The staff and leadership here at Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them. You can also contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bart was called as a pastor on May 21, 2017. He previously served as the minister at LBF from September 1972 through December 1994. Bart and his wife, Ruth, are both graduates from Southwest Baptist College (now University) Class of 1969. Both graduated with BA degrees. Ruth with a double major in History and a minor in Speech. Bart holds a Juris Doctor degree from the School of Law at the University of Missouri. He is a member of the Missouri Bar. Ruth holds a Master of Education degree from Lincoln University. She was employed at the Southern Boone High School as a teacher and High School Guidance Counselor until her retirement in 2008 and also was the Coordinator of Disabilities Services at Columbia College for six years, retiring in 2014. Bart retired in June 2014 from the position of Hearing Officer with the State Tax Commission of Missouri.
Little Bonne Femme welcomed David and Caitlin to the Children's and Youth Ministry in 2013.
David and Caitlin both grew up in West Plains, MO, but have considered Columbia their home for over 10 years. David is the director of the Baptist Student Union at the University of Missouri and Caitlin works as a Patient Account Representative for University of Missouri Therapy Services. They have one son, Isaac. David and Caitlin love working with a wide age range of students; from our littlest ones in the nursery to our local college students!
Lori Shaw returned to LBF in 2017 to serve as a music minister.
Lori previously was a member of Little Bonne Femme from the age of 8 to 19. Marriage took her on new adventures. She was married for 20 years until the sudden death of her husband. From this marriage she has two beautiful children, McKenzie and Jordan. Lori was once a music major, but found her passion teaching children. This is a perfect avenue for her to share music. She currently teaches third grade at Bartley Elementary in the Fulton School District.
Lori has many sweet memories growing up at Little Bonne Femme and looks forward to creating many more.