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 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 Leigh Precise.

Trustees

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

Mrs. Janet Blocher, Vice Chair
Professor of Legal Research and Writing
Capital University Law School
Columbus, Ohio

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

Dr. Derek Anderson
Assistant Administrator
Department of Public Utilities
City of Columbus
Columbus, Ohio

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

Dr. Patricia A. Bennett
Professor Emerita
Anderson University School of Nursing
Muncie, Indiana

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

The Rev. Andy Call
Pastor of Administration and Development
United Methodist Church of the Savior
Cleveland Heights, Ohio

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

Ethan Collins
Student
Methodist Theological School in Ohio
Delaware, Ohio

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

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

Ms. Kaylan Guzman
Outpatient Therapist
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, Ohio

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

Dr. Maggie Jackson
Retired faculty member and administrator
Cleveland State University
Cleveland, Ohio

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

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

Dr. Sarah Heaner Lancaster
Professor of Theology
Methodist Theological School in Ohio
Delaware, Ohio

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

Kevin Lowry
Student
Methodist Theological School in Ohio
Delaware, Ohio

Bishop Tracy S. Malone
Resident Bishop, Ohio East Area
The United Methodist Church
North Canton, Ohio

The Rev. Joel Miller
Senior Pastor
Columbus Mennonite Church
Columbus, 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 Corp.
Middletown, Ohio

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

Dr. M. Fulgence Nyengele
Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling
Director, Master of Arts in Counseling Ministries Program
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
East Ohio Conference
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

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

The Rev. Dr. Margaret Streiff
Retired Clergy
East Ohio Conference
The United Methodist Church
Cleveland, Ohio

Jeffrey A. Taylor
President
United Methodist Foundation of West Virginia
Charleston, West Virginia

The Rev. Paul White
Retired Clergy and East Ohio Conference Staff
The United Methodist Church
North Canton, Ohio

The Rev. Dr. David E. Wilcox
Retired Clergy
East Ohio Conference
The United Methodist Church
Wooster, Ohio