Ben and Barb Newcomb

Married 6-3-1957

Encountered:1980

Location: IA-IL

Roles: Executive Couple (1992 – 1997) , Admin Team, Deeper Lay Team, Celebration Committee Chair Couple, Celebration Committee

Ham and Eggs: 2000

Status: Retired Team

What makes them legends

Under Ben’s & Barbara’s leadership, and with the Board’s approval, several changes and recommendations were approved in 1993. One significant change was dividing the Human Resources Committee into two committees, a Community Resources Committee (CRC) to address Community needs and a Team Resources Committee (TRC) to focus on Team Couple development.   Tom & Judy Epps continued leading the CRC, while Jim & Betty Edmonds provided leadership for the TRC.

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Several decisions and policy changes were recommended by these committees. Steps were taken to strengthen the development of Team Couples. Some couples came into the Team process and got lost in the system. There were problems in assigning talks, getting them written, and then getting them work-shopped on a timely basis. Several Team Couple categories. and Team nurture aids were established. In 1993, support for Team development and nurture was strengthened with the employment of an Associate Staff Couple, Phil & Claudia Cargill.

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