to 2011.
Schroeder told The Alabama Baptist he sees his role as preparing ABRC for the future. The organization has “some challenging staffing concerns for the future as many of our valued staff members at our retirement centers will themselves be retiring within the next 5–7 years,” he said. “I believe my tenure as president will be a bridge to the future.”
Schroeder holds a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Business Administration from Samford University.
He has served as minister of music at Raleigh Avenue Baptist Church, Birmingham; Shiloh Baptist, Sardis; and First Baptist Selma. He also was intake coordinator and pastoral counselor for Adult & Teen Challenge of Alabama, a Christ-centered drug and alcohol recovery program, for several years.