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

Jim Mallory

Board 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.

Bill Wilson

Vice Chair
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 and his wife Karen have four adult children, seven grandchildren, two demanding Great Pyrenees and one very vocal cat.

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.

Angie Bailey

Personnel Team Leader
2022-2024

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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.

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.

Melinda Leonard

At Large
2022-2024

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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.

Jeff McGaughey

Elder Representative
2022-2024

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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.

Clayton Rogers

At Large
2022-2024

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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.

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.

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.