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

Kelly Rose, CCA

Board Secretary
Central Baptist Church of Bearden
6300 Deane Hill Dr 
Knoxville, TN 37919
Work Phone: (865) 588-0586
Michael Aycock, CCA
Myers Park Presbyterian Church
2501 Oxford Place
Charlotte, NC 28207

Work Phone: (704) 376-3695 ext.243

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

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, CAE CCA

Chief Executive Officer

Denise Craig, CCA is a strategic leader who is passionate about helping others discover their God-given purpose so they can live and lead well. With over twenty years of personal experience in church leadership, Denise is honored to serve as our association’s Chief Executive Officer. She also serves on the Advisory Panel for Church Executive Magazine, and is a regular speaker for conferences, Bible studies, and financial seminars.

Denise received a BS Degree in Vocal Music Education from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga and did graduate studies in Teaching and Learning at Cumberland University, and in Biblical Studies at Berea Bible College. Denise became a Certified Association Executive (CAE) in 2024, a Certified Church Administrator (CCA) in 2006 and is also Certified Financial Coach. 

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.

Darby Roach

Director of Communications and Marketing

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.


Peyton Johnson

Director of Education and Events

Peyton has worked in education for six years as a business education teacher, and she is excited to join The Church Network community. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in 2014 and her Master of Business Education in 2016 both from Middle Tennessee State University. Peyton is dedicated to her faith and her local church where she serves in the pre-school ministry. While in college, Peyton was an intern in church administration, and it is a blessing to see how God prepares people for His assignments. She plans to use her skills from learning, teaching, and volunteering to help expand and enhance an already great program and further His kingdom. 

Dana Fickling, CCA

Director of Accounting and Development

Dana Fickling, CCA is a dedicated business professional who finds joy serving the Lord and His church.  Prior to coming to TCN, she worked as a Church Administrator for over 24 years. She graduated from Baylor University with a BBA and a minor in Communications. She earned her MBA from Texas Women’s University. Prior to church administration, she worked in the public accounting, manufacturing, and medical industries. Dana has been a long-time member of TCN and became a Certified Church Administrator (CCA) in 2003. Dana and her husband, Karl, a Baptist pastor, have two sons and a beautiful daughter-in-law.  Dana and Karl are members of First Baptist Church, Arlington, Texas.   

Compliance Officer

Ross Burton, CCA (Emeritus)

First Baptist Church
3917 Towering Oaks Dr
Jonesboro, AR 72404
(870) 932-3456