Leadership Teams

KINDLE is supported by a large number of volunteers, many of whom are Associates. These teams provide the bulk of the efforts that make KINDLE effective.


The Advancement Team works to keep KINDLE in the minds and hearts of people. The Advancement Team works hand-in-hand with the Development Team to manage the branding of KINDLE. As a part of these responsibilities, they manage the website, social media, Associate News, KINDLE Life, and other publicity items in addition to planning and organizing KINDLE’s participation in conferences and events. The members of the team are:

  • Rhonda Mohr (Team Leader)
  • Jason Christ
  • Katy Munson
  • Cori Woltmann


The Development Team provides expertise, insight, advice, and assistance to the Executive Director concerning the creation and implementation of a comprehensive, effective Development process that will adequately address the financial needs of KINDLE and grow the necessary resources to continue and expand its ministry into the future.  The members of the team are:

  • Michelle Pavasars (Team Leader)
  • Carsten Falkenberg
  • Rick Herman


The Finance Team provides insight and guidance to the Board of Directors as it carries out its responsibility for the financial management of KINDLE. This includes areas such as the ongoing inspection of financial records, stewardship of designated funds, annual budget development, and oversight of the Endowment.  The members of the team are:

  • Jeff Shoumaker (Team Leader)
  • Kim Deterding
  • Rob Grady

Program Team

The Program Team is composed of the Deans of the five initiatives and serves to coordinate the initiatives, recruit training personnel, develop policy, establish procedures, and conduct evaluation of all program learning cycles and events.  The members of the team are:

  • Linda Olsen (Team Leader)
  • Sue Steege (Dean of Classic KINDLE)
  • Korey Wysocki (Dean of KINDLE:  Couples)
  • Christine Eid (Dean of KINDLE:  Recent Graduates)
  • Bill Karpenko (Dean of KINDLE:  Finishing Well)
  • Marilyn Shults (Dean of KINDLE:  Servant Leader Workshops)


The Recruitment Team is responsible for identifying and encouraging prospective participants for each of the five initiatives. In this process the team maintains lists of potential applicants as well making sure the website offers accurate information and application materials.. The members of the team are:

  • Martha Strong (Team Leader)
  • Gary Bach
  • Korey Danley
  • Bekah Freed
  • Angel Gillespie
  • Myron Harms
  • Sue von Fange
  • Sina Williams