Frank Runnels Named Superintendent For Education
Frank Runnels was voted Superintendent for Education, January 23, 2011, by the Florida Conference Executive Committee. He replaces Arne Nielsen who has taken the position of Vice President for Integrated Youth Ministries. (Southern Tidings, February 2011)
Frank previously served Florida Conference Office of Education for two years as Administrative Superintendent. Prior to that, he was vice principal at Forest Lake Education Center for two years, handling the day-to-day operations of the school, including upper-grades curriculum, safety, teacher supervision, and spirituality. In addition, he has worked as a 7th-8th grade teacher, boys’ dean, academy history teacher, evangelist, missionary, and businessman.
Frank and his wife, Odette, have four grown children: Shana, Frank, Jelain, and Chantel, the mother of their grandson, Christopher Dumas Bates II.
Tim Goff Named Ministerial Field Secretary
Tim Goff was voted Central Region Ministerial Field Secretary, January 23, 2011, by the Florida Conference Executive Committee. He comes to this position from a five-year senior pastorate at Port Charlotte Church where he served the multi-staff, 770-member church.
His career began as Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Worship at New Hope Church, Burtonsville, Maryland. Three years later, he became senior pastor, focusing on preaching and worship to a congregation mostly of young adults which saw a membership increase by more than 100. In 2006, he was called to Forest Lake Church in Apopka as Pastor of Discipleship and developed a discipleship process for teaching and training members.
Goff replaces Tim Nichols who was voted ministerial director of Florida Conference last fall.
Goff and his wife, Carolyn, have two children, Arianne (grade 9) and Andrew (grade 5).