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

2024 Board Meeting Dates

The MCC Board typically meets the last Sunday of every month at 5:30 p.m. -7:00 p.m. in Room 223. If there are any changes in date or time, this will be advertised in the weekly churchwide enews.














Chuck Cummings

Board Chair

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

Vice Chair

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

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.

Kylie Hughes

At Large

Kylie and her three daughters, Quinn (6), Sloane (5), and Maren (5) have been attending Middletown Christian Church since early 2022. Kylie actively serves in the Children’s Ministry, on the Accessibility Task Force, and as part of the Welcome Team. Additionally, Kylie volunteers her time as the nurse for Buddy Break here at MCC. In 2015, Kylie received a Master’s of Science in Nursing from Bellarmine University and has been serving in Critical Care leadership roles since. She is currently a Nurse Manager at Norton Brownsboro Hospital and pursuing her Doctorate in Nursing Practice.

Iris Jasmin

At Large

Iris has been a member of Middletown Christian Church since 2011. She has one daughter, Kellen. She has
worked as a chaplain and case manager, but the majority of her career has been in the health insurance industry. Since joining MCC, she has volunteered in numerous capacities and presently is part of the Imago Dei Initiative. She has enjoyed participating in MCC ministry work, like going on one of our mission trips in Harlan County, being one of the chaperones for the Nashville 2017 youth trip, organizing baby shower for Freedom House residents and attending our Water Step training class. She loves the direction that our church community is taking and is looking forward to continued participation as a board member. She enjoys reading, good food and good conversations with 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.

Melinda Leonard

At Large

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.

Nathan Paris

At Large

Nathan and his wife, Sarah, began attending MCC after relocating to Louisville from Woodford County, KY.
They became members in 2022. Nathan enjoys serving on the mowing crew and attending the Feeding Our
Faith small group. Nathan and Sarah have been married 33 years and have 3 children, Abbie 28, Jack 25
(Deceased 2017) and Olivia 22. They run a small foundation called, #loveBIG Foundation, in honor of their
son Jack. Nathan works full time as the Regional Sales Director for a large national financial services company that assists businesses by providing the retirement platform for their employees. In his free time you can find Nathan seeking R & R with family and friends, spending time by the pool or at a lake, working on his old cars, or sneaking in a round of golf.

Brett Shepherd

At Large

Brett and his wife, Andrea and their two sons, Julian (10) and Liam (7), have been attending MCC since 2021 and are grateful to have found their church home. Brett (Fund for the Arts) and Andrea (Dare to Care) are both fundraising professionals. Brett enjoys traveling with the family, indie & electronic music, tennis, and NBA basketball. Mayan Cafe is his favorite local restaurant.

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.

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.