To assure that Maryville continues to be a leading church-related college, the Board of Church Visitors, a diverse group of outstanding clergy and lay leaders, meets once a year to learn about new initiatives and to advise the College concerning faith-related topics and programs. Their expertise and advocacy for Maryville’s unique college experience are tremendous assets in raising the College’s visibility, providing students a transformative education grounded in scholarship, faith and service, and envisioning shared possibilities for ministry and mission.

2018 Board of Church Visitors Group Photo

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2018 Board of Church Visitors Group Photo

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2018 Board of Church Visitors Group Photo

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2016 Board of Church Visitors Group Photo

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2016 Board of Church Visitors Group Photo

  • 1st row – Leslee Kirkconnell, Laura Rasor, Connie Weaver, Jeanne Schember, Sarah Morgan, Melanie Rasnake, Barbara Adamcik, Kelly Rose, Bri Payne, Miki Vanderbilt
  • 2nd row – Claire Kramer, Sue Byrne, Rodney Norris, Laura Becker, Colleen Shannon, Diane Stocker, President Tom Bogart
  • 3rd row – George Schember, Mark Curtis, Matt Nieman, Jim Lunde, Al Masters, Matt Frease, Gary Stinnett

View the 2015 meeting photo

2015 Group Photo
Names for picture of 2015 Board of Church Visitors (left to right):

  • 1st row – Will Purushotham, Sue Byrne, Gary Luhr
  • 2nd row – Miki Vanderbilt, Jeanne Schember, Kelly Rose, Gary Stinnett
  • 3rd row – Mark Curtis, Laura Becker, Colleen Shannon, Bri Payne, Matt Frease
  • 4th row – Preston Shealy, President Tom Bogart, Connie Weaver, Laura Rasor
  • 5th row – Holton Siegling, Amy Figg, Marcia Kling, Leslee Kirkconnell
  • 6th row – Brian Alderman, Jim Lunde, Terry Dykstra, Lyle Dykstra, George Schember, Michael Isaacs
  • 7th row – Kathleen Farnham (church relations) Bruce Greenawalt, Anne McKee (campus minister)

View the 2014 meeting photo

2014 Group Photo


View the 2013 meeting photo

2013 Meeting Photo

First Row: (L-R) Kelly Rose, Terry Dykstra, Mark Curtis, Byron Wade.
2nd Row: Bill Morrow, Miki Vanderbilt, Laura Becker, Chandra Gordon, Sherry Brewer, Lisa Blackwood, Cathy Hoop, Tim Ward 
3rs Row: Holton Siegling, Colleen Shannon, Andrea Paschal, Pres. Tom Bogart, Jack Danner, Charles Lomax, Amy Figg, Kevin Strickland 
4th Row: Preston Shealy, Mike Isaacs, Gary Stinnett, Paul Reiter, Andrew Yeager-Buckley, Terry Newland

Board of Church Visitors Members 2018-2019

Ms. Barbara Adamcik
Director of Youth and Connectional Ministries
Westminster Presbyterian Church 
Knoxville, TN

Ms. Rachel Alley
Program Director for Youth Ministry
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Chicago, IL

Rev. Bill Booth                                                     Senior Pastor,  First Baptist Church                  Maryville, TN

Rev. Evelyn Coleman
Director of Programming
Montreat Conference Center
Black Mountain, NC

Rev. Ellen Dozier '62
PC(USA) – Retired
Brevard, NC

Rev. Dr. Willa Estell
Pastor, St.Paul AME Zion Church
Maryville, TN                                                               

Rev. Joe Genau                                                    Pastor, Edgewood Presbyterian Church                  Homewood, AL 

Rev. Elizabeth Goodrich
Member, Presbytery of Shepards and Lapsley             Co-owner of Thank You Books
Birmingham, AL

Rev. Derrick Hammond                                       Pastor, Oak Valley Baptist Church                           Oak Ridge, TN

Rev. Patrick Harley                                                      Campus Minster, UKirk                             Birmingham, AL

Rev. Ilsun (PK) Kim
Pastor, Korean Presbyterian Church
Knoxville, TN

Ms. Leslee Hay Kirkconnell '84
Director of Christian Education
Presbyterian Church of Bowling Green
Bowling Green, KY

Ms. Marcia Williams Kling '56
Elder, Second Presbyterian Church
Chattanooga, TN

Rev. Gloria Mencer                                            Interim Associate Pastor                                          New Providence Presbyterian Church              Maryville, TN

Rev. Andy Morgan                                                   Pastor, Fountain City Presbyterian Church          Knoxville, TN

 Rev. Sarah Pugh Morgan
Associate Pastor for Congregational Life & Youth
Second Presbyterian Church
Knoxville, TN

Rev. Matt Nieman
Pastor, Farragut Presbyterian Church
Knoxville, TN

Rev. Gradye Parsons
Stated Clerk PC(USA) - Retired                                    Parish Associate, Westminster Presbyterian Church
Knoxville, TN

Ms. Bri Payne
Executive Director, John Knox Center
Ten Mile, TN

Rev. Chip Pope
Associate Pastor for Youth & Their Families
White Memorial Presbyterian Church
Raleigh, NC

Ms. Amanda Purushotham '01
Associate Director of Cokesbury Students      Cokesbury United Methodist Church
Knoxville, TN

Rev. Laura Rasor- Chair of BCV
Pastor, Broadway United Methodist Church
Maryville, TN

Rev. Timothy Reynolds
Pastor, Second Presbyterian Church
Knoxville, TN

Rev. Lenore Turner Scales '07
Presbyterian Chaplain, Princeton University
Princeton, NJ

Mr. Brent Trentham                                                    Principle, The Trentham Santiago Group
Elder, First Presbyterian Church                      Knoxville, TN 

____________New Members 2020____________

The Rev. Elizabeth Embler-Beazley '10                 Associate for Congregational Development                St. Paul's Episcopal Church                                    New Orleans, LA

Rev. Emily Brewer '09                                                 Executive Director,                                            Presbyterian Peacemaking Fellowship                  Stoney Point, NY

Rev. Jean Davidson                                              Pastor, Eusebia Presbyterian Church                Seymour, TN

Ms. Jennifer Hammonds Fischer '04                         Lay Leader and Administrator                                  West Emory Presbyterian Church                      Knoxville, TN

Pastor Rick Ohsiek                                                Pastor, St. Paul Lutheran Church                                   Maryville, TN

Ms. Karen White                                                          Moderator-Elect, Presbytery of East TN                Elder, Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church      Knoxville, TN