• Board of Directors

Theodore J. Adomanis
Pahrump, Nevada

Mr. Adomanis serves as Director of Finance and Administration for Assist Church eXpansion. He has served in this position since 2001. Mr. Adomanis is a certified public accountant and holds a Master of Ministry degree from Grace Theological Seminary.

James Augspurger
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.

Joshua D. Balmer
Telford, Pennsylvania

Mr. Balmer serves as President of Retail and Finance at 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 also teaches in the graduate business programs for both Indiana Wesleyan University and Mount Vernon Nazarene University. He formerly had worked in the healthcare administration/insurance industry for 17 years in various management and executive level positions.

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, Maryland from 2008 until July 2014. He and his wife, Carol, moved to Annapolis and are worshiping with the family at the Calvert Grace Brethren Church. Mr. Merchant served 21 years in the US Air Force and 20 years as a  professor and manager at the Defense Acquisition University. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Calvert Grace Outreach Committee.

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 2006. He also serves as a Medical Administration Officer (MSC) at the 167th Airlift 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 (Board Chair)
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. Mr. Stair is Chairman of the Board of the Foundation.

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.

Steven E. Williams
Long Beach, California

Dr. Williams is Pastor of Seniors at Grace Community Church of Seal Beach, California. He has served continuously at the church since 1989 as College Pastor, Associate Pastor and Senor Pastor. Prior to his ministry at the church, he formed a business with his brother and continued with the company until 1993.





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