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.

  • Josh Baird, Board Vice Chair, Disciples Home Missions, Director of Volunteering, Medina, OH
  • Melanie Harrell Delaney, Co-Director/Pastor, Bethany Fellows, Twinsburg, OH
  • Aleze Fulbright, Conference Superintendent of the UMC, Indianapolis, IN
  • Sarah Griffith Lund, Senior Pastor, First Congregational UCC, Indianapolis, IN
  • Herb Lynskey, Retired Disciples Pastor, Denton, TX
  • Nina Merkle Nestlerode, Board Secretary, Senior Pastor, Good Shepherd Christian Church, Macedonia, OH
  • Cynthia Newman, Minister, Light of the World Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN
  • Kim Gage Ryan, Co-Director/Pastor, Bethany Fellows, Columbia, MO
  • Don Schutt, Founding Director, Bethany Fellows; Disciples Retired Chaplain, Methodist Health Systems, Indianapolis, IN
  • Gary Straub, Disciples Consultant/ Coach, Interim Pastor, Bethany Leader, Louisville, KY
  • Jessica Vacketta, Associate Minister, University Christian Church, Ft. Worth, TX
  • Chris Walker Wilson, Board Chair, Senior Pastor, St. Andrews Christian Church, Olathe, KS
  • Johnny Wray, Director of Disciples/Week of Compassion 1992 - 2014, Raising grass fed beef, High Hope Farm, Cedar Bluff, MS