About MTSO

Governance

MTSO is committed to engaging many stakeholders, led by its Board of Trustees, an elected panel legally responsible for and personally dedicated to the well-being of the school.

The board has 42 seats and includes bishops, clergy and lay representatives from the East Ohio and West Ohio conferences of the United Methodist Church; representatives of United Methodist conferences in neighboring states; at-large members, including members of non-United Methodist denominations; representatives of the MTSO faculty and student body; and the president of the school. For more information about the composition of the board, contact Secretary Linda Ogden.

Trustees

The Rev. Dr. David E. Wilcox, Chair
Senior Pastor
Wooster United Methodist Church
Wooster, Ohio

Mrs. Janet Blocher, Vice Chair
Director, Legal Research and Writing
Capital University
Columbus, Ohio

Mr. Ronald B. Alford
President
Alford Family Foundation
Columbus, Ohio

Dr. Derek Anderson
President and Chief Executive Officer
Anderson, Inc.
Columbus, Ohio

Mr. Douglas Aschenbach
Retired President
Campus Partners for Community Urban Redevelopment
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Mrs. Janet B. Baker
Retired Adjunct Faculty
Malone College
Canton, Ohio

Dr. Patricia A. Bennett
Professor Emeritus
Anderson University School of Nursing
Muncie, Ind.

The Rev. Kathleen Brown
District Superintendent, Capitol Area South District
The United Methodist Church
Columbus, OH

Mr. James S. Chapman
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Red Capital Markets
Columbus, Ohio

Dr. Preston Forbes
Retired Officer, U.S. Department of Education
Retired Higher Education Administrator
Wooster, Ohio

Rachael Gardner
Student
Methodist Theological School in Ohio
Delaware, Ohio

The Rev. Cyndy Garn
Senior Pastor
Worthington United Methodist Church
Worthington, Ohio

The Rev. Dr. James Gysel
Retired Senior Pastor
Chapel Hill United Methodist Church
Battle Creek, Mich.

Mr. Ronald Holtman
Attorney
Logee, Hostetler, Stutzman and Lehmann, LLC
Wooster, Ohio

Bishop John L. Hopkins
Resident Bishop, Ohio East Area
The United Methodist Church
North Canton, Ohio

Dr. Maggie Jackson
Retired MSW Director
Cleveland State University
Cleveland, Ohio

The Rev. Veronica Jefferson
Clergy
United Church of Christ
Cleveland, Ohio

The Rev. Gregory Kendrick Jr.
Student
Methodist Theological School in Ohio
Delaware, Ohio

The Rev. Susan A. Kyser
Director of Pastoral Care
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Columbus, Ohio

Dr. Joan R. Leitzel
President Emeritus
University of New Hampshire
Columbus, Ohio

The Rev. James Long
Minister of Pastoral Care
First Community Church
Columbus, Ohio

Dr. Sandra Lutz
Emeritus Faculty
University of Akron
Canton, Ohio

Mr. Gerald P. Maloney
Retired Vice Chairman
and Chief Financial Officer
American Electric Power
Columbus, Ohio

Mr. Michael McNeil
Owner and President
Miami Machine Corporation
Middletown, Ohio

The Rev. Alan Morrison
Pastor
First UMC of Monongahela
Monongahela, Pennsylvania

Dr. Paul Numrich
Professor in the Snowden Chair for the Study of Religion and Interreligious Relations
Methodist Theological School in Ohio
Delaware, Ohio

Dr. Robert Oakley
Retired Chief Financial Officer
Nationwide Insurance
Columbus, Ohio

The Rev. Karen Oehl
District Superintendent, Mid-Ohio District
The United Methodist Church
Mansfield, Ohio

Bishop Gregory V. Palmer
Resident Bishop, West Ohio Conference
The United Methodist Church
Columbus, Ohio

The Rev. James Roberson
Senior Pastor
Cory United Methodist Church
Cleveland, Ohio

The Rev. Jay Rundell
President
Methodist Theological School in Ohio
Delaware, Ohio

The Rev. Dr. Sandy Selby
Associate Pastor, Furnace Street Mission
Akron, Ohio

The Rev. Barbara Sholis
Assistant to the Bishop
West Ohio Conference
The United Methodist Church
Columbus, Ohio

Mr. Earl Stalter
Owner, Pinnacle Sports
Medina, Ohio

The Rev. Dr. Margaret Streiff
District Superintendent
North Coast District
The United Methodist Church
Cleveland, Ohio

The Rev. Paul White
Retired Council of Ministries Director
East Ohio Conference
The United Methodist Church
North Canton, Ohio

Dr. Yvonne Zimmerman
Associate Professor of Christian Ethics
Methodist Theological School in Ohio
Delaware, Ohio