The Texas Baptist Women in Ministry board elected Anyra Cano as coordinator, effective Sept. 1.
The part-time position is the organization’s first staff position since Texas Baptist Women in Ministry’s founding in 2015, and it is funded by a grant from the Eula Mae & John Baugh Foundation.
In her role as coordinator, Cano will work alongside the board to further the organization’s mission of affirming, connecting, inspiring and advocating for women in ministry in Texas.
Cano has been a member of the Texas Baptist Women in Ministry board since 2016, serving as Hispanic outreach specialist and board chair.
She earned her undergraduate degree in biblical theological studies from Baptist University of the Américas and her master’s degree in global leadership from Dallas Baptist University.
Cano has experience working with Baptists through positions with Buckner International, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, CBF of Texas and Baptist University of the Américas.
She has served on the board of the national Baptist Women in Ministry organization, as well as numerous committees and teams with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, CBF and the Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas.
Cano currently serves as youth minister at Iglesia Bautista Victoria en Cristo in Fort Worth and as academic coordinator for the Christian Latina Leadership Institute. She will continue serving in those positions in addition to her role as coordinator of Texas Baptist Women in Ministry.
“Anyra’s experience in ministry and depth of involvement in Baptist life uniquely qualifies her for this position,” said Becky Jackson, board chair. “We are excited for the future of Texas Baptist Women in Ministry as Anyra begins her role as coordinator.”