Meet Our Team
Ed and his wife Sally moved here from central Illinois in late 2017 to serve with us. They are “empty nesters” with two young adult children. Their son Samuel and his wife Mykenzie serve with a church in Clinton, Illinois, and their daughter Anna is currently a graduate student at Portland Seminary and lives and works in Joplin, Missouri. As one of our senior staff Ed coordinates our teaching and training opportunities for adults, as well as overseeing ministries that help provide care and nurture for folks who call BCC “home.” His spiritual gifts are teaching and serving, and for those who care about such things, he is a Nine on the enneagram. Ed loves to be outside, fish, and hike, but he also tends to be kind of a sci-fi nerd. He has an almost insatiable sweet tooth and Double-Stuffed Oreos are his kryptonite.
Stew is our resident coach. His heart is to see people discipled like Jesus discipled his first followers. That isn’t always an easy task so when you need a hand or someone just to encourage you in what God is doing through you, Stew will try to be there to help you out.
If you ever need to reach Stew for coaching or to see a Superhero movie, do anything football related, or especially to watch a UK basketball game feel free to text or call (he prefers texts) 937-430-9777 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Calling Adam a diehard Cleveland Browns fan would be putting it lightly. Despite nearly two decades of the team losing, Adam’s enthusiasm has done nothing but grow. Adam grew up in Kettering. A graduate of Fairmont High School (2003), he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership at Wright State University (2007). His “day job” (which is actually at night) is with Dayton Power & Light Company working in the emergency services department. Adam is also a founding board member of the Greater Dayton Flag Football League, an adult league promoting community service and sportsmanship. Adam continues to look for unique ways to serve others while sharing his love, not only of football, but also of Jesus and His people.
Terri recently accepted a promotion to become our Director of Operations. Terri and Matt are excited about what God is doing through the people here at BCC and in our community. They love being a part of a group of people who demonstrate God’s love for others in such real ways.
Terri received her bachelor’s degree from Wright State University in social work, but has diversified her career path to include starting a lawn and landscape business with her son James. When Terri is not working, you can find her either playing with her granddaughter or enjoying some form of outdoor activity, water sports, camping or hiking.
Terri’s favorite scripture is Mark 10:45: “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve others.”
The Basics —I’m married to Ted and momma to Riley, Mary, Cory and Lucy. I now call Ohio home after over 20 years living across the globe courtesy of the Air Force.
The Background — I graduated from college with an elementary education degree. After dabbling as a preschool director for a couple of years, I taught 3rd grade both here in Ohio and in Las Vegas. When we had our first child I transitioned my position to full-time mom and homeschool mom, before joining BCC’s staff as the Children’s Ministry Director.
The Beyond: Some of the things that I really love: the intricacy and beauty of nature, especially bugs; a pile of quilting fabric & a sewing machine; a cold Dr. Pepper; anything related to cherries. And if you can believe it, I once won a contest playing the Dueling Banjos…ask me about it sometime!
Cara and her husband Andy live in Springfield where Andy has worked for the Fire Division since 1999. They have two crazy Weimaraner dogs. Cara and Andy purchased a 100-year-old home in a 200-acre park where they walk their dogs, work on home improvement projects, and enjoy watching movies.
Cara has a BA in Visual Arts from the University of Washington and a Masters in Art Education from Boston University. She started working at POLC as a Kindergarten assistant in 2009, eventually assuming the role of Director in 2014.
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As Pastor of Student Community, Nate oversees and loves on our students from 5th-12th grade. He and his wife Kelcy have been married since May 2019 and have a sweet fur baby (kitten) named Millie who they spoil greatly. Since his first day volunteering with a student ministry, God placed a passion for students in his heart that through friends and mentors, led him to first realize his call to vocational ministry in 2017. This is when Nate moved from Columbus, OH, where he grew up and worked in church marketing, to Dayton, OH to serve at Waynesville UMC before taking the position at BCC. Kelcy also has always had a heart for students, previously working for CASA where she helped advocate for foster children in the court system and she now works for the Downtown Dayton YMCA. Kelcy has been heavily involved in student ministries as a small group leader, mentor, and friend.
Nate and Kelcy have a passion for students and seeing them not just become Christians but seeing them live into and live out their faith in Jesus. Nate believes in helping students grow into disciple-making disciples and that it is students where we will see a cultural shift towards a Christ-centered world. Nate sees students as not only the future of the church, but the “now” as well, and if they are willing to own and live out their faith, they can change their community, country, and world.
Nate and Kelcy love to stay active by going hiking or camping and Nate will go out mountain biking from time-to-time. But, they also love staying in to binge the latest Netflix series or play board games of all kinds (with an always-open invitation for anyone to join them in a game!).
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Bill has been married to Shirley for 55 wonderful years. They have four children, fourteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Bill has been privileged to serve BCC for 35 years as a teacher, home group leader, and elder. He served in the United States Air Force for 20 years, worked in the defense industry for another 20 years, and is now retired from the business world.
Bill is BCC’s Pastoral Care Director. He is responsible for growing the prayer ministry, managing the Intercessors Groups on the Planning Center, coordinating hospital and in-home visits, overseeing the on-call pastoral care ministry, equipping the church to take care of pastoral needs, and leading a home group. His passion is for BCC to be called a “house of prayer” (Isaiah 56:7) and for the members of BCC become a people who “pray continually” (1 Thessalonians 5:17).