SPARKS PROGRAM
Who We Are
Executive Director
Lisa Morris provides United Methodist congregations and community ministries in Central Indiana resources for the purpose of transforming the neighborhoods and communities in which we live. Read More
President
Tom Shryock really likes to start his morning with hot brewed coffee, keep up with current events and sports, and connect with friends and attend a few baseball games during the summer. Read More
Vice President
Terry Tolliver has served as Vice President of the Metro Ministries board for three years and has been a foodie his whole life. Read More
Secretary
Diane Gattone enjoys working in urban settings, finding ways for people to use their gifts and relate with one another in their neighborhoods and communities, and enjoying the gift of life together. In her free-time, she loves reading both fiction and non-fiction, watching movies of most any genre, and playing board games like Scrabble and Monopoly. She also enjoys spending time with her family and is a huge Jayhawk fan. Read More
Treasurer
When not working, eating or sleeping, Roger spends time with the youth group at church, with his grandkids, and in the yard or watching a movie (his wife watches Hallmark, he likes fantasy and sci/fi. Read More
Central District Superintendent
Jim Bushfield was ordained an Elder in the South Indiana Conference in 1980. He was first appointed to Indianapolis Good Shepherd in 1975. Read More
Central District Lay Leader
Anthony Swinger, Central District Lay Leader, has served on the Metro Ministries board for 7 years. He serves the organization because "Metro Ministries provides a crucial bridge between resources and ministries, and does it very well." Read More
Board Member
Sherrae Davis is one of our new 2018 board members, as well as a member of University UMC. In general she is interested in nonprofit work because she believes that we have a responsibility to give back, at no cost to those whom we help, and to do what we can to both lift people and to provide them the tools to lift themselves. She says: Read More
Board Member
Jack Haefling serves with Metro because it is an opportunity to collaborate with the community and change lives. He is called to nonprofit work thanks to its rewarding nature, as well as for its opportunities to teach and mentor others in leadership. In his free time, he likes to ride horses, travel and meet people, and study musicology. His heroes are Winston Churchill, Nicola Tesla, Simon Senek, and Voltaire, and he is a huge fan of the Star Trek Voyager series. Read More
Board Member
Dana Hershey, a native of Illinois, has lived in Indiana for 37 years, moving to Avon last year. Her husband Brian is a retired Boy Scout professional. Their son, Alex, is pastor of The Branches Community Church in Plainfield, and their daughter, Katy Beringer, is a stay-at- home-mom, recently returned from serving in the mission field in Cambodia. Read More
Board Member
Long-time Methodist and retired electrical engineer Barry Laird serves the Metro Ministries board on the Finance team. Read More
Board Member
Penny Walker joined the Metro Ministries board in January of 2017 as a Fundraising Team member. Read More
Board Member
Jamalyn Williamson is in her second year as a Metro Board member. In her spare time she loves to travel, read, and watch her favorite sports teams: the Dodgers, Purdue, and Duke. Read More
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