Bethany Board

The Bethany Fellows Board reviews and shepherds the ministry of this 501c3 not-for-profit, 

and is composed of 12 church and civic leaders, congregational pastors, and Bethany Alums.

  • Rev. Josh Baird, Chair

    Team Leader, Global H.O.P.E.

    United Church of Christ Wider Church Ministries

    Bethany Fellows Alumn

  • Rev. Dr. Aleze M Fulbright, Vice-Chair

    Ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church

    Conference Superintendent of Central and West Districts of the Indiana Conference

  • Rev. Kim Gage Ryan, Co-Director/Pastor

    Co-Director/Pastor,

    Bethany Fellowships, Columbia MO

  • Rev. Melanie Harrell Delaney, Co-Director/Pastor

    Co-Director/Pastor,

    Bethany Fellowships, Cleveland OH

    Bethany Fellows Alum

  • Rev. Dr. Sarah Lund

    Senior Pastor, 

    First Congregational UCC of Indianapolis, IN

    Bethany Fellows Alum

  • Minister Cynthia Newman

    Light of the World Christian Church

    Co-Owner, The Newman Group ~ Primerica

  • Rev. Don Schutt

    Founding Director, Bethany Fellowships

    Retired Clergy, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

  • Rev. Dr. Gary Straub

    Congregational Consultant/Coach

    Retired Clergy, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

    Louisville, KY

  • Rev. Jessica Vacketta, Secretary

    Minister of Outreach

    University Christian Church, Fort Worth TX

    Bethany Fellows Alum

  • Rev. Dr. Chris Wilson

    Senior Pastor,

    Saint Andrew Christian Church  Olathe, KS

  • Rev. Johnny Wray

    Retired Clergy, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

    Director of Disciples/Week of Compassion 1992 - 2014, 

    Raising grass fed beef, High Hope Farm, Cedar Bluff, MS

  • Rev. Herb Lynskey

    Interim Pastor, Fort Worth TX

    Retired Clergy, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)