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 is composed of 15 at-large members and four ex officio members. The ex officio members include the United Methodist bishop from the West Ohio Area, an MTSO faculty representative, an MTSO student body representative and the president of the school. For more information about the composition of the board, contact Leigh Precise.

Trustees

Cyndy Garn, Chair
Retired clergy
West Ohio Conference
The United Methodist Church
Columbus, Ohio

Colleen Ogle, Vice Chair
Senior Pastor
Bexley United Methodist Church
Columbus, Ohio

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

Kyle Brooks
Assistant Professor of Homiletics, Worship, and Black Church and African Diaspora Studies
Methodist Theological School in Ohio
Delaware, Ohio

Andy Call
Lead Pastor
United Methodist Church of the Saviour
Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Emanuel Cleaver III
Senior Pastor
Saint James United Methodist Church
Kansas City, Missouri

Ajanae Dawkins
Student
Methodist Theological School in Ohio
Delaware, Ohio

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

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

Lisa Marchal
Manager, Grassroots Impact
RESULTS Educational Fund
Indianapolis, Indiana

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

Allen Proctor
Founder Emeritus
SocialVentures
Columbus, Ohio

James Roberson
Retired clergy
East Ohio Conference
The United Methodist Church
Cleveland, Ohio

Jay Rundell
President
Methodist Theological School in Ohio
Delaware, Ohio

Mark Rupp
Pastor of Christian Formation
Columbus Mennonite Church
Columbus, Ohio

Kaylan Schauer
Outpatient Therapist
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Columbus, Ohio

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

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

Ed Yuhas
Managing Partner
Kincannon & Reed Global Executive Search
Columbus, Ohio