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Who We Are
Executive Director
Tina is in her second year as Executive Director for Metro Ministries. Tina is passionate about serving individuals and communities in need and brings this passion, along with her knowledge of resources, relationship-building, facilitation and needs assessment skills to Metro Ministries. Read More
President
Tom Shryock really likes to start his morning with hot brewed coffee, keep up with current events and sports, and connect with friends and attend a few baseball games during the summer. Read More
Vice President
Terry Tolliver is in his sixth year as Vice President of the Metro Ministries board. Terry has been a foodie his whole life. Whether it is taking a one-hour detour from Atlanta to Senoia Georgia to try Zac Brown’s restaurant or picking connecting airports based upon the restaurants that can be found there, he knows where to eat! Read More
Treasurer
Deanne Heidrich has a passion for missions and gardening. Both provide countless opportunities to plant seeds, cultivate and nourish them, and watch them grow. Read More
Secretary
Deb has a heart for serving others, particularly persons and families who are under-served. Deb is a retired teacher, a wife, a mother, a mother-in-law and "Gram". Read More
Board Member
Minister Lydia L. Davis began her service on Metro Ministries Inc.’s Board of Directors in January 2019. Minister Lydia serves at Barnes United Methodist Church, Indianapolis, Indiana serving under the leadership of Sr. Pastor, Rev. Dr. Charles R. Harrison. Read More
Board Member
This is Sherrae's third year serving on Metro's Board. She is a member of University UMC. In general Sherrae is interested in nonprofit work because she believes that we have a responsibility to give back, at no cost to those whom we help, and to do what we can to both lift people and to provide them the tools to lift themselves. Read More
Conference Superintendent, Central District
Rev. Dr. Aleze M. Fulbright is an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church who is a person of conviction in living a personal mission to encourage, equip, and empower all people to live on purpose and live out their God-giveness. Read More
Board Member
First Lady Racelder Grandberry-Trimble joined Metro’s Board of Directors in January 2020. She brings with her this personal statement: “I will serve God and humanity where I can be a positive influence on as many lives as possible.” Read More
Board Member
Dana Hershey, a native of Illinois, has lived in Indiana for 38 years, moving to Avon in 2017. Her husband Brian is a retired Boy Scout professional. Their son, Alex, is pastor of The Branches Community Church in Plainfield, and their daughter, Katy Beringer, is a stay-at- home-mom, recently returned from serving in the mission field in Cambodia. Read More
Board Member
Eric Kersey is a retired elder in the UMC who spent most of his years in ministry serving bi-vocationally in small member congregations in southern Indiana and currently serves in retirement at St. Andrew UMC on the near south side of Indianapolis. Read More
Board Member
Andrea believes in the importance of family development and strengthening families in in order improve communities and neighborhoods. She firmly believes everyone needs support at some point in their lives, and it takes partnership coupled with information to help folks get ahead. Read More
Board Member
When not working, eating or sleeping, Roger spends time with the youth group at church, with his grandkids, and in the yard or watching a movie (his wife watches Hallmark, he likes fantasy and sci/fi). Read More
Board Member
Theresa Phillips is a genuinely happy person and wakes up every day counting her blessings and praising the Lord God for all that He has done in her life. Read More
Board Member
We welcome Amy to her first year serving on Metro Ministries, Inc.’s Board of Directors. Amy loves the act of serving and all the possibilities that it creates for people to be in relationship with one another. Read More
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