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

Doug Curnutte

Board Chair
2 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.

Jane Howard

Vice 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.

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.

Charles Keckler

Personnel Representative
1 year term

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Charles and his family have been members of Middletown for the past twelve years. He has served on the Personnel Team and as Vice Chair of the Board. Charles and his wife, Amy, have a son, Noah (16) and a daughter, Natalie (14). Charles is an attorney with Baptist Healthcare Systems, Inc.

Andrea Clifford

Secretary
1 year term

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Andrea has been a member of Middletown for twelve years. She and her husband, Mark, are active in the Feeding Our Faith small group. They have two sons, Joshua (24) and Duncan (18), that have been active in the Middletown youth ministry. Andrea served on the Embrace Campaign Team in 2015. Andrea works for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet as the Public Information Officer for the Louisville Highway District.

Rachel Cummings

At Large
3 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.

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.

Michael Rodman

At Large
1 year term

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Michael began attending Middletown in 1998 shortly after moving to Louisville with his wife Kelli, who has been a lifelong member here. Michael has served as a member of the Personnel Committee in the past and is a member of the Reckless Christians small group. They have two children, Hallie (18) and Jackson (15). Michael currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Physicians Health Foundation and works in state government as the Executive Director of the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure.

Jeremy Rogers

At Large
3 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.

Chuck Shultz

At Large
1 year term

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Chuck and his wife, Louanne, have attended Middletown for several years as they transitioned to Louisville from Canada to be nearer family (grandchildren). He is the immediate past Board Chair and also serves on the Finance Team.They are regulars in the Around the Table small group. Chuck has had a long career as a senior executive in the energy industry and has served on numerous corporate and not-for-profit boards.

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.