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Who are the committee members of the Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering group?

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The 2015 Board of Managers for MMBB is as follows: Gwynn Perlich (President), Brenda Fluker (1st Vice President), Dr. John Mandt, Sr. (2nd Vice President), Timothy Bartos, Peggy Carr, Rev. Danny Cortes, Rev. Dr. William Epps, Rev. William Frederickson, Jr., Debbie Jackson, Rev. Dr. Clifford Johnson, Stephen D. King, Dr. Annie Marie LeBarbour, Darrel Morf, Dr. James Napolitan, Rev. Dr. Wallace Smith and Diane Sterthous. MMBB is the financial ministry group which manages the Retired Ministers and Missionary Offering.

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The Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering is a fund collected by the American Baptist Churches, USA, but the funds collected are managed and distributed by the Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board ("MMBB"), a financial ministry that assists churches with retirement and investment funds.

MMBB also has a 12 member management team, including 2015 Executive Director Louis Barbarin, Brett Baehr, Rev. James Cook, Candace Cox, Rev.Dr. Sara Day, Karen Dubin, Rev. Dr. William Foster, Winona Green, Matthew Hoffman, Rev.Dr. Perry Hopper, Harold Leibovitz and Vincent Schera.

In 1977, American Baptist Churches USA began their Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering to formally collect special offerings from their churches for retired American Baptist ministers, missionaries and their widowed spouses. As of 2015, MMBB has distributed $831,000 to approximately 4,000 retired American Baptist Churches USA ministers, missionaries and retired lay employees.

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