Church of the Brethren Newsline
February 18, 2017
Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT) has announced staffing changes, including a resignation and a new hire at its offices located at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill. Eric Thompson has tendered his resignation as director of operations for Information Technology. Jeremiah Thompson has accepted the position of director of BBT’s Insurance Operations.
Eric Thompson has tendered his resignation as director of operations for Information Technology, after working for BBT for 16 years. He will continue working with BBT until March 24. He was hired on Jan. 2, 2001, as Information Services support technician. His growing expertise and knowledge of the evolving needs of BBT technology systems prompted his promotion to his current title in 2008. In 2011, his department grew to two people, providing in-house programming. He has accepted a position with the United Methodist Church.
Jeremiah Thompson has accepted the position of director of Insurance Operations, beginning March 20. Most recently, he has been providing oversight for personnel and payroll administration at Judson University in Elgin, Ill., a position he has held since August 2005. He holds a bachelor’s degree in religion with a Christian ministry concentration from Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Ill., and a master’s degree in business administration from Judson University. He has served a bi-vocational role as associate pastor for Elgin Church of the Nazarene 2004-13.
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