Staff
Jay Hill
Treasurer of the Board

Jay joined the Board of Simplicity Ministries® in the Fall of 2015 and was appointed as Treasurer.  He is currently serving in his second term. Professional Background Jay was born and raised in Oregon and has attended Open Door Baptist | Read More

Jay joined the Board of Simplicity Ministries® in the Fall of 2015 and was appointed as Treasurer.  He is currently serving in his second term.

Professional Background
Jay was born and raised in Oregon and has attended Open Door Baptist Church in Troutdale, OR since 1991.  After graduating from college in 1996 he was called to the ministry and began serving on staff at ODBC in the fall of 1996.  He served as Youth Pastor until 2005 when he and his wife, Esther, took over the Homebuilder’s ministry.  Jay received a Masters in Theology from Luther Rice Seminary in 2007.  He also works at Open Door Christian Academy as a Math instructor, and serves as the Dean of Men.

Outside the Office
Jay and Esther have been married since 1995, and the Lord has blessed them with three beautiful girls ages 15, 9, and 7 and one son who is a year old.

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Robert Sherwood
Chairman of the Board

Robert joined the Board of Simplicity Ministries in 2016.  He is serving in his second term. Professional Background Robert graduated from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts in Education, majoring in social studies, in 1987.  Following his graduation, | Read More

Robert joined the Board of Simplicity Ministries in 2016.  He is serving in his second term.

Professional Background

Robert graduated from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts in Education, majoring in social studies, in 1987.  Following his graduation, Robert worked 26 years as a full-time 5th/6th grade teacher for Spokane Public Schools until 2013 when he retired.  He also has work experience nailing drywall and as a butcher.

Out of the Office

Robert has been married to his wife, Bekki, since 1974. They have 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren.  He and Bekki are members at North Addison Baptist Church in Spokane, WA where Robert serves as a shepherd.  Robert and Bekki also teach first and second graders in Sunday School and lead a Bible study for college students in their home.

Robert loves spending time with his family (especially his grandkids), enjoys doing yard work, and cheering for the New York Yankees and the Dallas Cowboys!

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Dr. Stan Albright
Secretary of the Board

Stan returned to the Board of Simplicity Ministries® in April 2022.  He is serving in his first term. Professional Background Stan graduated from Amburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1977.  He earned his Master’s of Education | Read More

Stan returned to the Board of Simplicity Ministries® in April 2022.  He is serving in his first term.

Professional Background

Stan graduated from Amburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1977.  He earned his Master’s of Education from University of Tennessee, in 1980.  Stan went on to complete his Master’s of Divinity at Southwester Seminary, in 1986.  Stan  is currently the Director of Missions at Coosa River Baptist Association in Talladega, AL having begun his work there in June of 2020.  Stan served previously as Pastor of First Baptist Church Oxford, Alabama (2014-2020), the National Director of Associations with the North American Mission Board (2011-2014), the State Director of Missions for the Baptist Convention of New Mexico (2006-2011), and was the Associate Executive Director of the Northwest Baptist Convention (2001-2006).

Out of the Office

Stan has been married to his wife, Joanie, since 1976. They have 2 adult children.

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