Betsy Perkins joined the board of American Baptist Homes and Caring Ministries in March 2015. She works at Rainbow Acres in Camp Verde, Arizona, a residential community providing homes with heart for adults with developmental disabilities. As both a registered nurse and an ordained minister, Perkins serves in a dual role as both nurse and chaplain.
Prior to joining Rainbow Acres in 2010, Betsy and her husband, David, served as commissioned missionaries under American Baptist International Ministries in India for nine years, teaching and providing leadership at a Christian International School, coordinating disaster relief efforts, and encouraging Baptist partners in India. Growing up as a missionary kid has left Perkins with a lifelong love of travel and cross-cultural experiences, and a passion for caring and compassionate ministry. She has passed this on to her own children, three daughters who are now married and living in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Germany.