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Dr. Ruth Lyons President

Dr. Ruth Lyons President

Rev Dr. Ruth Lyons – Lives on the field and has served abroad 4+ decades in Central Asia. GBC graduate 12/79. External Consultant Specialist on Central Asia & Islam. Serving with NAECHOG since 2012.

The Duties of the President:

The president shall be the chief executive officer of the corporation and shall, subject to the control of the board of directors, supervise and control the affairs of the corporation and the activities of the officers. He or she shall perform all duties incident to his or her office and such other duties as may be required by law, by the articles of incorporation, or by these bylaws, or which may be prescribed from time to time by the board of directors.

Unless another person is specifically appointed as chairperson of the board of directors, the president shall preside at all meetings of the board of directors and, if this corporation has members, at all meetings of the members. Except as otherwise expressly provided by law, by the articles of incorporation, or by these bylaws, he or she shall, in the name of the corporation, execute such deeds, mortgages, bonds, contracts, checks, or other instruments which may from time to time be authorized by the board of directors.

Board of Directors

Rev. Yoshiki Hosoda

Rev. Yoshiki Hosoda

I am bi-vocational Christian Minister who works for Automotive related parts Mfg. Co. Sales and First Church of God, Lexington, KY. Serving with NAECHOG since 2011.

Rev. Donna Bevels

Rev. Donna Bevels

Donna is an ordained minister with twenty-seven years tenure serving in Missouri and Georgia.

She also served as a Hospice Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator for eleven years.

She is actively serving as the Minister of Discipleship and Education at First Steps Church of God in Farmington, Missouri.

She serves with NAECHOG as a Board member.

Rev. Woodrow Wilson

Rev. Woodrow Wilson

Founding and Senior Pastor at God's Community Outreach, Chillicothe, OH since 1995. Serving with NAECHOG for a few decades.

Rev. Jimmy Swogger

Rev. Jimmy Swogger

Lead Pastor at Oakland Church of God in Distant Pennsylvania since 1989.

Consultants for NAECHOG

Dr. Jim Johnman

Dr. Jim Johnman

Retired from Church of God Ministries and the Hispanic Concilio as Director of Church Planting of Spanish Language Churches and Director of Evangelism. Served fifteen years in National leadership capacity and 45 years in ordained ministry as a local pastor of the Church of God in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Kerry Joe Miller

Kerry Joe Miller

I have been a ventriloquist since 1985, and I served in the United States Army from 1992 to 2002. Since 2002 I have spent my time supporting those serving and their families who remain behind and in ministry as a ventriloquist.

Rev. Dr. Connie Cissna Secretary

Rev. Dr. Connie Cissna Secretary

Rev. Dr. Connie Cissna served the Church of God for over twenty years as a full-time evangelist, church planter, college pastor and instructor, and past National Association of Evangelism President. For the past ten years, she served as a local pastor and New Church Development specialist coaching 22 churches for the United Methodist Church.

The Duties of the Secretary:

Certify and keep at the principal office of the corporation the original, or a copy, of these bylaws as amended or otherwise altered to date.

Keep at the principal office of the corporation or at such other place as the board may determine, a book of minutes of all meetings of the directors, and, if applicable, meetings of committees of directors and of members, recording therein the time and place of holding, whether regular or special, how called, how notice thereof was given, the names of those present or represented at the meeting, and the proceedings thereof.

See that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of these bylaws or as required by law.

Be custodian of the records and of the seal of the corporation and affix the seal, as authorized by law or the provisions of these bylaws, to duly executed documents of the corporation.

Keep at the principal office of the corporation a membership book containing the name and address of each and any members, and, in the case where any membership has been terminated, he or she shall record such fact in the membership book together with the date on which such membership ceased.

Exhibit at all reasonable times to any director of the corporation, or to his or her agent or attorney, on request therefor, the bylaws, the membership book, and the minutes of the proceedings of the directors of the corporation.

In general, perform all duties incident to the office of secretary and such other duties as may be required by law, by the articles of incorporation, or by these bylaws, or which may be assigned to him or her from time to time by the board of directors.

Jean Hartley Treasurer

Jean Hartley Treasurer

Jean Hartley is the CEO of Hartley Tax & Accounting, LLC. She established this firm in order to provide ministers and Churches with expert tax consultation concerning ministry tax. She is a tax accountant specializing in ministry tax and accounting with 28 years of experience in the accounting field and 23 years specializing in ministry tax. She also specializes in missionary tax and nonprofit tax. She is a QuickBooks Pro Advisor. Jean graduated from Anderson University and is an enrolled agent with the IRS which gives her a special designation that allows her to talk to the IRS on clients’ behalf. She is a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals, Trustee of Servant Solutions (Church of God Board of Pension), and consultant for MinistryWorks. She has a passion for helping the minister and the Church.

The Duties of the Treasurer Shall Be:

Have charge and custody of, and be responsible for, all funds and securities of the corporation, and deposit all such funds in the name of the corporation in such banks, trust companies, or other depositories as shall be selected by the board of directors.

Receive, and give receipt for, monies due and payable to the corporation from any source whatsoever. Disburse, or cause to be disbursed, the funds of the corporation as may be directed by the board of directors, taking proper vouchers for such disbursements.

Keep and maintain adequate and correct accounts of the corporation’s properties and business transactions, including accounts of its assets, liabilities, receipts, disbursements, gains, and losses. Exhibit at all reasonable times the books of account and financial records to any director of the corporation, or to his or her agent or attorney, on request therefor.

Render to the president and directors, whenever requested, an account of any or all of his or her transactions as treasurer and of the financial condition of the corporation.

Prepare, or cause to be prepared, and certify, or cause to be certified, the financial statements to be included in any required reports.
In general, perform all duties incident to the office of treasurer and such other duties as may be required by law, by the articles of incorporation of the corporation, or by these bylaws, or which may be assigned to him or her from time to time by the board of directors.