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SBC DIGEST: Shuttles available for messengers at annual meeting; SWBTS announces leadership changes


Shuttle services available for messengers at annual meeting

By Scott Barkley

NASHVILLE (BP) – Messengers to the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting who chose to keep their hotel rooms at or near the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center have complimentary shuttle options June 13-16 for transportation to and from the Music City Center, which is located downtown.

Many messengers have relocated to hotels in and near downtown. But complimentary shuttles will be made available through Anchor Tours from the Gaylord Opryland Hotel-Cascades Bus Depot as well as the Music Valley Drive area. Anchor Tours will also provide service for hotels near the Nashville International Airport in the Elm Hill Pike area.

M&M Shuttles will also provide complimentary service from hotels near the airport and Opryland as well as some from downtown to the Music City Convention Center.

Shuttle frequency is expected to be from 35-50 minutes and will be available at the following times:

  • Sunday, June 13 – 1 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Monday, June 14 – 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 15 – 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 16 – 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

See full shuttle route here.

For a fee of $40 plus a $6 gratuity, M&M will also provide round-trip services between hotels and the airport. For reservations, email NashTravel615@gmail.com and include your name, arrival date and arrival time, and note your location as Downtown or Opryland. In the body of the email include your hotel, airline, flight number and phone number. M&M will initiate contact for payment and email a confirmation that will serve as a boarding pass for the shuttle.

“We’re looking forward to hosting our SBC family when they come to Nashville for the annual meeting,” said Jeff Pearson, chief financial officer for the SBC Executive Committee. “We hope these shuttle opportunities make their experience more efficient and enjoyable.”


SWBTS announces new academic and administrative leadership appointments

By Staff

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) – President Adam W. Greenway announced today (June 3) his appointment of three individuals to key institutional leadership roles in the areas of academic administration, institutional advancement and admissions at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Travis H. Trawick is now associate provost, F. Edward Upton is now interim vice president for institutional advancement, and Lucas Hahn has been named director of admissions.

“These exceptional leaders will help Southwestern Seminary in delivering the very best theological education at every level for the current and next generation of Southwesterners,” Greenway said. “Travis Trawick, Ed Upton and Lucas Hahn each bring proven experience and great skills to these offices, which will richly benefit our institution in every area these leaders steward.”

Read the full story here.

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