Uniting Christians in Ohio to love and serve our neighbors in crisis in the name of Jesus.
The Council Members
The Joseph Council is an Evangelical and Catholic coalition of ministry leaders from across the state.
Council members come from diverse backgrounds across racial, gender, geographic, and denominational lines. The Council works in coordination with state and local government to develop strategies and disseminate credible information in response to the crisis.
Aaron Baer – Citizens for Community Values
Pastor Nick Nye – Catalyst
Pastor John Wootton – Ohio Ministry Network
Dr. Todd Marrah – Tree of Life
Pastors Bill & Barb Herzog – Merge
Peggy Hartshorn – Heartbeat International
Angela Bobblit – Choosing Hope
Pastor Gary Frost – Steele Valley Baptist Association
Pastor Josh Shortridge – Stowe Mission
Pastor Berry Carter – City Bible Church
Peter Range – Diocese of Toledo
Pastor Barry Clardy – Princeton Pike
Pastor Pat Murray – Living Word
Scott Arnold – Youth for Christ
Pastor Les Bowling – Eagle Rock
Austin Hill – The Refuge
Minister Ruth McNeil – Citizens for Community Values
Adam Ward – What If It Was True?
Wally Martinson – Mission Increase Foundation
Dr. Eric Tober – Faith Community Church
David Mahan – Frontline for Youth
Dr. David Forbes – Columbus Christian Center
Averel Meden – The Ohio Christian Education Network
Strategy & Purpose
In response to the coronavirus crisis, The Council:
Disseminates credible information and updates from the Ohio Department of Health about the spread of the virus to churches and ministries
Develops and shares creative and safe solutions to serve our neighbors
Provides insight to elected leaders on the needs and challenges facing our communities.