Margaret Colson said her time as special assignments editor with TAB Media Group has “affirmed, encouraged and stretched” her.
“I have been challenged to focus not only on what is but also on what can be, to always keep my eyes and heart open to unexpected opportunities that God may put in my path,” she said.
That’s exactly what happened in Colson’s life recently — an unexpected opportunity. As of April 1, she is serving in a new role with the Florida Baptist Convention — consulting communications editor.
“God presented me with this unexpected opportunity in Florida, and I am committed to honoring Him as I move forward prayerfully to serve Florida Baptists,” said Colson, who has freelanced for the convention through the years.
In her new role, she will lead Florida Baptists’ network of writers to develop stories about how God is using Florida Baptists to advance His mission. She will also report on stories related to the convention and help oversee the newsroom for the state’s annual meeting.
“I believe God has used the years of my denominational communications career and the many relationships I have developed to prepare me for this opportunity,” she said.
Colson has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master of divinity and doctor of ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Colson’s communication roles have included serving several state Baptist publications, including a stint as interim editor of one paper.
She also serves as executive secretary of the Association of State Baptist Publications and as executive director of Baptist Communicators Association.
She worked for the then-Home Mission Board in the 1980s and 1990s.
“I have the utmost respect for Florida Baptist leaders, and I’m grateful that they are putting their confidence in me as I continue the tradition of Florida Baptist communications excellence,” she said.
‘Heart to mentor’
Jennifer Davis Rash, TAB’s editor-in-chief, said Colson will be a tremendous asset for Florida Baptists.
“Margaret has extensive experience in Southern Baptist journalism and communications as well as a heart to mentor and grow the next generation,” Rash said.
“She’s a hard worker and brings thoughtful and creative energy to everything she does. We are going to miss her at TAB Media but can’t help but be excited for her in this new role.”
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