Who We Are


Meet the dedicated staff at the Board of Cooperative Ministries!

Ruth Cole Burcaw, Executive Director
As Executive Director, Ruth is responsible for the BCM’s achievement of its mission and purpose. She provides support for Regional Conferences as well as individual congregations and groups. Ruth coordinates programming and ministry, particularly in the areas of board strategy & development, congregational engagement, and leadership development. Ruth is a management professional with over 30 years of experience in administration, communications, and project management in the public, non-profit, and private sectors. Ruth, a native of Winston-Salem, grew up in the Moravian Church, attending Konnoak Hills, Grace, Advent, and Kernersville, while her parents, Hal and Joy Cole, served in parish ministry. Ruth and her husband, Chris, live in Lewisville, NC, where they belong to Unity Moravian Church. Email Ruth.

Beth Hayes, Director of Congregational Resources & Ministries
Beth is a Christian Educator with nearly 40 years of experience, over 30 of those years as Director of the Resource Center for the Board of Christian Education. In 2012, she recently became Director of Congregational Ministries and Resources and helps congregations and RCCs find ways to build effective children and family ministries. She continues to curate the Moravian Resource Center, located at 500 South Church Street in Winston-Salem. She can help with teacher training, children & family ministry consulting & development, Christian educator support, resource selection, and more! Beth is a member of Clemmons Moravian Church and also actively participates in the Come & Worship worshipping community. Email Beth.

Hanna Jackson, Special Projects Manager
Hanna Jackson is the Special Projects Manager, coordinating RYC, college age ministry, and communication for the BCM. Hanna lives in Winston-Salem, with her husband, David, and son, Bradford (Ford), and attends Calvary Moravian Church. In her free time, she enjoys baking and crafting. Email Hanna.

Heather Stevenson, Operations Coordinator
Heather is the center of the action at the BCM offices. She will likely greet you when you visit, answer the phone when you call, and generally prove to know everything there is to know about the goings-on at the Board! Heather has a background in Christian Education, serving Advent and Clemmons Moravian churches in the past. She’s been with the Board of Cooperative Ministries (and previously with the Board of Christian Education) since 2008. Heather and her daughter, EmmaGrace, are members of Fries Memorial Moravian Church and live in Winston-Salem. Email Heather.

Austin Craver, Technical Production Coordinator
Austin is the “tech guy” at the BCM office. He manages and produces much of the video content of the BCM office. He is a graduate and current student at UNC-G pursuing a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. Austin lives in Winston-Salem and is an active member of Hope Moravian Church. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, watching movies, and coffee. Lots of coffee. Email Austin.