Board of Directors

Rev. Dr. Melvin E. Jones, CCA

Board President     
Antioch Baptist Church
6531 Little Ox Rd
Fairfax Station, VA 22039-1613
Work Phone: (703) 425-0710 

Laurel Swanson, CCA

Board Vice President
Lutheran Church of the Cross
1701 8th St SW
Altoona, IA 50009-2607
Work Phone: (515) 967-4818

Bill McKelvey, CCA

Board Secretary
Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church
5080 Cahaba Valley Trce
Birmingham, AL 35242
Work Phone: (205) 981-4327

Sheila Bennett, CCA

Rhema Christian Center
2100 Agler Rd
Columbus, OH 43224-4586
Work Phone: (614) 384-0041

David Breeding, CCA

All Saints Presbyterian Church
7808 Rialto Blvd
Austin, TX 78735-8568
Work Phone: (512) 953-1676

Rev. Matt Gates, CCA

Victory Family Church
21150 Route 19
Cranberry Twp, PA 16066-5804
Work Phone: (724) 453-6200

Scott Hendren, CCA CPA

Arkansas Baptist State Convention
10 Remington Dr,
Little Rock, AR 72204

Work Phone: (501) 376-4791

Kelly Rose, CCA

Central Baptist Church of Bearden
6300 Deane Hill Dr 
Knoxville, TN 37919
Work Phone: (865) 588-0586

Sherrie Turner, CCA

Calvary Chapel Newport News
15553 Warwick Blvd Ste K
Newport News, VA 23608-1784
Work Phone: (757) 886-5012

National Staff

Denise Craig, CCA

Chief Executive Officer

Denise has more than 19 years of church administration experience, and most recently she has served as the Executive Pastor of Operations at Abba’s House in Hixson, TN. Denise’s extensive church administration background and strong leadership experience will build upon the great leadership of her predecessors to further strengthen TCN into the future.
Denise received a BS Degree in Vocal Music Education from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, graduate studies in Teaching and Learning at Cumberland University, and graduate course work in Biblical Studies at Berea Bible College. Denise became a Certified Church Administrator (CCA) in 2006 and is a Certified Financial Coach with Ramsey Solutions.

Tammy Mirau

Director of Operations

Tammy joined the staff of The Church Network on July 8, 2003, as administrative associate. She grew up in Commerce, TX, where she graduated from Commerce High School with Honors and attended East Texas State University (now Texas A&M-Commerce). Following the national conference in 2019, she was named director of operations. Before coming to TCN, she served in churches for more than 30 years; Church on the Rock in Rockwall, TX; Forest Meadow Baptist Church in Dallas, TX; Scofield Church in Dallas, TX; and The Heights Church in Richardson, TX. She also worked in the Statistics Department at Interstate Batteries in Dallas, TX. Tammy & her husband, Mike are active members of Family Fellowship in Greenville, TX.

Ernestine Haas

Event Planning Consultant

Ernestine first joined The Church Network as education associate on September 10, 2001, and became conference manager when the position was created in 2006. In July 2019, she was named director of events and publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in drama and English from Hardin-Simmons University and a Master of Arts in humanities from the University of Texas at Dallas. Her employment background includes executive assistant to vice presidents, secondary teacher, community college instructor, school registrar, travel planner, and president of various organizations. A long-time active member of Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas, she sings in the Sanctuary Choir and serves in the children’s ministry. She and her late husband Nat first joined the congregation before they married there in 1978.

Darby Roach

Engagement Coordinator

Darby joined TCN in the fall of 2019 as their engagement coordinator. She grew up attending a nondenominational church in West Tennessee where she was involved volunteering with the youth and worship department. Her studies brought her to Dallas in earlier 2017, graduating that following spring with a Bachelor’s of Applied Arts in Music Business and Marketing from Visible Music College. Prior to joining TCN, she work as a barista for 7 years and in various positions at her home church. In 2020, she moved back to TN and now lives in Memphis with her husband and rescue dog.

Jan Brown

Membership and Chapters Associate

Jan is originally from Colorado and has been in full time ministry with her husband, Dan, for more than 40 years. She has a degree in Elementary Education and Office Administration. She and Dan pastored for 16 years before entering missions full time in 2000. She has served multiple churches and ministries over the years in administrative and financial roles, as well as being a conference speaker and Women’s Bible study leader. She and Dan have lived in 6 states and Israel for two years. Her joy in life is her family, especially her 3 grandsons.

Compliance Officer

Tom Danklefsen, CCA

Grove City United Methodist Church
2650 Columbus St
Grove City, OH 43123-2807
(614) 875-5612