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

2023 Board Meeting Dates

The MCC Board typically meets the last Sunday of every month at 5:30 p.m. in Room 111A. If there are any changes in date or time, this will be advertised in the weekly churchwide enews.













Board Contact Form


Matt Kelley

Board Chair

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 (14), Claire (11), and Jonah (7). Matt is an ordained minister in the United Methodist tradition. Following many years of congregational ministry, Matt now serves as a chaplain at Norton Healthcare.

Melinda Leonard

Vice Chair

Melinda and her husband Darrell have been members of Middletown and the Christians Gone Wild small group since 2016. Melinda currently serves on the Embrace/Serve Team and is the MCC 2021 Afghan resettlement coordinator. She has served as a mentor for The Learning Center at Middletown and was the local founder and Director of the Ulster Project Louisville, an ecumenical cross-community program between Northern Ireland and USA. Melinda and Darrell cherish spending time with their two sons, Michael and Devin, their daughters-in-law, and two grandsons. They also enjoy gardening, landscaping, and travel. Melinda is Associate Professor at the University of Louisville in the Psychological & Brain Sciences Department. Along with teaching classes, her research and service learning in Northern Ireland and Bosnia and Herzegovina has been focused on peace building.

Clayton Rogers

Finance Team Leader

Clayton has been a member of Middletown since 1998, and he grew up in the youth group throughout middle school and high school. His wife, Christen, and two daughters, Audrey and Nora, have been attending Middletown since 2019. Clayton has been part of the choir, the praise team, the men’s quartet, and various volunteer projects. He has enjoyed a career in finance for more than 13 years, and he’s currently a Retail Banking Officer and Branch Manager for Central Bank & Trust.

Angie Bailey

Personnel Team Leader

Angie and her children have been at Middletown since 2007. Angie has been a member of the choir and multiple small groups and has volunteered with various ministries since 2009. In 2020, Angie joined the Personnel Committee and will lead that committee as a Board member in 2022. Angie is the VP of HR at Excel Services and has more than 20 years of human resources and business consulting experience. A native of Louisville, Angie received her MBA from the University of Louisville and spends much of her time supporting her Cardinals. Angie also volunteers for several professional and serving organizations, including her current role as PR/Marketing Chair for the KYSHRM State Council and serving on many committees for the Rotary Club of Louisville.

Cindy Bradley

At Large

Cindy Bradley has been at MCC since 1988. For many years, she participated in various music programs at church and started several small groups. She volunteered as a buddy in the Buddy Break program and has served
as an elder. She worked at JCPS for 27 years, serving as an elementary classroom teacher, a district literacy and writing resource teacher, and finally as an administrator in the writing department. Following retirement, she
helped co-create The Learning Center (TLC at MCC) and served as co-director of the after-school program until March 2020 when Covid-19 interfered. Currently she coordinates three small groups.

Kadi Bumann

At Large

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

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.

Chuck Cummins

At Large

Chuck is a longtime member at MCC, growing up in the children and youth ministry since 1994. As an adult, Chuck has served on multiple committees focused on worship, outreach, and youth. He has served as a youth
leader, a choir member, and bass guitarist in the praise band since 2009. Chuck and his wife Rachel have two boys, Charlie (5) and Benjamin (2). In 2014, Chuck received a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA
from MIT with a focus in global operations. Throughout his career, he has led large teams building world-class operations with a focus on safety, talent development, quality, and productivity. Chuck is a Senior Regional Director at Amazon where he leads organizations that support all Fulfillment Centers in North America by training all new associates and optimizing processes to ensure orders arrive on your doorstep as fast as possible with the lowest cost.

Jeff McGaughey

Elder Representative

Jeff began attending Middletown in 2010. He has been the 5th grade Sunday school small group leader since 2011. He has served on the Greeter Team, Children’s Ministry Leadership Team, and Global Leadership Summit Team. He has mentored his students in the Making Disciples Program and was ordained as Elder in 2016. Jeff recently started a new career as an analyst at The Rawlings Company in LaGrange. He enjoys gardening, attending estate sales, and spending time with family and friends.

Katie Leaver

At Large

Katie and her wife, Paige, have been members of MCC since 2018. They have been involved in the young adult, LGBTQ+, Buddy Break, and outreach ministries. In December 2021, they welcomed their twin boys, Jude and Clark, into the world. Outside of church, Katie works as a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner serving children/adolescents and their families in our community. She enjoys traveling, yoga, trying new foods, reading,
and spending time in nature.

Lee Taylor

At Large

Lee and his wife Lisa have been members of Middletown Christian Church since 2014. Together they have six children ranging in age from 29 to 17, a son-in-law, and are expecting their first grandchild in 2023. Lisa is an Attorney and Lee operates his own business. While pursuing a degree in Business Administration from Bellarmine College, Lee enjoyed a career in banking and finance where his primary role was in a management capacity. Lee left to pursue his passion of automobiles and has enjoyed a career of more than thirty years in the industry. He has managed several well-known local dealership groups, until leaving to open his own pre-owned auto facility, Gr8CarsKY. Lee is excited about the direction Middletown Christian Church is headed, the current leadership and looks forward to participating as a member of the board.

Bob White

At Large

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.

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.