LEADERSHIP

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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.

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Julie Beery
VP Strategic Growth & Senior Living Engagement | Chaplain

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 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 great artists) are her constant companions.

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Mauree Priest
VP of Business Development | Chaplain

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.

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Dr. Beauregard Middaugh
Systems & Analytics Support

Dr. Beauregard "Beau" Middaugh has a PhD and MS in Occupational & Environmental Health from Purdue University.  He is the Owner of Executive Health & Safety, LLC, is the University Director for Environmental Health & Safety at Indiana University, and has served in many other voluntary non-profit leadership roles throughout his career.  Dr. Middaugh has also developed and supported numerous web and dashboard applications in his role at Indiana University and as an independent consultant, and has actively applied that cutting-edge knowledge and experience with Workforce Chaplains. 

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 23 years and they have 7 children: Andrew, Jenna, Lily, Emma, Bethany, Noah, and Isabelle.

Marcus is also a Vice President at Crossroads Bible College, now the College of Biblical Studies where he has served for over 14 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

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Jennifer Schrader
Chaplain

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.

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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!

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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

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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!

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Mark Stevens

Chaplain

Denisha Cole

Chaplain

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.

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Kathryn Beckwith
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.

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.

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Emilio Hernandez Gaspar

Chaplain

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. 

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Joshua Barrett

Chaplain

Joshua has a servant's heart for all those in need. He works with many local non-profits from an advisory position and runs his non-profit “Go Be Love Inc.” Joshua has a very intense background and he strives to use his experiences to help counsel others. After nearly 20 years in the corporate world, Joshua left to pursue a path of ministry. He now lives downtown Indianapolis with his wife and 2 teenage kids. He has a real passion for serving the homeless and hurting. Joshua brings recovery programs and small groups to jails, rehabs, and shelters making sure everyone hears the promise of Christ. He attended Word of Life Bible Institute and received his Bachelors in Christian Ministry from Davis Christian College and is currently attending Ohio Theologian Seminary pursuing his Masters in Divinity.

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Kim Cantrell

Chaplain

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, home Bible Studies, and 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.

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Howard Bellamy

Chaplain

A licensed minister, Howard has a degree in Pastoral ministry and is currently serving  as the Campus pastor at The Caring Place on the Eastside of Indianapolis. After his service in Vietnam, Howard turned his eyes to the Lord and came to Christ as an adult.  Howard is a certified life coach with extensive involvement with Urban and Inner City ministry experience. Howard has been employed with Heritage Christian for over 20 years, finding opportunities such as chapel speaking, small group leader, staff management along with committed service to Christian Education to have really grown his faith journey. Howard also leads bi-weekly studies at Wheeler Mission and shepherds a men's group at The Caring Place. 

 

Howard is married to Lisa Bellamy and together they have five adult aged children along with nine grandchildren living and they reside in the Fishers area. Howards gifts of encouragement and individual discipleship are evident in every area of his life. Howard has a heart and passion for the Chaplain ministry and believes that Workforce Chaplains provides answers for employees in any workplace environment.

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Steve White
Chaplain

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.

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Clayton Stewart
Chaplain

Chaplain Clayton K. Stewart, is the Ministering Evangelist for Capital City Church of Christ, 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.

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Nick Jackson
Chaplain

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.

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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.

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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.