LEADERSHIP

Daron Day, M. Div.
VP of Operations | Chaplain

A licensed minister in the community, Daron earned a Master of Divinity degree and currently serves as an associate pastor in New Palestine. Pastoring in the Indianapolis area the last six years, he has had the opportunity to encourage and counsel many people. Spending 10 years in the banking industry has also helped Daron understand the variety of issues employees, managers, and business owners face and how a chaplain can make a difference. Growing up in Brownsburg, and having lived in Avon and New Palestine, Daron loves Indianapolis area and the people who call it home. Daron is thankful for the opportunity to help and encourage people from his community through Workforce Chaplains. In his free time, he enjoys trying out Indy's ever expanding restaurant scene with his wife, Ashley, and spending time with his kids.

Mauree Priest
VP of Business Development

Mauree has led many strategic initiatives having a positive impact, with a proven history of growing lines of business.  She has worked in various roles from business development to sales operations and marketing, achieving highly successful results. Mauree started her career in 2009 as a Charge Nurse at a rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility.  She has broadened her education and experience over the years to include pharmaceutical sales and regional sales & marketing management. She is currently pursuing her MBA.

Mauree was born and raised in a small farming community in Central Illinois. She and her husband, Brent relocated to Indiana in 2014, where they made Noblesville their new home, along with their 2 boys, Dylan and Drake. In her free time, Mauree enjoys volunteering at her church and supporting the local missions, exercise, spending time with her family, and encouraging and inspiring others as a certified life coach.

MARCUS SCHRADER, M. DIV.

President | Chaplain

Marcus Schrader is a licensed and ordained minister who has been involved in chaplaincy for many years.  He has a Master of Divinity degree from a regionally accredited Seminary and earned certification with Marketplace Chaplains USA and with the US Christian Chaplain Association.  He has volunteered as a chaplain with the YMCA for the past 10 years.  As a chaplain in the corporate world he has served companies such as Habitat for Humanity Greater Indy, Macro Missionary, Office Price, Valve + Meter, Litho Press, David Weekley Homes, Bickford Senior Living, Freije RSC and Defenders.  Marcus has been married to Jennifer Schrader for 22 years and they have 7 children:  Andrew (20) Jenna (18) Lily (15)  Emma (12)  Bethany (8)  Noah (5) and Isabelle (2).
Marcus is also a Vice President at Crossroads Bible College, now the College of Biblical Studies where he has served for over 13 years.  Marcus is very passionate about helping business leaders better serve their employees in a holistic way by helping with their spiritual and emotional needs. Marcus enjoys reading, traveling, meeting new people, doing new things, history, playing sports, laughing and spending time with family and friends.

CHAPLAINS

Jennifer Schrader is a homemaker and homeschooling mom who has been involved in ministry for many years.  She was raised in Ottumwa, Iowa.  She attended Bible College in Springfield, Missouri where she met her husband Marcus Schrader.  Jennifer has been a pastor’s wife, ministered in youth groups, taught Sunday School, Children’s Church and served in many others aspects of ministry.  In her spare time she is involved in being a mother to her children including educating them at home.  Her oldest earned an accredited Bachelors of Arts degree in English at age 17 and now she is focused on the other six children who are still in the home.  Jennifer has counseled many women and brings a wealth of marriage, family, children and relationship experience and insight to our team.    She has been married to her husband for over 20 years and she has 7 children:    Andrew (18) Jenna (16) Lily (13)  Emma (10)  Bethany (6)  Noah (3) and Isabelle (10 mo.).  Jennifer enjoys reading, preparing and eating healthy food, spending time with friends and family, traveling and investing in the spiritual, educational and physical life of her family.

Alphonso Bailey is the founder and Executive Director of Down But Not Out, Inc. He had everything going for him; a good family and a football scholarship to Kentucky State University. A series of poor choices landed him in prison and took away all of his freedoms, hopes and dreams! 

Determined to turn his life around, Alphonso focused on his faith and through determination, self-discipline and the right attitude he experienced a new freedom! The sport of boxing coupled with his intense desire to grow emotionally and spiritually freed him from a life of crime and despair. Alphonso, with the help of the Lord, came to understand true freedom. Now he’s sharing and teaching that same sense of freedom to others!

Ashley Day
Chaplain

Ashley Day has a heart for the people of Indy having grown up in Brownsburg and worked in the city for more than a decade. Currently the lead graphic designer for IBJ Custom & Book Publishing, a division of the Indianapolis Business Journal, Ashley previously did design work for the Indianapolis Star. Her experience in the workplace, her time as a pastor's wife over the past six years, and a minor in women's ministry have prepared her to help meet the needs of women in the workplace. Ashley earned a bachelor's degree in graphic design from Cedarville University. Ashley co-leads the women's ministry at her church and volunteers in the children's ministry. In her free time she enjoys a great dinner and movie with her husband Daron and spending time with her two children, eight and five years old.

Alphonso Bailey

Chaplain

Ken Johnson
Chaplain

Ken, an ordained minister, served on the Tulsa police department before moving to a position in Indianapolis with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Soon thereafter, he became the Protestant Chaplain to the Indianapolis Colts. He has utilized his platform as a springboard to reach out across America, effectively inspiring and empowering people of all ages and from all walks of life. Ken motto in life is; Fight To Finish Strong! Stay Hungry, Humble, & Hopeful. We are Better Together!

H. Norell Taylor III
Chaplain

Denisha Cole

Chaplain

H. Norell Taylor, III is the Founder and Senior Pastor of New Living Bible Church, a multiethnic and multicultural Church in Indianapolis.  As a servant of Christ, his main passion is to equip and empower next generation leaders to discover, develop and deploy their God-given purpose. In 1991, he joined the U.S. Army and served for nine years as a Fire Support Sergeant in the 38th Artillery Division.  While attending Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church on December 27, 1997. God called him to preach the gospel at the age of twenty-four. Pastor Taylor began attended Summons Bible College and later, Crossroads Bible College, where he received a B.S. in Pastoral Studies in 2008.  He graduated from Grace College located in Winona Lake, IN, where he received an honorable Master of Business Administration. In addition, he has received counseling training. Pastor Taylor is the husband of one wife, Nicole S. Taylor. They have been married for fifteen glorious years.  He is the father of five wonderful children, Cordaryl, Christopher, Gabbi, Norell IV, and Elisha Norell.   

Denisha Cole is a mother to a beautiful girl name Gracelynn, whom she homeschools. She was raised on the Far Eastside of Indianapolis. She has received her Bachelor’s in Leadership and Ministry from Crossroads Bible College. Denisha has been doing youth outreach and community work for 10 years. She has partnered with Carriage House East Apartments to do story time for the children in the community. She believes that reading enriches one’s life. In this time, she has self-published her 1st children’s picture book as well.

In Denisha’s spare time, she enjoys reading, doing jigsaw puzzles, researching, creating natural products and pouring into her daughter. She is excited to serve and be a part of the Workforce Chaplain family.

Kathryn Beckwith
Chaplain

Emilio Hernandez Gaspar

Chaplain

Kathryn was raised in a missionary home on the northern Japanese Island of Hokkaido. She has an undergrad degree from Arizona State in Special Education and taught school in the Navajo Nation . She has been married to Jon for 39 years they have raised 4 amazing adults who love the Lord and are grandparents to 6 little charmers. She is a licensed and ordained minister. In 2009 she received a Masters Degree in Christian studies with a concentration in Biblical Counseling. She has served as an addiction counselor with Life Challenge, a Life Coach with clients from around the country and is the founder of Epic Life Ministries. Epic Life sponsors retreats and conferences across the nation and encourages men and women to discover their true identity in Christ and teaches tools to develop intimacy and maturity in Christ.  Kathryn’s passion is to encourage and empower women to step into the identity of adored daughters of the King and walk in fearless freedom.

Emilio was born in Guatemala, Central America. God called him to be a Spanish church planter in United States. By God’s grace he started three churches: One in Alabama and two in Indiana. During his pastoral ministry he worked with Marketplace Chaplains for a long time. Emilio obtained a Diploma in Biblical Studies at Baptist University of the Americas in San Antonio, Texas. He currently working as pastor at his new church plant “Iglesia Camino Eterno”

in Indianapolis, IN. He is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. Emilio is married to Katherine Santiago (from Colombia) and have three children: Kayla (13) Melody (11) Natalie (4) Emilio is looking forward to using his wisdom and bilingual skills to serve Workforce Chaplains. 

Malar Stewart
Chaplain

Malar serves with her husband Clayton Stewart who is a minister at a church on the Eastside of Indianapolis.  She also has her Masters in Biblical Studies from Sunset School of Preaching.  They have five children and four grandkids.  Together they have fostered over a thousand children the past 33 years.  Malar has a special love for people from all walks of life and is eternally grateful to God for those rich experiences. She was born and raised in Malaysia and in her late 20’s she served as a missionary in India, England and Europe for over 3 years.  Malar is looking forward to using her wisdom and knowledge to serve Workforce Chaplain and meeting and building friendships for the glory of God.

Irina Sorrels
Chaplain

Irina was born in Santa Marta-Colombia. She is married with Mark Sorrels an American Baptist Minister who serves as a pastor at Hayden Baptist Church. Irina has been blessed with one son; Roberto (24).  Irina obtained her Bachelor’s in Business Administration and has been working as a Human Resources Professional leading multi-cultural teams; promoting and enforcing compliance, programs, and policies; and seamlessly implementing new programs for companies in Southern Indiana. 

Irina is a committed advocate, who has been serving the needs of victims and survivors of human trafficking, domestic violence, and substance abuse. She has been trained in human trafficking prevention, outreach, crisis, counseling, and intervention services, leveraging 10+ years in outreach, faith-based programs, advocacy, and supporting social causes.

Jennifer Schrader
Chaplain

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