Current Officers

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President – Teresa Dotson – (tdotson5@frontier.com) - Yates Baptist Association – Durham, NC

Teresa Dotson grew up in the small town of Galax, VA, in the Blue Ridge Mountains. She accepted the Lord as her Savior at age 6. Even though she knew in her heart she was saved, at age 13 she realized something was missing. At a special music presentation, she walked the aisle, rededicated her life, was baptized and began “actively” serving the Lord in her church. She was asked to serve as church pianist the following summer and she has been serving in the Music Ministry ever since. She also taught children’s Sunday school, led the children and youth choir and at age 16, volunteered as Church Secretary for 7 years, before getting married and moving to Durham, NC.

Teresa worked at Duke University for 9 years and then quit to be a stay-at-home mom after her two sons (Cory and Ryan) were born. She went back to work when the boys started school at Bethesda Christian Academy where she taught Kindergarten and gave piano lessons. She also served as the Music Director/Pianist and Church Secretary at Lakewood Baptist Church in Durham for 15 years.

Teresa currently serves as the Administrative Coordinator for Yates Baptist Association in Durham where she has worked since 2006. Teresa is a member of Lowe’s Grove Baptist Church in Durham where she serves as the Music Director, Pianist/Organist.

Teresa’s oldest son, Cory, has served in the U.S. Army for 4 years. He and his wife Lindsay are stationed in Tacoma, Washington. Ryan is a junior at Guilford College in Greensboro studying Business Law.

Teresa strives to serve the Lord in everything she does and fully relies on His grace and goodness to make it through each day. Her favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13.


President-Elect - Karoline Overby - (wwbc1@bellsouth.net) - Westfield Baptist Church - Westfield, NC

Karoline is an active member of Westfield Baptist Church in Westfield, NC and has served as its secretary for 20 years. She and her husband, Grant, have two married sons, one living in King, NC, the other serving his country in the Navy and currently stationed in Point Mugu, California. Karoline enjoys counted cross-stitch, cooking, and driving her Harley.


Second Vice President (Two Year Term) – Alicia Ashley - (aashley@phbcelkin.com) - Pleasant Hill Baptist Church-Elkin, NC

Alicia was born and raised in the Elkin, NC area. She grew up in church and accepted Christ as a child. She is currently a member of Swan Creek Baptist Church in Jonesville, NC where she serves as the church pianist and Awana music director. She and her husband, Russ, were married in May of 2012 and share their home and yard with two dogs and six chickens.

Alicia began work as the Ministry Assistant at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Elkin, NC in April of 2014. Her favorite part of the job is working with the church members, and she is always willing to help them in any way she can. She is also responsible for maintaining the church’s website, Facebook page, and Youtube channel. She received a Certificate in Web Technologies from Surry Community College in May of 2016.


Secretary/Treasurer – Rachel Sanders - (rachel.sanders@bbcjaxnc.com) - Bethlehem Baptist Church - Jacksonville, NC

Rachel was born in Jacksonville, NC (about an hour north of Wilmington). She was raised in a Christian home and was saved at a young age. Rachel is currently serving as Secretary at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Jacksonville, NC. She and her husband, John, have been married for 16 years and have two beautiful daughters.