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

Pastor Shaun Howard – Chillicothe First Assembly of God

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.

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