Board of Directors

Our governing board oversees the management of church affairs including the discernment, development and implementation of our vision, oversight of business matters, governance of church policies, and approval of annual leadership. The Board consists of 12 elected individuals serving on two empowered teams:

  • Vision Team – responsible for discerning God’s vision for the church and developing and implementing plans to achieve that vision
  • Resource Team – responsible for overseeing the financial, property, personnel, and other business matters of the church

Chuck Shultz

Board Chair

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Chuck and his wife Louanne, have attended Middletown for several years as they transitioned to Louisville from Canada to be nearer family (grandchildren). They are regulars in the Around the Table small group. Chuck has had a long career as a senior executive in the energy industry and has served on numerous corporate and not-for-profit boards.

Doug Curnutte

Vice Chair

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Doug, his wife Karen, and their three daughters, Mary (22), Anna (20) and Grace (16) have been members of Middletown for the past 11 years. Doug currently serves on the Serve Team and was previously a member and leader of the Finance Team. The Curnutte family is especially passionate about the Middletown’s mission trips to Lynch, Auxier, Costa Rica & Honduras. Doug is a CPA and a Senior Vice President with Kindred Healthcare.

Iris Jasmin

Elder Representative

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Iris joined the Middletown Christian family several years ago. She is a member of the Challenger small group that meets on Sunday mornings. She is an Underwriter for Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. She has one daughter, Kellen Jay.

Ed Ackerman

Finance Team Leader

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Ed, wife Marsha, and son Matt have been members of Middletown since 1985. He has been a member of the Budget and Finance Team since its inception. He is also a member of the Legacy Endowment Team and serves as a financial counter. He retired from Eastern High School in 2000 with 27 years of service in the Jefferson County Public Schools.

Michael Rodman

At Large

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Michael began attending Middletown in 1998 shortly after moving to Louisville with his wife Kelli, who has been a lifelong member here. Michael has served as a member of the Personnel Committee for the past few years and is a member of the Reckless Christians small group. He has two children, Hallie (16) and Jackson (13). Michael currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Physicians Health Foundation and works in state government as the Executive Director

Jane Howard

Secretary/Treasurer

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Jane and her husband Doug have been members of Middletown for 5 years. They attend the Christians Gone Wild small group and participate on the Property Team. Between them, Jane and Doug have 3 grown children and one mischievous little dog. Jane is a business analyst working with PharMerica, Inc.

Jason Bowman

At Large

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Jason and his family have been attending Middletown for several years and have been lucky to be active in both Children and Youth Ministries. Jason and his wife Jessica are members of the Families in Faith small group and have two children, Nicholas and Lorelai. Jason is a partner with the law firm of Pregliasco, Straw-Boone, Doheny, Banks & Bowman, PLLC and serves as an elected City Council member for the city of Douglass Hills.

Andrea Clifford

At Large

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Andrea has been a member of Middletown for ten years. She and her husband, Mark, are active in the Feeding Our Faith small group. They have two sons, Joshua (22) and Duncan (16), that have been active in the Middletown youth ministry. Andrea served on the Embrace Campaign committee in 2015.

Charles Keckler

Personnel Representative

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Charles and his family have been members of Middletown for the past ten years. He previously served on the Personnel Team and as Vice Chair of the Board. Charles and his wife, Amy, have a son, Noah (14) and a daughter, Natalie (12). Charles is an attorney with Baptist Healthcare System, Inc.

Rachel Cummings

At Large

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Rachel has been attending Middletown since childhood, but became an official member in 2016. Her husband, Chuck, is a lifelong member of Middletown and they recently had a baby boy, Charlie. Rachel and Chuck volunteer with Sunday night high school youth group and Rachel is a volunteer tutor for The Learning Center. She works for the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts as the Director of Events.

Dan Clifton

At Large

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Dan and his wife Betty joined Middletown almost thirty years ago. They are parents of two adult children and have one grandchild. Dan is a member of the Finance Team and assists Betty in teaching the 3 year olds. He is an attorney by training and currently serves as a trust officer at Hilliard Lyons Trust Company.

Jack Lowe

At Large

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Jack, and his wife Jan have been attending MCC since the early 90’s. He has been an elder for most of those years, and both are members of the Oldham County Small Group. Jack is a recently retired architect and project manager, devoting his career to hospital planning and development. They are involved in the marriage mentoring program and are members of the Disciple Choir. They have 2 grown children, Stephen and Jackie, and 4 grandchildren.

Circle of Elders

Our Elders provide spiritual oversight to the congregation through prayer, outreach, modeling, and teaching. They covenant together annually to equip and encourage church members to grow toward the Marks of a Disciple, exhibiting spiritual leadership in the following ways:

  • Growing in discipleship
  • Spiritually leading the church in its mission
  • Caring for the congregation
  • Supporting and encouraging ministry staff and one another

Elders provide spiritual support to the staff and congregation, serve at the Lord’s Table, and call all new Elders. Elders serve one year as apprentice elders in a mentoring relationship prior to being presented to the Elders, Board and congregation for ordination.