• "...to bring good news to the poor... proclaim release to the captives... let the oppressed go free..."
  • (Luke 4:18-19)

    Courageous Conversation: Financial Wellness Amid COVID-19 and beyond

    Courageous Conversation: Financial Wellness Amid COVID-19 and beyond Webinar

    Thursday, May 28, 2020
    7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific 
    American Baptist Women's Ministries (ABWM) wants to help you get and stay financially well amid COVID-19. Inarguably, money is one of the top stressors people face. A pandemic only exacerbates the stress. Come and learn from financial experts from the Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's, Your Money, Your Goals Program (YMYG). Hear a firsthand testimonial from a YMYG program participant.

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    Colin Nass heads up the Financial Planning group at MMBB. The team has 6 Certified Financial Planner®  professionals working with members across the United States. Prior to joining MMBB, Colin worked for Lenox Advisors providing financial planning to the firm’s High Net Worth clients.  Colin has also worked for Deutsche Bank AG as a Director of Financial Sales and with Merrill Lynch in New York and Hong Kong.  While working for Merrill Lynch, he was FINRA registered, passing the Series 3, 7, 8, and 63 exams. Colin has also passed the New York State Life and Health Insurance exam. Colin holds a B.S. in Optics from the University of Rochester and a Master of International Management degree from Baylor University in Texas. He earned his CFP® in 2005 and later earned the Retirement Income Certified Professional® and Accredited Estate Planner® designations.   
         Colin lives near Princeton, NJ with his wife and two children. He is a member of the Princeton Alliance Church and active in the church’s international missionary work.

    Dr. Laura Miraz is the associate executive director of Human Resources Management Services at American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) and liaison for ABHMS’ board of directors. Miraz is also the principal for HRMATTERS, a human resources management consulting service for American Baptist national and regional partners. Miraz seeks to ensure a highly-skilled, committed, engaged professional workforce that embraces and exemplifies mission, vision and core values.
         Overseeing all aspects of human resources management means Miraz’s responsibilities range from recruitment, retirement, salary and benefits administration to training, development, motivation and performance. An advocate for employee relations, she is committed to providing a “listening ear and a strategic hand.”
         Miraz enjoys providing assistance, guidance and leadership for individuals—whether staff or board members—as they seek to fulfill their individual call to ministry and service.

    Reverend LaThelma A. Yenn-Batah, associate executive director of American Baptist Women's Ministries, is a minister of the Gospel and a faithful disciple of Jesus the Christ. As a post-graduate Parish Pulpit Fellow through Princeton Theological Seminary, LaThelma participated in extensive cross-cultural and urban ministry in Costa Rica. While there, she studied Spanish and lived as an on-campus resident at the Latin American Biblical University. During her fellowship, she was deeply inspired by women who used their educational, biblical, and theological experiences to achieve the following goals: to understand and assume their personal and legal rights, to take leadership roles in their churches and communities, and to continue or begin their formal education. Click here for full bio.

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