• Board of Directors

Theodore J. Adomanis
Pahrump, Nevada

Mr. Adomanis serves as Director of Finance and Administration for Assist Church eXpansion, formerly known as GBCanada USA, a church planting ministry in Canada that now includes all of North America. He has served in this position since 2001.  Mr. Adomanis, a certified public accountant since 1979, formerly had worked for the U.S. government in Washington, D.C. in various management positions from 1973-2001, retiring as Special Assistant to the Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer.  He graduated from Grace Theological Seminary in 2007 with a Master of Ministry degree.

James Augspurger (Board Chair)
Westerville, Ohio

Dr. Augspurger is the Executive Pastor of the Grace Brethren Church of Columbus, Ohio, a position he has held since 1998.  Prior to his position at the church, he managed his own dental practice for 25 years. Dr. Augspurger is Chairman of the Board of the Foundation.

Joshua D. Balmer
Telford, Pennsylvania

Mr. Balmer is Manager of  Finance and Administration of  Penn Valley Gas, Inc. in Telford, Pennsylvania, where he has been employed since 2002.

David H. Coleman
Powell, Ohio

Dr. Coleman is a staff member of Grace Brethren Church of Powell, Ohio, serving in the areas of church operations, financial management, facilities and ministry support staff, a position he has held since 2002.  He formerly had worked in the employee benefits/insurance industry for 17 years in various management and executive level positions.

Robert MacMillan Jr.
Providence Village, Texas

Rev. MacMillan retired in 2017 as Teaching Pastor of Tracy Grace Brethren Church in Tracy, California. He formerly was Senior Pastor and had been employed by the church since 1990.

George S. Merchant
Annapolis, MD

Mr. Merchant served as the  Director of Operations, Missions Coordinator and Minister of Music at the Grace Brethren Church of Clinton from 2008 until July 2014.  He and his wife, Carol, have moved to Annapolis and are worshiping with the family at the Calvert Grace Brethren Church. Mr. Merchant formerly was a management professor at the Defense Acquisition University in Fort Belvoir, Virginia from 1987 to 2008.

Keith A. Michael
Falling Waters, West Virginia

Mr. Michael is a Senior Level IT Program Manager at the Department of Veterans Affairs, a position he has held since 2013. He also serves as a Medical Administration Officer (MSC) in the 167th Air Wing of the West Virginia Air National Guard.

A. Kent Semple
Lewis Center, Ohio

Mr. Semple is a certified public accountant and works as the Senior Tax Manager for the Dublin, Ohio office of CBIZ MHM, LLC, a position he has held since 1995.

Richard C. Stair
Akron, Ohio

Mr. Stair retired in 2015 from Zimmer, Inc. of Warsaw, Indiana, after 30 years of service, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Global Operations and Logistics.

J. Carlos Tellez
Tucker, Georgia

Mr. Tellez currently is leading a multi-ethnic church planting effort in Atlanta, Georgia. He formerly was employed by Grace College, Winona Lake, Indiana from 2007 to 2016, most recently serving as Dean of the Chapel and Director of Global Initiatives.

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