Emmaus Board

Spiritual Director: David Wells   parson1@aol.com
Provides spiritual leadership and guidance for the community, helping lead gatherings, identifying and inviting clergy to participate on Emmaus weekends.

Assistant Spiritual Director: David Tennant datennant51@gmail.com
Provides spiritual leadership and guidance for the community, helping lead gatherings, identifying and inviting clergy to participate on Emmaus weekends.

Community Lay Director: Jennie Heflin   jennieh@fuse.net
Chair for the Board and Leads the Emmaus community.

Lay Director Emeritus: Ennes Ireton   ireton7@gmail.com
Previous year’s Community Lay Director, provides support for board and current Lay Director.

Vice Chair/Leadership: Brian Pickens   pickens.bc@gmail.com
Chairs the leadership committee and is next in line to serve as Community Lay Director.

Agape Co-chair: Peggie Hughes   peggiehughes@gmail.com
Requests and collects agape letters from other communities to be presented to the pilgrims during a weekend. Also fulfills requests from other communities for agape letters from the Cincinnati community. Also ensures for adequate table and bedtime agape on each weekend.

Agape Co-chair: Amy O’Brien   aobrien1030@gmail.com
Requests and collects agape letters from other communities to be presented to the pilgrims during a weekend. Also fulfills requests from other communities for agape letters from the Cincinnati community. Also ensures for adequate table and bedtime agape on each weekend.

Chrysalis Lay Director – Representative: (Vacant)
Acts as liaison between the Emmaus and Chrysalis.

Face to Face Co-Lay Director – Representative: Ev Gillming   elvalee@fuse.net
Acts as liaison between the Emmaus and Face to Face.

Face to Face Co-Lay Director – Representative: Julie Merritt   julealm22@gmail.com
Acts as liaison between the Emmaus and Face to Face.

Education / Sponsor Training: Teresa Rutherford   teresaruth2422@gmail.com

Good Shepherd: Sandi Fenstermacher    sfenstermacher@fuse.net
Helps new pilgrims or other Emmaus members find a share group.

Communications – Website: John Clark  axelcore2011@gmail.com
Manages and maintains historical archives of past walks as well as the website calendar and maintaining the Emmaus website content.

Communications – Social Media: Michelle Clark   woobie1970@gmail.com
Manages the Facebook account for Emmaus and Chrysalis communities.

Logistics: Jane Glandorf   jcglandorf@gmail.com
Helps manage logistical issues related to Emmaus weekends, often working directly with Hyde Park Church staff and also the Logistics members on each Emmaus team.

Communications – Newsletter: Robin Shehan   rlshehan@fuse.net
Handles incoming email requests and distributes to the appropriate resource. Prepares, edits, produces and distributes the Emmaus newsletter which is published the month of each walk (4-6 times/year).  Newsletters are published in an electronic format and posted at http://cincinnatiemmaus.org/newsletter with the exception of the last newsletter of the year.  That newsletter is also printed and mailed out to all of our members.

Communications – Outreach: Annise Anderson   Ann3cs@aol.com
Handles outgoing emails to the community.  Liaisons with churches and communities outside of Emmaus to develop more interest in Emmaus or to provide service to the community at large.  Also maintains the current membership database and contact information.

Worship Coordinator: Melanie Sturgeon   sturgeon@gmail.com
Handles coordinating musicians for Walks, Flights, Encounters and other events as appropriate.

Connections Chair: Teresa Rutherford   teresaruth2422@gmail.com

Registrar – (WOMEN’S): Cindy Ballentine   ballentinecindy@yahoo.com 

Emmaus Walk Registrar
c/o St. Paul Community UMC
8221 Miami Ave.
Madeira, Ohio 45243


Handles all elements of inviting and registering pilgrims for each walk, and liaisons with all sponsors of pilgrims to ensure sponsor roles are understood and completed.

Registrar – (MEN’S): Tom Ballentine   tom@agsheetmetal.com   

Emmaus Walk Registrar
c/o St. Paul Community UMC
8221 Miami Ave.
Madeira, Ohio 45243


Handles all elements of inviting and registering pilgrims for each walk, and liaisons with all sponsors of pilgrims to ensure sponsor roles are understood and completed.

Secretary: Jonathan Ireton  codytireton@hotmail.com
Keeps minutes of all Board discussions, as well as leads special projects for the community.

Social (Kitchen): Les Sper   les.e.sper@gmail.com
Works closely with the kitchen staff to ensure all food is available for the Walks.

Social (Kitchen): Linda Evans   levans1111@aol.com
Works closely with the kitchen staff to ensure all food is available for the Walks.

Treasurer: Lois Wilkin   ljvolk1103@yahoo.com

Member At Large: Vacant