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

Rachel Cummings

Board Chair
2018-2021

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Rachel has been attending Middletown since 2000 but became an official member in 2016. Her husband, Chuck, who you may also know as the left-handed bass player, is a lifelong member of MCC and they have two sons, Charlie and Benjamin. Rachel is a member of the YMT team, a former youth volunteer and TLC tutor, and has served on the TLC Advisory Team. Rachel recently left her employer of almost 10 years, the Kentucky Center for Performing Arts where she was the Director of Event Services to start her own logistics contracting business. She currently contracts services for the Kentucky Bourbon Boys, a local bourbon touring company.

Jim Mallory

Vice Chair
2020-2022

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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.

Bob White

Finance Team Leader
2021-2022

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Bob White has been a member of Middletown Christian Church for 50 years. He is an Elder, serving on the Elder Leadership Team, former Board Chairman, former Trustee and Trustee Chairman, member of the Sanctuary Choir and member of the Seekers Sunday School class. Bob has been involved with long term care since the early 1980’s. He is currently Executive Director of the Kentucky Senior Living Association. He was Executive V.P. of Christian Care Communities for 15 years and was President/CEO of Presbyterian Homes and Services for 10 years. He has been involved with not-for-profit organizations for the past 40 years. He
is married to Sherry L. White, with 13 children, 23 grandchildren and 6 greatgrandchildren.

Jeremy Rogers

Personnel Representative
2019-2022

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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.

Pam Hagan

Secretary & Trustee Representative
2019-2021

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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 retired June 2020 as the Deputy Executive Director of the Kentucky Board of Nursing.

Brandan Burfict

At Large
2020-2022

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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.

Kadi Bumann

At Large
2021-2023

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Kadi and her husband Bob have been members of Middletown since 2013. Together they have two children who participate in the Children’s ministry. Kadi previously volunteered on the Serve Team (2013-2016), and currently participates in a Young Adult Small Group. As an educator for the past ten years, Kadi is passionate about teaching her high school students about social studies, life skills, and current events.

Karen Eversole

At Large
2021-2023

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Karen Eversole has been a member of Middletown Christian Church since 1981. Karen and her late husband Jack have faithfully participated in or served in the Children’s ministry for over thirty years. Karen currently serves as the 3rd grade Sunday school teacher while Jack served as the attendance clerk until he suddenly passed away on April 5, 2020. Karen has two adult sons, Wes and Matt, and a daughter-in-law, Rachel. Karen has been employed as a Portfolio and Trust Administrator with PNC Wealth Management since 1985.

Matt Kelley

At Large
2021-2023

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Matt and his family have been attending MCC since 2018, although his wife, Jessica Miller Kelley, grew up here in the ‘80s and ‘90s. They have three children: Kate (12), Claire (9), and Jonah (5). Matt is an ordained minister in the United Methodist tradition. following twenty years of congregational ministry, he now serves Family Scholar House as the Project Manager for LouieConnect.com-a web tool that helps people in crisis find needed resources. This role allows him to be a chaplain to Louisville’s non-profit community. Matt is excited to serve MCC in this way because he experienced the church’s compassion and acceptance during his transition from pulpit to pew.

Margaret Thornton

At Large
2021-2022

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Margaret and her husband Tom have been members of Middletown since 1988. She has been involved in the Challengers small group, served as a deacon, and was on the Board of Directors previously. She retired in May 2018 as Head of School from Summit Academy of Greater Louisville, a school for special needs learners in our community. She helped start the school in 1992 on the former MCC campus on Main Street in Middletown. Before Summit Academy, she was a special education teacher in JCPS. She has two children, Jenny and her late son Jeff, and one grandaughter, McKenzie.

Bill Wilson

At Large
2021-2023

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Bill is a longtime member of Middletown Christian Church and has served in a variety of capacities with the church. Following a career in the courtroom, he has focused his efforts on working with non-profit organizations. He currently serves as the Louisville Project Manager for Hand in Hand Ministries, located in West Louisville. He and his wife Karen have four adult children, six grandchildren, two needy Great Pyrenees and one very vocal cat.

Elizabeth Lewis

Elder Representative
2019-2021

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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.

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.