By Irene A. Harkleroad
Marge (Marjorie) Kuban has retired after serving the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention’s Historical Commission for 16 years — four as a volunteer and 12 as the archivist.
Kuban was responsible for collecting, organizing, cataloguing and retrieving information, including various publications and articles, about Arizona Southern Baptist churches. She also stored and preserved artifacts from churches and associations.
“I enjoyed the environment, the research and the organizational aspects of the position,” Kuban said. “But, visiting churches and presenting anniversary certificates was one of the most satisfying parts of my job.”
A lifelong student of history, Kuban loved ferreting out the best possible answer to every question.
“We thank God for Marge and her long-term service to the churches of our convention,” said David Johnson, AZSBC executive director. “She made the work of preserving the history of our churches and convention a personal and passionate ministry. Marge traveled many miles to celebrate significant milestones and people in our churches. We owe her a great debt of gratitude for her years of faithful service!”
Kuban plans on catching up on her family history research and spending more time with her sister. She is also volunteering at the archives one afternoon each week assisting Thomas Amos, the new archivist.
“We are grateful that God has brought us a young man like Thomas Amos to take up the work of our historical archives,” Johnson said. “He has a passion for the history of the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention and our churches. We look forward to what the Lord has in store for this work under his leadership.”