Wisdom Thomas

ABF Student Profile – Wisdom Thomas

Wisdom Thomas is our featured student for October/November! A recent graduate from St. Mary’s College of California, he majored in business analytics and finance, and actively participated in track and field events all throughout his academic years. He now works as a financial auditor with Deloitte, and has aspirations to delve into cybersecurity and internal […]

Truett Sparkman

ABF Trustees Award the Adam Messer Sustainability Scholarship to Joshua “Truett” Sparkman

The Albert Baker Fund (ABF) Board of Trustees is delighted to announce the Adam Messer Sustainability Scholarship to recognize his 9-years of inspired service to our Board and the ABF community. “This special scholarship in Adam’s name is a fitting tribute to his deep commitment to our students and ABF’s mission to serve Christian Scientists,” […]

Isabella Sison

ABF Student Profile – Isabella Sison

Isabella Sison, a rising junior at William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, is passionate about her double major of linguistics and data science. She finds the intersection of the two fields fascinating and is currently contemplating a career in computational linguistics. As a designated James Monroe Scholar, the most academically distinguished undergraduates at William & […]

Sue Ellen

ABF welcomes our new Chief Advancement Officer!

We are delighted to announce that Sue Ellen Coughtry has joined The Albert Baker Fund team as Chief Advancement Officer, effective Monday, September 18. Sue Ellen will manage all of The Albert Baker Fund’s (ABF) advancement programs worldwide. “Sue Ellen is an amazing addition to our team,” said Joe Ritter, CEO of The Albert Baker […]

Abf Africa Presentation

ABF Africa Presentation

At a special Zoom presentation held on May 2, ABF’s CEO, Joe Ritter, gives a presentation on his recent trip to Africa where he visited six different countries. Watch the presentation replay below.  

The Albert Baker Pass Your Blessings Forward Scholarship

Harvey Heiges shares why he funds Pass Your Blessings Forward Scholarships

Dear Friends, This spring 101 Albert Baker Fund Scholarship recipients are graduating from college. We are so grateful to our generous donors who helped fund the education of a new generation of healers. It may surprise you to learn that, although these students received an Albert Baker Scholarship and scholarships from their colleges and other […]

Joe Ritter visiting Africa

ABF’s Recent Trip to Africa (Special Zoom Presentation on May 2 Open to All)

At this special presentation, Joe Ritter, ABF CEO, will update you on his 5-week trip to six countries in Africa. Please join us on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, 4:00-4:45 pm Pacific Time (5 pm MT, 6 pm CT, 7 pm ET). All are invited. Register here:

Spring 2023 Newsletter

The Albert Baker Fund Spring 2023 Newsletter

Education transforms lives. It enables individuals to realize unlimited possibilities in their expression of God’s great goodness. It’s what drives The Albert Baker Fund (ABF) to help every Christian Scientist have the opportunity to gain a quality education.

Japhet Tekila

ABF In Africa 2023, Part4 (FINAL)!

March 15, 2023 Hi, All! The ABF six-country tour of Africa has come to an end.  As I stated in an earlier email, understanding and explaining ABF’s programs in Africa is complicated.  Naturally beautiful – and also complex.  Also, please feel free to share this email with others. Without a doubt, ABF is supporting tremendous […]

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Yaoundé, Cameroon

ABF In Africa 2023, Part3!

February 22, 2023 Bonjour! (We are now in Francophone Africa, Cameroon. Having finished our visits to Uganda, Kenya, and Ghana.) Welcome back to my attempt to share highlights from our ABF trip through Africa! As I mentioned before, these are just shadows of the true experience. Also, let me be clear that these are my […]