WHO WE ARE

  • Rev. John Arnold ~ Founding Board Member is a PCUSA Pastor serving in Texarkansas where he co-pastors with his wife Susan. John's blog THE PRACTICAL DISCIPLE can be reached using the link to blogs. 
  • Chris Gwaltney ~ Founding Board Member ~ Chris is a consultant to Vincennes University in Vincennes, Indiana. 
  • Rev. Carol McDonald ~ Founding Board Member is the retired Synod Executive of the Synod of Lincoln Trails, PCUSA. Her achievements include leadership in training Interim Pastors and Execs, mentoring new (and not so new) pastors, in addition to offices held at all levels and governing bodies of the PCUSA. Carol lives in Indianapolis. 
  • Anita Rifkind ~ Founding Board Member
  • Mr. James McDonald ~ James' career has been as a Christian Education Consultant and Christian Educator in the PCUSA. 
  • Rev. Dr. Kathleen Weller ~ Director of Peace River Spirituality Center received her Master of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago and a Doctor of Ministry in Christian Spirituality from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. She is a member of Spiritual Director's International and graduate of the SHALEM Spiritual Guidance Program. Kathleen has served congregations in Illinois, Indiana and Florida and has been involved in small group ministries and discipleship for over 25 years. In 2011, Rev. Weller took final vows as a Benedictine Oblate of St. John's Abbey. 
  • Sam Weller ~ Founding Board Member is a pharmacist in Port Charlotte, FL. He's a graduate of the University of California /Irvine and the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy in Chicago. On any day of the week, he'd rather be fishing. Sam has been married to Kathleen for 28years.