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

Jane Howard

Board Chair
2 year term

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Jane and her husband Doug, a retired LMPD police officer, have been members of Middletown since late 2010. They began attending the Christians Gone Wild small group in 2011 and have served in various capacities around the church, including the Property Team, TLC, and Children’s Ministry. Between them, they have 3 grown children and a beloved little dog. Jane’s career began in accounting and evolved into various Information Technology roles. She is a certified Project Management Professional and is currently working as an IT business analyst responsible for designing software solutions for pharmaceutical distributor AmerisourceBergen.

Rachel Cummings

Vice Chair
2 year term

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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 have one son, Charlie. Rachel is a member of the MCC co-ed softball team and a member of the Young Adult Game Night group. Rachel works for the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts as the Director of Events.

Dan Clifton

Finance Team Leader
2 year term

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Dan and his wife Betty have been members at Middletown for over 30 years. 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.

Jeremy Rogers

Personnel Representative
2 year term

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Jeremy and his wife Laura have been at Middletown since 2012, along with their four children Harrison, Felix, Penelope, and Marly. Laura and Jeremy (along with Clayton Norris) have directed the Melody Makers preschool choir for several years, and Jeremy leads one of the church’s youth bands. Jeremy volunteers most summers as a counselor at Camp Wakon’ Da-Ho and has also served on the Personnel Committee, the Children’s Ministry Committee, and was one of the drafters of Middletown’s Safe Sanctuary child protection policy. Jeremy is a partner at the law firm of Dinsmore & Shohl, and Laura teaches preschool at Middletown.

Brandan Burfict

At Large
3 year term

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Brandan and his wife, LeeAnn have been attending MCC since 2016. They have three children, Beau Ryan (4), Landon (2), and their newest addition Baylor. Brandan serves on the Children’s Ministry Leadership team and actively serves as a buddy for Buddy Break. He is involved in the Young Adults small group, and also plays on the men’s MCC Basketball team. Brandan works for LG&E and KU Energy, LLC as an Environmental Engineer.

Doug Curnutte

At Large
1 year term

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Doug, his wife Karen, and their three daughters, Mary, Anna and Grace have been members of Middletown for the past 13 years. Doug currently serves on the Board and formerly served as a Trustee and on the Serve Team. He was previously a member and leader of the Finance Team. The Curnutte family is especially passionate about MCC’s mission trips and community work in Louisville. Doug is a CPA and a Senior Vice President with Kindred Healthcare.

Jack Lowe

At Large
2 year term

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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.

Jim Mallory

At Large
3 year term

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Jim and his wife Judy have been attending MCC since the early 2000’s. Jim is also an elder, and has served two previous terms on the MCC board. He has been an active volunteer for many years, serving on our grounds team and playing an active role in worship support. Jim and Judy have been active in multiple small groups and in many community projects as well. Jim was previously on staff, serving over six years both as Facilities and Grounds Manager and as a custodian for the preschool.

Craig Overberg

At Large
3 year term

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Craig and his wife Ashley have been attending MCC since 2013. They have two children, Austin (14) and Brayden (12). Craig has served on the Finance Team since 2018 and his family has been serving as greeters at the front doors for the last couple of years. Craig is the Controller for Logan’s Uniform Rental and Healthcare Laundering, part of Healthcare Linen Services Group.

Jessica Siegel

At Large
3 year term

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Jessica Siegel has been a member of Middletown Christian since 1999. She has been involved in Children’s Ministry as a volunteer in many different areas. Jessica also serves as an elder and enjoys being an active member of the congregation. Jessica works as a Nurse Educator for Norton Healthcare as well as a Travel Professional with 101-Vacations. Jessica is married to Ted and they have 3 children – Tatum, Emmie, and Brody. When she is not attending her children’s sporting events and performances, she enjoys traveling and making memories with her family.

Elizabeth Lewis

Elder Representative
3 year term

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Elizabeth has attended MCC since birth. As an adult, she has served as a board member, VBS director, evangelism chair, youth leader, and Event Manager for the Global Leadership Summit. She has two adult children, Michael and Morgan, also raised at MCC. She is currently an active Elder, Buddy Break volunteer, a TLC tutor, and is starting a new Sunday morning group. She’s a retired elementary teacher and is currently a Life Coach/ Relationship Coach and Author.

Pam Hagan

Trustee Representative
3 year term

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Pam has been a member of Middletown since 1982. She has served in various leadership positions including Elder, Elder Chair, Personnel Chair, Chair of the Board, Site Committee Member, Bylaws Committee, Legacy Endowment Team, and Trustee. She is currently an Elder and sings in the Sanctuary Choir. She is a registered nurse and is the Acting Executive Director of the Kentucky Board of Nursing.

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.