General Board of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

From General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens

I want to invite you to be in prayer for the meeting of the Administrative Committee and the General Board April 13-17 in Newton, IA.

In this non-assembly year, our leaders will meet in covenantal accountability for sharing news from the regional and general expressions of the Church but also to dream and share vision about our corporate life as the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Please hold these leaders in prayer as they travel and also as they discern and dream together. You are invited to pray for each by name. (Names are listed below the prayer text.)

God of the great and small, the broad and deep, the small and delicate – be present with these leaders as they consider the work of the Church.

May the Holy Spirit bring them vision and hope.

May the love exemplified by Jesus heal over any discord. 

May they raise up your everlasting grace and love for all your children in every conversation and action.

They are called by you to this work and we pray that they each feel your loving presence in their coming in and in their going out.


Sue Morris, moderator

Beau Underwood, first vice moderator

Timothy Lee, second vice moderator

Belva Brown Jordan, moderator elect

Bill Bailey, parliamentarian

Terri Hord Owens, general minister and president

Class of 2019

Jim Barton, AZ, Arizona region

Ben Bohren, N-CAL/NEV , Higher Education & Leadership Ministries

Kevin Bowers, WV, West Virginia region

Jackie Bunch, OH, General representative

Timothy Butler, UMW, General representative

Zedric Clayton, GRR, Great River region

Jeanetta Cotman, MI,General representative

Judy Allen Dalton,SW, Southwest region

Deborah DeWitt, TN, Division of Overseas Ministries

Luis Gierbolini, IN, General representative

Nestor Gomez, CRM, Central Rocky Mountain region

Darla Goodrich, IN, Council on Christian Unity

Michael Hamm, N-CAL/NEV, Northern California/Nevada region

Darrell Hayden, KY, Kentucky region

Robin Hedgeman, OH, Disciples Church Extension Fund

Barbara Hemphill, MI, Michigan region

Alan Hilberg, KS, Disciples Home Missions

Linda Hull, FL, Christian Church Foundation

Clyde Hunt, TN, Tennessee region

Kelly Ingersoll, IL-WI, Illinois/Wisconsin region

Debbie Jennison, NW, Northwest region

William Jennison, NW, National Benevolent Association

Julia Johnson, IN, Indiana region

Angela Kaufman,SW, General representative

Mary Larsen, MT, Montana region

Maria Lopez, NoE, Northeast region

Rogelio Martinez, PSW, Central Pastoral Office for Hispanic Ministries 

Thomas Mason, NE, Nebraska region

Serbando Peralez, SW, General representative

Jana Quisenberry, PA, Pennsylvania region

Bernice Rivera-Martinez, OR, General representative                                      

Alison Ruari, OH, General representative                                        

Rosemary Simmons-Brown,SC, South Carolina

Rebecca Smith, OR-SWID, Oregon/Southwest Idaho region

Karen Georgia Thompson, OH , Ecumenical representative (United Church of Christ)

Caleb Wang, SW, North American Pacific/Asian Disciples 

Diane Watkins, KS, Kansas region

Class of 2021

Kristen Alstott, UMW, General representative

Shanell Bowden, IL/WIS, General representative

Robert Cayton, NC, North Carolina

Jeffrey Champeau, OK, Oklahoma

Shannon Dycus, IN, National Convocation

Norma Ellington-Twitty, MID-AM, Mid-America region

Justin Floyd, GA, Georgia

Katie Hays, SW, General representative

Daniel Hayward, CANADA, Ecumenical (United Church of Canada)

Matthew Hudman, SW, General representative

Archie Jenkins, GA, Disciples of Christ Historical Society

William Lee, VA, Pension Fund

Kathleen Moore, CAP AREA, Capital Area region

Eula Nicola Pagdilao, PSW, General representative

Laura Phillips, GKC, Greater Kansas City region

Stuart Price. AL-NW FLA, Alabama/Northwest Florida

Karen Ramos, FLA, Florida

Tom Stephenson, OH, Ohio

Kaeli Sweigard,, CANADA, General representative

Candis Wilson, OH, General representative

Christopher (Chris) Wilson, TX, Christian Board of Publication

Former General Ministers

Richard Hamm, IN

Chris Hobgood, CAP AREA 

John Humbert, FL 

Sharon Watkins, WV 

Ex Officio (without vote)

Charisse Gillett, KY, Higher Education - Seminary (Lexington Theological)

Beth Sullivan, IN, Corporate Secretary

Kelly Thompson, MID-AM, Higher Education - College (Culver-Stockton)

Todd Adams, IN, Pension Fund

Mark Anderson, MID-AM, National Benevolent Association

Gilberto Collazo, IN, Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation

Chris Dorsey, IN, Higher Education and Leadership Ministries

Timothy James, IN, National Convocation/Corporate Treasurer

Julia Brown Karimu, IN, Division of Overseas Ministries

Gary Kidwell, IN, Christian Church Foundation

Chung Seong Kim, IN, North American Pacific/Asian Disciples

Sotello Long, IN, Disciples Home Missions

Rick Lowery, WV, Disciples of Christ Historical Society

Brad Lyons, MID-AM, Christian Board of Publication

Rick Reisinger, IN, Disciples Church Extension Fund

Lori Tapia, IN, Central Pastoral Office for Hispanic Ministries

Paul Tche, IN, Council on Christian Unity

Greg Alexander, KY, Regional Minister

Thad Allen (Settled), WV/PA, (Acting) NoE, Regional Minister

Denise Bell, GA,Regional Minister

Joan Bell-Haynes, CRM, Regional Minister

Renee Bridwell,KS, Regional Minister

Nadine Burton, GRR, Regional Minister

LaTaunya Bynum, N CAL/NEV, Regional Minister

Ed Cushingberry, Jr (Interim), SC, Regional Minister

Don Gonzales Dewey, PSW, Co-regional Minister

Susan Gonzales Dewey, PSW, Co-eegional Minister

Teresa Dulyea-Parker, IL-WI, Regional Minister

Ruth Fletcher, MT, Regional Minister

Jennifer Garbin, CAN, Regional Minister

Betsy Goehrig, FL, Regional Minister

Allen Harris, CAP AREA, Regional Minister

Pamela Holt, OK, Regional Minister

Eugene James, MI, Regional Minister

Coretha Loughridge (Interim), VA, Regional Minister

Andy Mangum, SW, Regional Minister

Valerie Melvin (Acting RM), NC, Regional Minister

Sandy Messick, NW, Regional Minister

John Mobley, AL-NW FLA, Regional Minister

Chris Morton, NE, Regional Minister

John Richardson (Interim), OH, Regional Minister

Bill Rose-Heim, GKC, Regional Minister

Penny Ross Corona, MID-AM, Regional Minister

Richie Sanchez (Interim), AZ, Regional Minister

Bill Spangler-Dunning, UMW, Regional Minister

Richard Spleth, IN, Regional Minister

Christal Williams,TN, Regional Minister

Cathy Myers Wirt, OR-SWID, Regional Minister

Doug Wirt,OR-SWID, Regional Minister