The Rev. Dr. Robin D. Stoops is currently serving the American Baptist Churches of Nebraska as Executive Minister and Region Missionary. Robin is a graduate of Ottawa University, North American Baptist Seminary and has completed a doctorate in Contextual Theology/Missional Leadership at Northern Seminary in Chicago. He has served as pastor of churches in Kansas, Iowa, South Dakota and Nebraska. In 2008 he was named “Pastor of the Year” by the American Baptist Men of Nebraska. He has been married to his wife Kathy for 43 years; they have three grown children and eight grandchildren.
Robin has preached, taught and led workshops across the United States, in Russia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Myanmar(Burma), and Thailand. His work in Nebraska includes pastoral searches, church training, conflict transformation, leadership development and consultation with churches. He has administrative responsibilities for managing Moses Merrill Camp and Conference Center, Linwood, NE. Robin regularly preaches in the Nebraska Baptist churches. He has also spoken at other judicatory assemblies as a guest preacher. Robin is a member of the Nebraska Mediation Association, the Evangelical Teacher Training Association, and the John Maxwell Team as a speaker, coach, and trainer.
The American Baptist Churches of Nebraska are 64 Baptist Churches who associate together for ministry and mission. The ABC/NE worships in many different languages on any given Sunday. The office of the Executive Minister is located in Omaha, Nebraska.
Rev. Dr. Greg Mamula is serving as the Associate Executive Minister for the American Baptist Churches of Nebraska and Region Missionary. Greg is a graduate of Williams Baptist College, George W. Truett Baptist Theological Seminary. His doctorate in Jewish Context of the New Testament is from Northern Seminary in Chicago. Greg served as Associate Pastor for churches Arkansas, Texas, and Nebraska for ten years before coming to ABC NE Region ministry in 2012.
Greg’s work with the Region includes preaching, pastor searches, conflict transformation, church training, pastoral continuing education, clergy ethics, Baptist polity and history, the Department of Professional Ministry, consultation and education. He regularly speaks at training and breakout sessions on various topics relating to church life and ministry. He served as a resource person with the American Baptist Churches USA’s Transformed by the Spirit and Joining God in the Neighborhood initiative.
Greg partnered with Dr. Scot McKnight as editor of the book “Conflict Management and the Apostle Paul” published by Wipf and Stock in 2018. He is currently writing a book centered around his ministry project “Welcome to the Family Table”. He is also the creator and host of Mission in 5 the Podcast, which can be found on podbean, itunes, and google play. Greg also regularly writes short articles and devotions that have appeared in Ethics Daily, Word and Way, and The Christian Citizen.