Marcia became the Executive Director/CEO of the Ecumenical Stewardship Center in March 2011. She holds an MA in philanthropy and development from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, a BS in business administration from Indiana Wesleyan University, and a Bible Certificate from Eastern Mennonite University. She formerly served as administrative staff in two middle judicatories of the Church of the Brethren, and most recently was director of communications and public relations for Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Indiana, an administrative faculty position. She has supported her spouse, David, in his own ministry, which includes decades of pastoral service, seminary admissions and student development, financial planning, and currently as a middle judicatory executive in the Church of the Brethren.
Marcia’s vocational, spiritual, and family experiences have shaped her vision and passion for faithful stewardship ministry that recognizes and celebrates the diversity of Christ’s church and the common call to all disciples to the sacred practice of stewardship. She looks forward to connecting, inspiring, and equipping Christian steward leaders to transform church communities.
Joe is the Ecumenical Stewardship Center’s Office Manager. Joe is a graduate of Hope College with a BA in Communication and minors in Philosophy and Computer Science. He has a Masters of Divinity from Bethany Theological Seminary. Joe has worked for a wide variety of church organizations over the years and is glad to continue those efforts with the Ecumenical Stewardship Center.
Joe is currently co-pastor with his wife Leigh at West Elkton Friends Meeting of West Elkton, Ohio. Together they are raising a 17-year-old son.
Rose is the ESC Accountant. Rose holds a degree in business administration with a major in accounting from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She worked for 14 years for a large not-for-profit healthcare system in East Tennessee that provided her with various accounting opportunities. When she retired in 2002 she was managing the Medicare Cost Report functions for the system.
During that same time period Rose managed the accounting for her mother’s travel business and completed numerous tax returns. In retirement, Rose and her husband enjoy traveling and spending time with family.