Greetings from Region Board President, Irina Sorrels

January 11, 2021


Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

It is an honor for me to serve the American Baptist Churches of Indiana & Kentucky as your region president. Thanks to all of you who participated in electing me at the recent virtual IN/KY biennial last fall. I am more than grateful for the opportunity God is giving me to lead this region and to become acquainted with your congregation for the next two years.

I would like to introduce myself for those of you who do not know me yet. I have been serving at Hayden Baptist Church in Hayden, Indiana since 2005 as a pastor’s wife. I am married to Rev. Mark Sorrels. I have an adult son and his name is Roberto. I am originally from Colombia, South America, and came to the States in 2003. Since then, I have been living in Indiana.

I am a Chaplain and have a full-time job working to provide help, healing and hope to survivors of Sex Trafficking, Domestic and Sexual Violence. Matthew 25:35-40 is the passage of the Bible that identifies why I have passion and love to help and serve others.

I want you to know that in these unprecedented days there is still hope, we are still the hands and feet of Jesus on earth and together we can do great things for His kingdom.

I would love to visit your church when things open up a bit more. Until then, I would welcome the opportunity to bring virtual greetings, either live or recorded. I invite you to be in touch with me if you have questions, concerns or just to talk.  My contact information is: or 812-341-6066. I look forward to hearing from you and getting to know you better.

God Bless You Abundantly,

Irina P. Sorrels, Region President

ABC Indiana & Kentucky