WORKFORCE CHAPLAINS TEAM
MARCUS SCHRADER, M. DIV.
President | Chaplain
Marcus Schrader is a nationally certified and ordained chaplain. He is currently in CPE and pursuing board certification. As a licensed and ordained minister he 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, Office Pride, Valve + Meter, Litho Press, David Weekley Homes, Gaylor Electric, Freije RSC and Defenders. Marcus has been married to Jennifer Schrader for over 25 years and they have 7 children: Andrew, Jenna, Lily, Emma, Bethany, Noah, and Isabelle.
Marcus was the Vice President at Crossroads Bible College, now the College of Biblical Studies, where he served for 15 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.
Daron Day, M. Div.
VP of Operations | Chaplain
A licensed minister and ordained chaplain, Daron is currently in CPE training, pursuing his board certification. He has also earned a Master of Divinity degree and currently serves as an associate pastor. Pastoring in the Indianapolis area the last 10 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. Daron loves the 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.
Malar is a certified chaplain and having completed some CPE training, brings many years of chaplain experience to the workplace. She 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. 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 twenties she served as a missionary in India, England, and other parts of Europe for over 3 years. Malar is looking forward to using her wisdom and knowledge to serve Workforce Chaplains and meeting and building friendships for the glory of God.
Elsa Cardona was born in Edinburg, Texas, Rio Grande Valley. She came to Indianapolis in 1995. She has been married to Gerson Cardona for 22 years. They have two amazing sons, three beautiful daughters, and she is a mamaw to fourteen loving grandchildren.
She has a son in the Marines whom she is very proud of, and she prays for him and our military daily. Elsa is an ordained minister and has earned a BA in Leadership and Ministry. She is also a certified CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) instructor. She loves the Lord with all her heart and is excited for her chaplain ministry to both English and Spanish speaking employees.
Julie Beery is mother to four grown children and grandmother to twelve beautiful grandchildren and one great-grandson. Julie was born in Evansville, Indiana, and she has served nationwide as a leader in the healthcare industry for the last 40 years. She holds a BS in Healthcare Management and was a pastor’s wife for over 25 years. She left her previous position as Southern Indiana Regional Sales Specialist at the end of December 2020 to retire from the industry. She has continued to counsel and consult with numerous families and social workers, as well as employees in the industry, to assist them with finding the best solutions for their problems. Her greatest love is representing God with grace and humility each day in every opportunity she encounters to show compassion and build trusting relationships. Her “Happy Place” is serving people from all walks of life and solving problems. In her spare time, she enjoys Bible study, reading, art, photography, swimming, and last but not least, spending quality time with her beloved family. Her two Yorkies, Raphael and Leonardo (named after the great artists) are her constant companions.
Chaplain Clayton K. Stewart is an experienced hospital chaplain, with 4 completed CPE units. He also serves as a minister for a church on the east side of Indianapolis, IN. For over thirty years he has provided the Christian community in various cities with family, individual, and crisis intervention counseling. He conducts diversity training seminars for churches and workshops on Christian doctrine. Clayton has been serving as a part-time Chaplain for six years at IU Health and Community Hospitals. He is a graduate of Gordon Theological Seminary, M.A.C.E., Theological University, M. Div., Duquesne University, M.S. Ed., and Oberlin College, A.B.
Clayton is married to Malar Stewart and they have five adult children and ten grandchildren. During his available times he reads, exercises, and hunts.
Kate Diaz de Leon
Kate Diaz de Leon was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and was raised in southwestern Indiana. She received her BSN in nursing, and is currently an ER nurse in Indianapolis specializing in adult trauma and pediatric emergency. Kate is married to Juan and together they have two young boys. As a child, Kate loved people and wanted to care for them. That led to a 10-plus year career in nursing. Her experience and compassion for others inspired her to use her gifts in serving as a chaplain. Kate’s passion is to love people and help them find hope in times of need.
VP of IT
Dr. Beauregard "Beau" Middaugh has a PhD and MS in Occupational & Environmental Health from Purdue University and has completed graduate course work in web technology through Harvard University. He has been the President/Owner and a Software Engineer of Executive Health & Safety, LLC for more than ten years. Prior to joining Workforce Chaplains, he also served as the University Director for Environmental Health & Safety at Indiana University and as an Adjunct Professor with the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health. Dr. Middaugh has also developed and supported numerous web and dashboard applications in his role at Indiana University and as an independent consultant, and he is actively applying that cutting-edge technology and experience with Workforce Chaplains. Dr. Middaugh is a prior recipient of the Purdue University School of Health Sciences Outstanding Young Alumni Award, the Indiana University EHS Distinguished Service Award, the Kusnetz Outstanding Achievement Award in Occupational Health, the Purdue University School of Health Sciences, Wayne V. Kessler Award (Highest Graduate Student Honor), the Rising Star of Safety Award by the National Safety Council, and the Eli Lilly & Company School of Health Sciences Graduate Award. Beau has been married to his wife Sarah for over ten years and has two daughters.
Maurice Stonecypher is ordained and has served as a chaplain since 2009, IU Health Hospitals since 2012, and Indianapolis VA hospital since 2014. He has been married to Debra for 41 years and has six children and 11 grandchildren. Little did he realize as a young boy running barefoot in the orange groves of Florida the amazing journey God had in store for him; the prophet Isaiah says, for as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:9)
Maurice’s vision for joining the Navy as a Nuclear Operator allowed him to see the world. While serving in the military 26 years, God introduced him to worldwide human needs and taught him servant-leadership skills far beyond his Christian roots in Plymouth, Florida.
God opened doors for Maurice to receive a Master of Divinity – Chaplaincy degree. Marketplace Chaplains USA selected Maurice as the 2014 Chaplain of the Year at the 30th Anniversary Integrity Banquet September 11, 2014. While serving as an IU Hospital chaplain, he completed four units of Accredited Clinical Pastoral Education in the IU Health CPE program, Methodist, North and Saxony Hospitals.
Maurice is grateful that God has allowed him to serve with Workforce Chaplains and Marketplace Chaplains for eleven years. Even though his life path involved many trials, challenges and even failures, God has shaped Maurice to care for people in need. God blesses Maurice, so in like manner; he offers a word of encouragement, prayer, and hope to all people in life’s highways and byways. He feels honored to serve as a part of the team with Workforce Chaplains.
Howard proudly served our country in Vietnam, and after that service, he gave his life to God and to full-time ministry. He is a licensed and ordained minister, has a degree in pastoral leadership, and serves as campus pastor at his church on the eastside of Indianapolis. He also serves as Bible Department Head, Community Outreach Director, and high school Bible teacher at a local school in Indianapolis.
Howard is a certified life coach with extensive involvement with urban and inner city ministry experience. Howard was employed at a large Christian high school for over 25 years. He served as a chapel speaker, small group leader, and worked in staff management. Howard also leads Bible studies at Wheeler Mission for men and shepherds a men’s group at his church. Howard and his wife Lisa reside in the Indianapolis area, and together they have five adult children and ten grandchildren. Howard’s gifts of encouragement and individual discipleship are evident in every area of his life. He has a heart and passion for the chaplain ministry and believes that Workforce Chaplains provides answers for employees in any workplace environment.
Lucretia Jenkins, the youngest of eight daughters, is a native of Terre Haute, IN. Having grown up in the church as the child of a pastor, she has served in many ways, including teaching Sunday school and serving in varied leadership capacities. Lucretia began ministry in August of 2006, which included bereavement and pastoral care. She then became licensed in 2008 and ordained in 2012.
Lucretia has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Religious Studies. After working in the healthcare field for 15 years and working in tech support and four different areas in Human Resources for several years at Roche Diagnostics, she decided to answer the call of chaplaincy and became a hospice chaplain in October of 2019. As a mother of four daughters, and one of eight daughters herself, Lucretia recognizes God’s hand in leading her toward the ministry of women. She is grateful and excited to be used to help others walk in God’s purpose for their life.
Gerson Cardona Was born in Guatemala City. He came to the Unites States when he was 5 years old. He grew up in Oakland California and came to Indianapolis in 1999. He is a devoted husband to Elsa Cardona, a father of 5 kids and a pappi to 14 grandchildren. He is an ordained minister. A former Indianapolis Police Department Chaplain. He graduated with a BA in Leadership and Ministry, and a MA in Leadership and organization. He earned a Master of Divinity degree in 2022.
Content Editor | Chaplain
Jennifer Schrader is a homeschooling mom of seven who has been involved in ministry for many years. Jennifer earned an accredited Bachelor's degree in Counseling in 2020. She was raised in Ottumwa, Iowa, and attended Bible College in Springfield, Missouri where she met her husband Marcus Schrader. Jennifer has been a pastor's wife, ministered in youth groups, and served in many other aspects of ministry. She 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 25 years. Jennifer enjoys reading, traveling, preparing and eating healthy food, spending time with friends and family, and investing in the spiritual, educational, and physical life of her family.
Brock Clark is a devoted husband to Kylonda and father to 4 children. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and raised near Cleveland, Ohio. Brock joined the United States Marine Corps where he gladly served his country for over three years. He spent most of his adult life in New York City where he was in law enforcement for over 20 years. Now retired, he is currently involved in full-time ministry with Inunity formerly known as Zion’s Joy, a multi-racial, multicultural national recording group. He is also a part of the prison ministry at his local church.
Art Director | Chaplain
Ashley Day, an ordained chaplain, has a heart for people in the workplace. Currently the lead sales/marketing designer for IBJ Media, Ashley loves art and graphic design. Her experience in the workplace, her time in ministry, and training have particularly prepared her to help meet the emotional and spiritual needs of those in the workplace. In her free time, she enjoys a great dinner and movie with her husband, Daron, and spending time with her three children.
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 a 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's motto in life is; Fight to Finish Strong! Stay Hungry, Humble, & Hopeful. We are Better Together!
A life-long Hoosier, born and raised in Crawfordsville, Indiana, Mark and his bride of thirty years, Kalay, just recently pulled up stakes and are relocating to Bargersville, just minutes South of Indianapolis.
Mark has worn several hats over the years, including partnering with his brothers on the family farm, sixteen years in manufacturing, five years with Community Corrections, owning his own realty company, and most recently serving full time as Director of Care at a Crawfordsville church.
Mark and Kalay treasure their time together as well as time spent with daughters Olivia, Lexi, and their families. He stays fit by logging miles of trails on his recumbent trike and is passionate about living out God's plan.
Denisha Cole is a mother to a beautiful girl named 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. At this time, she has self-published her 1st children’s picture book as well.
Kathryn was raised in a missionary home on the northern Japanese Island of Hokkaido. She has an undergrad degree in Special Education and taught school in the Navajo Nation. She is married to Jon and 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 Master’s 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 Hernandez Gaspar
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 Melody, and Natalie. Emilio is looking forward to using his wisdom and bilingual skills to serve Workforce Chaplains
Leanne and her husband Dave live in Indianapolis and are the parents of three adult children. She works at a residential facility with programs that focus on the recovery of women exiting human trafficking and addiction. She serves as a mentor and trainer. A former Kindergarten teacher for 15 plus years, she retired early to serve the Lord with a passion for making a difference in the lives of others. Having the opportunity to share hope each day, Leanne is committed to living an authentic life full of love, grace, and encouragement.
Kim has a heart to see people grow in the love and knowledge of God. She has served women through Intercessory prayer groups, Biblical counseling, personal discipleship and mentoring, Bible Study Fellowship, and home Bible studies. At her church she has led Christian Education and the Small Group Ministry. Currently, Kim is a student at Faith Seminary in Lafayette in the Masters of Biblical Counseling program. Kim has been married to Paul for almost 40 years and they share the joy of three grown children and six grandchildren. She and Paul also enjoy leading small groups, doing family/marital counseling and working together with Royal Family Kids, a ministry to children in the Foster Care System. Kim is excited to be called to Workforce Chaplains, desiring to share the love and hope of Christ with all she serves.
From an early age, Steve has had a great love for the local church, serving in an associate ministry role for ten years at his home church in Springfield, Ohio, and for the last 34 years, as Senior Minister in the western metropolitan area of Indianapolis. Being an extrovert, he loves meeting with people and gains great energy from listening to people’s stories and life journeys. He gained both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Cincinnati Christian University and has valued the opportunity to teach globally in Austria, Ukraine, Georgia, Israel, the Philippines, and Ghana. He also finds joy in serving those who are in recovery from addiction.
Steve has been married to his wife of 43 years, Diana, who grew up in Zimbabwe and is a retired elementary school counselor. They share three married children together, Justin, Allison and Chelsea, and seven grandchildren. Much of his free time is spent loving on their family.
Lisa Bellamy serves as a campus minister alongside her husband Howard at their church on the city’s far eastside and has been an active member there for many years. Having given her life to God at an early age, there was no doubt that serving Him by serving others was always at the forefront of her thinking and aspirations.
She retired after over forty years in the workplace and now devotes her time and efforts to spreading the love of God to those in need. Through the years, Lisa has been involved in leading small groups as well as being part of the Women’s Prison Ministry and the Juvenile Detention Ministry and is currently volunteering at the Wheeler Center for Women and Children.
Lisa and Howard are a blended family of five adult children and ten grandchildren and reside in the Indianapolis area. Her hopes for the future are to continue to be the hands and feet of Jesus through service at home and abroad. She believes that Workforce Chaplains is the open door that God is providing for her to reach out to those in the workplace in need of hope and encouragement.
Nick Jackson is a native to Indianapolis, IN. It pleased God to call Nick to Himself in the ensuing months following high school graduation in the summer of 2003. A few years later during a short-term mission trip to Guatemala while in a Mayan-Kekchi village, Nick experienced the birth of a desire to one day serve as a missionary-evangelist to these forgotten people. Nick continued on with his education at IUPUI, then the University of Northwestern—St. Paul, and then on to Bible College at Bethlehem College in Minneapolis, MN, where he earned a Bachelor of Theology.
Nick went on a one-way ticket to serve as a missionary-evangelist in Guatemala from 2012 through 2014 where he lived amongst the Mayan-Kekchi of northern Guatemala. God intersected the lives of Nick and a young lady named Norma from this people group he lived amongst and the two were married in 2013. Their son, Sibbecai Paul, was born on Christmas Eve of 2016, and their daughter Adira Felicity, was born in February 2021.
Doug is a skilled forty-one-year veteran lead pastor, a gifted thirty-one-year certified biblical counselor through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. a certified chaplain through Christian Chaplains and Coaching. He is happily married to his best friend of forty-six years, Kathy. They have two grown children and five grandchildren.
Irina was born in Santa Marta, Colombia. She is married to Mark, a minister. Irina has been blessed with one son. Irina obtained her Bachelor’s in Business Administration and has been working as a human resources professional 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.
Kristen Kendall, an ordained chaplain, grew up in Noblesville, IN. She worked for a restoration company for 10 years, giving hope to people on their worst days. She currently leads the sales team at an engineering firm in Indianapolis. Over the years, she started a self-esteem program for middle school girls, was a board member of a local Christian assistance program, and traveled to Haiti on a mission trip with the goal of showing the love of Jesus and giving hope to everyone she met. Mom is her favorite title, and she loves spending time with her adult children. In her spare time, she enjoys boating, reading, watching sports, and learning and serving with her Bible study group. Kristen has a passion for people who have lost hope, and she loves to let the light of Jesus shine through her.
Jerry is a Hoosier through and through and loves Indiana. Born in Indianapolis, his family moved to the Zionsville area where he entered middle school and completed high school. He then served in the U.S Army. Later, after completing several sales training courses, he moved into a career in sales and marketing. He has completed the Christian Chaplains & Coaches course receiving certification and ordination as a chaplain. Previously, he attended Southern California Bible College, completed more than 100 units of correspondence Bible study courses, in addition to attending numerous Christian seminars. He has served in a variety of positions within the church including elder, deacon, teacher, administrator, greeter and helps. He served 36 years in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation as a result of taking a man’s life in 1979. He has numerous commendations from prison administrators, chaplains, and other staff members attesting to his faith, integrity, work ethic and dedication to helping people. Upon his release in 2016, he moved back to his beloved Indiana to re-establish his life here. He is involved in serving his local church in the Danville, Indiana area including hosting a weekly Bible study with his wife in their home. Jerry is married to his lovely wife Deb, has 2 sons and 2 daughters (1 deceased), 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren with another on the way early in 2023. His frequent statement is, “I’m one blessed man.”
Nathan grew up in North Carolina where he was rescued from a life of rebellion, alcohol, and drugs after receiving salvation at age 19. Soon after that, the Lord directed his path to a Christian college in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It was there that he experienced his life's calling to preach the gospel and pursue vocational ministry as a career. He graduated from college and seminary where he also met his wife, Pam. They have been married for over 40 years. The Lord has blessed them with 2 daughters, their husbands, and 2 grandsons who all live in Ohio. Nathan has pastored churches in 5 states. Currently, he serves as pastor of a church in Muncie, Indiana. He has worked as a retail store manager, where he gained a greater appreciation for the need and value of chaplaincy in the workplace. It was through this experience that God directed him to a national workplace chaplain agency that he worked with for many years. It is his passion to bring the hope that is inherent in the gospel of Christ and his testimony of how Christ can change anyone's life; no matter how desperate or hopeless their life has become. Nathan looks forward to the opportunity to share his story, build relationships, and be an encouragement to others through the open doors that Workforce Chaplains provides.
Miguel Lara, M. Div.
Miguel Lara is an ordained bilingual minister who has been serving as the Hispanic Pastor of a local church since 2017. Before that Miguel served as the Multi-Site Pastor for a church in Ohio for two years. He is an ordained Chaplain. Miguel has a Master of Arts in Religion and a Master of Divinity degree. Miguel is also an experienced certified facilitator which allows him to help and counsel couples who are married or about to get married. Miguel has been married to Alejandra for 20 years and they have 3 children. They were all born in Venezuela and have lived in the U.S. since 2011.
Trey was born and raised in Marion, Indiana. He received a bachelor's and master's degree in pastoral ministry from a Bible college in Chicago where he also played on the basketball team. Trey is an ordained minister and currently serves as a youth pastor in the Indianapolis area. He is proud to be a Hoosier and loves serving the people of his community. Trey has been happily married to his wife Callie for over 7 years. They enjoy staying active together by playing golf and tennis, hiking, and traveling. There is never a dull moment in the Frank home as they raise their 3 young children.
Doug and his wife Jo Ann are blessed with four married children and ten grandchildren. They were in campus ministry for ten years at Ball State University and the University of Indianapolis. He has served as assistant, associate, or senior pastor in five churches, the most recent in a church on the southeast side of Indianapolis. Doug’s ministry has emphasized solid biblical preaching and teaching, discipleship and counseling, and corporate prayer. His passion is laboring with like-minded men and women committed to building up fruit-bearing disciples with a vision to impact their community with the gospel and reveal to the world the glory of God in Jesus Christ.
Jillisa and her husband live in Greenwood and have the joy of 4 adult children and 2 grandchildren. She has been a member of their local church since moving to Indiana in 1998 where she serves on the worship team, mission team, and in children’s and women’s ministry. She has also served on international mission trips and has led women’s Bible studies. Jillisa has a degree in psychology from a Christian college and has worked in the mental health field, in the public school system, in catering for a localrestaurant, and in a medical office. Her greatest joy was staying home to raise her 4 children, but she has also enjoyed jobs where she was able to meet people in the community and build relationships.
Jeff recently retired from a career where he spent the past 44 years serving as a leader in senior housing. The many experiences providing care for those in need and leading care givers, has prepared him to be a great listening ear to those in the workplace. Jeff is a nationally certified and ordained chaplain. Jeff is supporting Workforce as a Chaplain and is very excited to serve to help people.
Mike has been an ordained minister for over 42 years. He is given to assisting people in need of comfort or thoughtful conversation and spiritual care as desired. He seeks to inspire others in the practical application of faith and God’s Word in daily lifestyle. Mike’s past ministry roles include: hospital and academic chaplaincy, congregational pastor and 30 years of service as an Army chaplain. He holds three Master Degrees including an M.Div. and is a published author contributing chapters to four books dealing with the role of faith in peacemaking and military chaplaincies. He has published articles and prayers in devotional books and co-authored a book on spiritual care for combat trauma soldiers. Mike and his wife are nearing 50 years of marriage and celebrate three daughters and their families with nine grandchildren. He delights in family adventures and serving his local church.
Joel and his wife Aprille live in Toledo, OH and have been married for twenty-one years. In addition to being a pastor and elder at his church, Joel works as a funeral celebrant in the Toledo area and as a consultant at Community Service Institute (CSi), a faith-based organization specializing in mentoring leaders in the marketplace. In following his call to full-time vocational ministry, Joel has spent several decades working in local churches, leading volunteer chaplains at the YMCA, and serving in group homes and homeless shelters.
By the grace of God, he and Aprille are the parents of seven children, five of whom are adopted, ages ten to twenty. In 2000, Joel graduated with a BA in Pastoral Studies and with a MA in Theological Studies in 2007. He earned a Master of Divinity degree in 2022. In his free time Joel enjoys driving his old Camaro and riding motorcycles with friends and family.