By Ann Lovell
IMB has selected Somer Nowak to fill the newly created position of prevention and response administrator for the 175-year-old entity. In this role, Nowak will oversee and manage prevention and response efforts for child abuse (physical and sexual), sexual harassment (including sexual assault), and domestic violence.
IMB is the first Southern Baptist entity to create a position for this purpose, fulfilling IMB President Paul Chitwood’s commitment to lead the Southern Baptist Convention in abuse prevention and response.
“The prevention and response administrator position is evidence that IMB absolutely remains committed to making changes necessary to better prevent instances of child abuse and sexual harassment (including sexual assault) and to better care for victims while holding perpetrators accountable,” Chitwood said, announcing the selection of Nowak during the January 30, 2020, plenary session of IMB trustee meetings in Riverside, California. [Read more…]