God has brought together an exciting team to lead the charge for a Biblical work view.
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Executive Director and CEO
Lori has shown dedication to the BBT mission and vision as well as advancement of the organization's strategic priorities since she joined the Leadership Team in February 2016. She served as Communications Director from 2016 until July 2021, when she was promoted to the role of Executive Director and CEO. Lori brings marketing, business development, and brand awareness experience from her previous roles at Cushman & Wakefield, the University of Missouri, Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business, and entrepreneurship. Lori earned a Bachelor of Science Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing from the University of Missouri. In her spare time, outside of family and work, she volunteers her time with several professional and community organizations in St. Louis.
She and her husband, Kory, have two young sons and are members of St. Alban Roe Catholic Church.
Personable, quick thinking, and versatile Jay brings passionate leadership skills to further the global expansion of BBT’s mission. He joined the team in 2023 after moving to the US from South Africa where he led a non-profit village for orphaned and vulnerable children. Born and raised in South Africa, Jay brings a global perspective and knowledge of multiple languages that will further support the BBT community. Jay has a MBA - Jack Welch Management Institute and a bachelor’s in theology - South African Theological Seminary. His strength in sharing the “why” encourages those with whom he works to love learning like he does and be inspired to expand their perspectives.
Jay, his wife and son are now living in Hot Springs, Arkansas and continue to adjust to life in the States.
Karen L. McMurray
Ministry Operations Coordinator
Karen is a life-long learner and emerging theologian, pursuing a MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. From the day she said “yes” to Christ, she has passionately sought to live out her life-scripture, John 17:3: “to know the One True God and make Him known to others”. Karen brings over 30 years of experience from both the corporate and entrepreneurial arenas. She has been an active BBT member for 14 years. She earned a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kansas University and a MBA from Webster University.
Karen attends Shalom Church where she serves as an ordained deacon and Christian education leader.
God added Sarah to the Leadership Team officially in January 2013, but she had been praying over the idea and culmination of it with the founder’s wife for many years. Her varied responsibilities through the years have evolved into her current role as the Content Director. She previously worked in the corporate world and has also been a small-business owner. She understands the differences in the dynamics of those environments and loves how BBT curriculum applies to both. Sarah is a graduate of Truman State University with a double major in Business Management and Psychology.
Sarah lives with her husband, Jason, and three daughters in Cape Coral, Florida where they are active members of New Hope Presbyterian Church.