JACKSON, Miss. — Reformed Theological Seminary executive leadership has announced that Ricky Rayborn has joined the seminary’s administrative staff as Director of Human Resources, effective November 21, 2022.
Rayborn has provided human resources leadership and consulting in several industries nationwide, from small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations. He is also the cofounder of Little Acorns Child Development Center in the Dr. A.H. McCoy Federal Building in downtown Jackson.
As Director of Human Resources at RTS, Rayborn will serve as a strategic partner to the Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer, building administrative systems to support the seminary’s mission and priorities. He will be a key advisor on a wide range of human resource issues and manage the seminary’s personnel operations.
“We are so blessed to have Ricky joining our team at Reformed Theological Seminary,” said Jessica Short, Chief Financial Officer. “His wealth of knowledge and extensive experience will be an immeasurable asset to RTS and I look forward to serving alongside him.”
Rayborn holds a B.S. in liberal arts from the University of Southern Mississippi and served in the United States Marine Corps. His wide-ranging experience in human resources includes a recent position as Chief Human Resources Officer at Laborchex, Inc., a national employment background screening company.
Rayborn and his wife Janie have three adult children and attend Pinelake Church in Brandon, Miss.
“I am delighted to welcome Ricky Rayborn as our new Director of Human Resources,” said Chancellor Ligon Duncan. “Besides being an experienced administrative professional, Ricky is a dedicated husband, father, and churchman. We look forward to a partnership that will benefit RTS in countless ways.”
Rayborn expressed his own excitement about the new role: “It’s an honor and a privilege to be part of an organization that exists to serve the church of Jesus Christ. I believe working at RTS is perfect for this season of life where my purpose has intersected with my career. HR has always been my calling—a profession where I have been provided the opportunity to serve others.”