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 BCV Group Picture

  • Row 1: (L-R) Connie Weaver, Ellen Dozier, Marcia Kling, Sherry Brewer, Barbara Adamcik, Bri Payne, Len Scales, Amy Figg
  • Row 2: (L-R) Chip Pope, Rachel Alley, Sarah Pugh Morgan, Laura Rasor, Sue Byrne, Laura Becker, Evelyn Coleman, Church Relations Director, Kathleen Farnham 
  • Row 3: Gradye Parsons, Miki Vanderbilt, Ilsun (PK) Kim, Matt Nieman, Brent Trentham
  • Row 4: Jeff Kaster, Gary Stinnett, Will Purushotham, Brian Alderman

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2016 Board of Church Visitors Group Photo

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View the 2016 meeting Photo

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
Knoxville, TN

Rev. Brian Alderman
Chaplain, King University
Bristol, TN

Ms. Rachel Alley
Program Director Youth Ministry
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Decatur, GA

Rev. Laura Becker
Pastor, Northminster Presbyterian Church
Chattanooga, TN

Rev. David Boettner
Vicar General of the Diocese of Knoxville
Pastor, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Knoxville, TN

Ms. Sherry Brewer
Community Volunteer
Maryville, TN

Ms. Sue Byrne
Elder, First Presbyterian Church
Oak Ridge, 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. Amy Figg
Associate Pastor, St. John’s Lutheran Church
Knoxville, TN

Rev. Elizabeth Goodrich
Associate Pastor, Independent Presbyterian Church
Birmingham, AL

Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Kaster
Director of Theology and Seminary
St. John's School of Theology
Collegeville, MN

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

Ms. Claire Harris Kramer
Director of Youth and their Families
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Nashville, 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
Kodak, TN

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

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

 Mr. Will Purushotham
KHP Enterprises, President
Knoxville, TN

Mrs. Melanie Wright Rasnake '00
Community Volunteer
Maryville, TN

Rev. Laura Rasor
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

Rev. Gary Stinnett '95
Pastor of Discipleship and Students
First Baptist Church
Maryville, TN

Ms. Diane W. Stocker
Elder, Northminster Presbyterian Church
Chattanooga, TN

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

Rev. Dr. Augusta (Miki) Vanderbilt
Pastor, West Emory Presbyterian Church
Knoxville, TN

Rev. Connie Weaver
Pastor, Hebron Presbyterian Church
Manakin Sabot, VA

Mr. Andrew Yeager-Buckley
Mid-Council Relations – PC(USA)
Louisville, KY