Staff Member

Josh Benton

Josh Benton serves as Send Relief’s national vice president. Send Relief is a collaboration between the

International and North American Mission Boards and serves as a unified platform for Southern Baptists

to offer help and hope to the most vulnerable through compassion ministries worldwide. In his role,

Josh leads Send Relief’s North American ministry efforts, which includes operating and expanding

ministry centers in cities across the U.S., and partnering with Southern Baptist Disaster Relief to respond

crisis and disasters.

Prior to joining Send Relief, Josh was an economic and workforce development professional with the

Commonwealth of Kentucky for over fifteen years. During that time, he served in a variety of roles,

including executive director of workforce and community development as well as the deputy secretary

of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. In addition to a career of public

service, Josh served in bi-vocational student ministry for eight years.

He is a graduate of Cumberland College in Williamsburg, KY and holds master’s degrees in both Public

Administration and Christian Missions.

Josh and his wife, Emily, live in a suburb of Atlanta with their four children.