Current Officers

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President – Karoline Overby - (karolineoverby62@gmail.com) - Retired -- 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.


President-Elect – Angela Cockerham – (acockerham@phbcelkin.com) – Pleasant Hill Baptist Church - Elkin, NC

Angela works at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Elkin, NC and has been there since June of 2002. Her main responsibility is managing the accounts of the church and daycare, but she also enjoys working with the members of the church and is eager to help them in any way she can.

Angela became a member of the NC Baptist Secretaries Association in 1999 when she was working at the Elkin Baptist Association. She served as an NCBSA officer 2008-2010. Angela is also a member of the National Association of Ministry Assistants and served as their Secretary/Treasurer 2017-2019.

Angela graduated from Surry Community College in May of 2007 with an Associate in Applied Science in Accounting. She attends Swan Creek Baptist Church. She is married to Jesse Cockerham and has two wonderful children, Aaron and Alicia. In her spare time, Angela enjoys reading, watching movies, camping, and skydiving.


Second Vice President (Two Year Term) – Myra Phillips - (mytphillips@gmail.com or ncbaptistsecretaries@gmail.com) - Ashe Baptist Association - West Jefferson, NC

Myra was born and grew up in Marion, NC as the only daughter of a carpenter and a stay-at-home mom. As a young child, her family was very active in their small neighborhood church, Zion Hill Baptist. She was saved in that church and was baptized in Pepper’s Creek. She now resides in West Jefferson, NC with her husband David. They have a blended family of 5 children, and 13 grandchildren. Myra is currently employed with the Ashe Baptist Association where she is serving as Ministry Assistant. Her previous 12 years of employment was with Bald Mountain Baptist Church, where she is member. Myra enjoys reading, Bible Journaling, being outdoors, entertaining her family and friends, and travel. In 2016, she and David experienced the journey of a lifetime as they traveled to Israel. What an awesome pilgrimage! “The tourist sees sights and returns home the same person; the pilgrim gains insight and returns home changed.”

A favorite scripture is Galatians 6:9 “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.”


Secretary/Treasurer – Janette Harris – (janette@burkemontbaptist.org) – Burkemont Baptist Church – Morganton, NC

Janette was born and raised in Western North Carolina. She’s been married to her husband, Mike, for 41 years. They have a son and daughter, both married to wonderful spouses that have given them 7 amazing grandchildren. Janette was saved as a teenager at Vacation Bible School and her life was never the same. She and her husband are both very involved in their church. She helps with the 2 & 3-year-olds in Sunday school, her husband leads the congregational music and both are active in choir. They both love ministering to the deaf and, even though they don’t have any deaf in their church at this time, they enjoy singing duets in sign language. She enjoys spending time with family and reading in her spare time. Janette has served as Financial Secretary for Burkemont Baptist Church for 14 years. This is her 14th year attending the secretaries’ conference, and she looks forward to serving and seeing what God has in store in the coming years.