Staff

Cory Newman

Cory Newman

Executive Director
Melanie Bicket

Melanie Bicket

Membership Director
Tom McGinnes

Tom McGinnes

Busniess Manager

Board Members

Michael Rottmann

Michael Rottmann

National Board President
Chris Comella

Chris Comella

Vice President
Kate Elkins

Kate Elkins

Secretary
Lisa Rau Corr

Lisa Rau Corr

Treasurer
Beth Coburn

Beth Coburn

National Ambassador
TBA

TBA

Regional & Synodical Relations
TBA

TBA

Pastor Representative
Jennifer Bond

Jennifer Bond

ELEA Employee Benefits Administrator
Janelle Hooper

Janelle Hooper

ELCA Representative
Statement for Diversity and Inclusion for the ELEA Board

We, the Board of the ELEA, propose a change of heart, mind and action to dismantle any form of existing structure of discrimination on our Board and in our ministry. We condemn any form of discrimination or harassment based on color, gender, race, ethnicity, social or socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender expression, or physical or intellectual ability. We desire to: 

  •  Establish and ensure sustained authentic diversity on the ELEA Board going forward,
  • Model diversity and anti-racism as core to our values and mission as a ministry of the ELCA,
  • Reflect the staff and students we serve, 
  •  Become more aware, be intentional, and be kept accountable for our actions.