ABILENE – Herald of Truth is proud to welcome two new board members to its Board of Directors, Autumn Richardson and Diego Rojas.
Both board members were unanimously added in a recent board meeting, and they will begin their service to the ministry immediately.
“It is always a good day when the future of this ministry is made brighter,” said Herald of Truth President/CEO Greg Swindle. “I am always encouraged with the addition of new board members because the capacity of Herald of Truth Ministries expands wider and further. With the addition of Autumn Richardson and Diego Rojas with their vast experiences and abilities, we have added value to our godly leadership.”
Richardson is the Director of Distance Learning at Heritage Christian University. She also serves as a copy editor for HCU. Richardson has been a regular speaker at Ladies Day events in churches in Alabama, South Carolina and Virginia. She has taught ladies Bible classes and written several articles as well.
In her work with distance learning, Richardson works with ministers across the United States as well as around the world. Known as a servant leader to many, Richardson has helped to grow the women’s chapel at HCU to be a community event for women. She has also participated in numerous mission trips both foreign and domestic.
When asked about joining the HTM Board, Richardson said, “I am honored to serve and excited to begin working with this great organization that has a global impact in changing lives for Christ.
Richardson and her husband, Adam, have three grown children, and the couple resides in Florence, Ala. The couple attend Petersville Church of Christ where Adam is the preaching minister.
“As Director of Distance Learning at Heritage Christian University, Autumn works with ministers all around the world,” said Rick Elam, HTM Vice Chairman and chair of the Board Training Committee. “She’s been on numerous mission trips, and as a minister’s wife she has a unique insight into daily issues in the local church. She’s a skilled people person, collaborator, women’s ministry speaker and leader. We’re very happy to have her expertise on the board.”
Rojas is the preaching minister at the Green Bay Church of Christ in Green Bay, Wisc. He also volunteers and works as a soccer coach. A graduate of Freed-Hardeman University with a master’s degree in pastoral care and a bachelor’s degree in graphic design, Rojas brings many skills to the HTM Board of Directors.
Rojas is known for his passion for evangelism, and he has spent many years in Costa Rica doing mission work. His primary work is reaching out to Spanish speakers in Green Bay; however, he also ministers to the English speakers as well and is known as a true servant.
Rojas and his wife, Katherine, have one child, Noah.
“Diego is a great coach and mentor,” Elam said. “He has been on numerous mission trips to Costa Rica and has a stellar reputation as a translator and servant. He’s an excellent communicator, has a strong understanding of multicultural settings, and loves to teach and preach about Jesus. As a minister, he takes a very hands-on approach. He’s faithful, humble and grateful. We’re thrilled to have his vision and support for Mission: Evangelize Spanish America, and is a great addition to our board.”
Richardson and Rojas join a board that now totals 12 members.
“I know Autumn and Diego will fit well, and they are very welcomed,” Swindle said. “Both have lived impressive lives of service and ministry to the Kingdom, and I am looking forward to working alongside them in continuing the mission of Herald of Truth. I know they have a love for missions, and I just want to say: Welcome aboard!”
Herald of Truth is a religious nonprofit who was started in 1952 with one mission in mind: evangelism. That same mission exists today as HTM works to equip churches and individuals to evangelize, encourage the Saints to spread the Good News, and engages in evangelism itself, working with churches and individuals all over the world, including the United States, to share the story of Jesus.