Midwest mission staff

  • Chantel Corrie

    Executive Director

    Chantel is beyond thrilled to be taking over for Pat Wright as Executive Director.  "This is a seed God planted in me three years ago when I first met Pat."  Chantel worked at Midwest Mission as the Director of Development in 2015 and was shocked when God called her away to a position at First United Methodist Church in Springfield, IL but she and Pat both trusted God's plan and left the door open.  "It became evident through God using multiple people that He was calling me back last fall.  I learned and grew so much in every aspect of my life during the two years I served at Springfield First UMC but most importantly, I became a truly devoted disciple of Christ.  The vessel God uses to be his hands and feet at Midwest Mission is changing but he will still remain in control.  I am so grateful God has called me here to serve and help change lives through Jesus Christ."

    Chantel was raised in Broadlands, IL and graduated from Illinois State University with a major in Organizational Leadership and Human Resources Management.  Chantel and her husband Brian live in the country just outside Chatham with their 3 daughters, Kerrigan, Makenna, and Miranda.

    Chantel's prayer for Midwest Mission: "Midwest Mission's light in the world continues to shine brighter and touch more lives for Christ."

    Email: chantel@midwestmission.org

  • Brad Walton

    operations manager

    Brad came on staff at Midwest Mission October of 2013.  He is no stranger to Midwest Mission having collaborated in shipments and disbursements previously.  He has been a friend of Midwest Mission for years!  Brad has a lot of experience in warehouse logistics and operations.  He has also traveled with shipments and seen disbursements in action; seeing with his own eyes the need of God's people both nationally and internationally.  Brad's role is to assist staff and missionaries in daily operations.  He also looks after the overall building and grounds maintenance, upkeep and lives on site to provide assistance as needed. When asked what he likes about working a Midwest Mission he said "Helping those in need!"

    Brad's prayer for Midwest Mission:"Continue to partner with others while not forgetting our roots."

    Email: brad@midwestmission.org

  • Cindy Chase

    office Manager

    Cindy lives in Chatham, Illinois with her husband Steven and their sons Adam and Luke. Cindy earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Arts Management from Illinois Wesleyan University and has worked at various jobs in New York City, Clearwater, FL, Nashville, TN, and Chatham, IL.

    Cindy’s prayer for Midwest Mission: “That God will continue to bless Midwest Mission and help us reach those in need, wherever they may be.”

    Email: cindy@midwestmission.org

  • barb hedinger

    Missionary coordinator

    Barb Hedinger began at Midwest Mission as a day missionary before being hired as the Missionary  Coordinator in April of 2018. She can be found anywhere from the Kit Room to the warehouses, coordinating and assisting missionaries and working with the visiting Missionary Leaders. Her goal is to make sure that everyone is having a wonderful experience at Midwest Mission.

    Barb lives in an 1869 farmhouse just around the corner from the farm where she grew up. She has a
    degree in education from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and has taught Kindergarten, first grade and home-school. She has a sweet husband (Steve), three fantastic daughters (Hallie, Hannah and Grace), and two crazy cats (Nelson and Lewis).

    Barb’s prayer for Midwest Mission: “That the love and prayers of the donors, missionaries and staff, infused into each item that passes through Midwest Mission, will envelop each recipient in God’s amazing and powerful love and peace."

    Email: barb@midwestmission.org

  • Ashley Earles

    Communications Manager

  • Ramon Ortiz

    Operations Manager

  • Pat wright

    administrative specialist

  • sue zellers

    administrative specialist

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is made up of two delegates from each conference of the North Central Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church and up to three delegates from neighboring conferences. 

Chairperson- Clayton Coffey, East Ohio Conference, Salesville, OH
Vice-Chair- Kyle Rominger, Illinois Great Rivers Conference, Rochester, IL
Secretary- Tanya Oberg, Minnesota Conference, Rochester, MN
Treasurer- Jeffrey Koch, Illinois Great Rivers Conference, Chatham, IL

Conference Representatives
Don Archambeau, Detroit Conference, Livonia, MI
Patty Nelson, West Ohio Conference, Minster, OH
Joel Certa-Werner, Wisconsin Conference, Superior, WI
Rev. Clayton Coffey, East Ohio Conference, Salesville, OH
Don Fowler, Nebraska Conference, Columbus, NE

Rita Gaither-Gant, Indiana Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Roger Henry, Iowa Conference, Albia, IA
Lynette Jordan, Wisconsin Conference, Neosho, WI
Linda Priest, Northern Illinois Conference, Bolingbrook, IL
Angie Ransom, Illinois Great Rivers Conference, Carbondale, IL
Joyce Stonehocker, Iowa Conference, Newton, IA
Lyndy Zabel, Minnesota Conference, 

Emeritus Member
Rev. Jack Travelstead, Illinois Great Rivers Conference, Springfield, IL

Ex Officio Members
Mike Krost, Endowment Chair, Chillicothe, IL
Sue Weston, Twice Giving Gift Shop, Pawnee, IL
Gene Turner, Illinois Great Rivers Conference, Springfield, IL
Tammy Kuntz, North Central Jurisdiction Volunteer in Mission Coordinator  
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