Amy Whitfield named SBC EC’s associate communications VP

Amy Whitfield has been named associate vice president for convention communications of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee (EC). She will begin Oct. 16.

Whitfield has served as director of marketing and communications at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, since 2014. She also is the co-host of the “SBC This Week” podcast, which she and Jonathan Howe, now the EC’s vice president for communications, began in 2015.

Whitfield is the coauthor of the 2018 book “SBC FAQs: A Ready Reference” with Keith Harper, senior professor of Baptist studies at Southeastern Seminary, and has been an assistant parliamentarian at the SBC’s annual meetings since 2016.

In her new EC role Whitfield will be editor of SBC Life (www.sbclife.net), the journal of the Southern Baptist Convention; lead in utilizing media technologies to advance the messaging, mission, vision and ministries of the SBC and the EC; and promote participation in the SBC annual meeting and other events.

As the EC’s women’s liaison Whitfield will have a lead role in developing strategies for recruiting, utilizing and developing women at multiple levels of Southern Baptist life and advising the EC leadership on issues related to the encouragement and involvement of women in the SBC. (BP)