Pastoral Leadership Participants
About Our Participants
COHORT FIVE BIOS
Wade Apel is pastor of Servants of Christ Lutheran Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. He earned a Bachelor of Engineering from Ohio Northern University, majoring in computer science. He holds an M.Div. from Lutheran Theological Seminary.
Kelley Dick is associate minister at Saguaro Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Tucson, Arizona. Prior to 2018, she was minister for youth and young adults at both campuses of Geist Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Indianapolis and Fishers Indiana. Kelley graduated with a BA in communication and psychology from Eureka College, and earned her M.Div. from Lexington Theological Seminary.
Timothy Graham serves as senior pastor of Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Timothy holds a BS in organization leadership and supervision from Purdue University and earned his M.Div. from Wartburg Theological Seminary.
Mihee Kim-Kort is a Teaching Elder in the PCUSA and serves as mission developer of Story Church in Bloomington, Indiana. Mihee holds a BA from the University of Colorado-Boulder in English literature and religious studies, and earned her M.Div. and Master of Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary.
Earl D. Smith is senior pastor of Beulah Missionary Church in Goshen, Indiana. At Bethel College, he obtained his BA in Christian ministry and Biblical studies, Master of Ministry, and Master of Arts in Theological Studies. Earl earned his M.Div. from Wesley Seminary. Since 2010, he has served as a trained Stephen Ministry Leader.
Rev. Dr. William J. Smith, Jr. is senior pastor of Second Missionary Baptist Church in Kokomo, Indiana. He earned his Bachelors degree in organization leadership and management and his Masters in church administration with a leadership concentration from VA University of Lynchburg and Seminary. He earned his Doctorate of Ministry from United Theological Seminary.
Rev. James Voorman is pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur, Indiana. He graduated with a BA in history from Concordia University and earned his M.Div. from Concordia Theological Seminary.
Joel Weir is pastor of St. Stephen the First Martyr Orthodox Church in Crawfordsville, Indiana. He graduated from St. Tihkon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary with a BA in theology and a M.Div. with distinction in Scripture.
Christine Wulff is pastor of Cross and Crown Lutheran Church in Indianapolis, Indiana and the current Dean of the Indianapolis Ministerium. She holds a BS in animal science and PhD in microbiology from Cornell University and obtained her M.Div. with honors from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary.