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

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

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

Ronald B. Alford
President
Alford Family Foundation
Columbus, Ohio

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cyndy Garn
Lead Pastor
Worthington United Methodist Church
Worthington, Ohio

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

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

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

Jeffrey Jaynes
Professor in the Warner Chair of Church History
Methodist Theological School in Ohio
Delaware, Ohio

Veronica Jefferson
Clergy
United Church of Christ
Cleveland, Ohio

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

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

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

Kevin Lowry
Student
Methodist Theological School in Ohio
Delaware, Ohio

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

Joel Miller
Senior Pastor
Columbus Mennonite Church
Columbus, Ohio

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

Michael McNeil
Owner and President
Miami Machine Corp.
Middletown, Ohio

Alan Morrison
Pastor
First UMC of Monongahela
Monongahela, Pennsylvania

Robert Oakley
Retired Chief Financial Officer
Nationwide Insurance
Columbus, Ohio

Karen Oehl
District Superintendent, Mid-Ohio District
East Ohio Conference
The United Methodist Church
Mansfield, Ohio

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

James Roberson
Senior Pastor
Cory United Methodist Church
Cleveland, Ohio

Edward Ross
Retired Clergy
West Michigan Conference
The United Methodist Church
Jackson, Michigan

Jay Rundell
President
Methodist Theological School in Ohio
Delaware, Ohio

Sandy Selby
Associate Pastor
Furnace Street Mission
Akron, Ohio

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

Joshua Stokes
Student
Methodist Theological School in Ohio
Delaware, Ohio

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

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

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