Our Board 

Cara Stultz Costello

Cara Stultz Costello is currently the Tuscarawas District Superintendent of the UMC and has served the local area since 2009 as co-pastor of North Canton Faith UMC with her husband the Rev. Steve Stultz Costello. Her first appointment in the East Ohio Conference was as pastor of Spencer UMC (Firelands District), a church she served from 2001 until her appointment to Faith UMC.

Jamar Fleming

Jamar is the Director and CEO of “Men of Tomorrow” and Lead Pastor of Agape Ministries. Jamar is widely recognized for his work in mentoring at-risk youth in the community and his pastoral leadership, and political advocacy.

Joe Gerzina

Finance Committee

Mr. Gerzina was formerly the Community President of Farmer’s Bank where he executed on his vision and created the Farmers’ Stark County market. During his time at Farmers, Gerzina helped oversee the growth of Farmers’ Stark County presence. Mr. Gerzina lives in Canton and also is a board member for Canton Parks and Recreation.

Joanna James

Joanna is the Executive Director of Project REBUILD, an organization located the Greater Shorb Neighborhood. REBUILD re-engages out-of-school youth and support them as they work to obtain their high school diploma or GED and become job-ready while also constructing housing for low and moderate-income individuals and families. 

Scott Life

President & Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair

President and Co-Founder of Impact Development Company, an organization made to maximize the charitable impact of mission investments throughout NE Ohio. 

Patrick Mackie

Secretary

Director of Operations at Lemmon Development

Tony Perez

is the President of Lemmon Development and has been with the company for 8 years. His background in construction and development ranges from senior living to multifamily to retail projects. 

Lemmon Development, a North Canton based developer, has been trusted with development projects across Ohio for over 40 years. Their projects range from land development, retail, multi-family apartments, and senior living.

Jim Porter

Jim Porter is currently the president of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and is a lifelong Stark County resident. 

Tricia Radosevic

Housing Committee

Tricia is a member of Crossroads United Methodist Church and active member of the West Park neighborhood association. 

Terry Regula

Finance Committee

Terry is the CEO of My Community Health Center, a not-for-profit primary care federally qualified health center which provides care to all patients regardless of ability to pay. 

Ernest Roberson

Earnest is a Crossroads UMC worshipper, Free Store and Market volunteer, and active member of the Shorb Community (Newton Area).

Melody Scott

Melody Scott is Vice President for Student Development and also serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet. Personnel in Residence Life, Student Activities, Spiritual Formation, Health Center, and the Counseling Center report to her. 

Betty Smith

Betty is the Executive Director of EN-RICH-MENT (ENjoying the RICHness of Music, Education, Nurturing and Training)  a Canton, Ohio- organization founded in 2012 that provides music, education, training, instruments, art, dance, voice, drumline and agriculture classes free of charge to underserved urban youth ages 5 through 18 years. Yearly, EN-RICH-MENT touches the lives of over 100 youth.

Kelsey Sulivan

Kelsey is an Associate attorney at Winkhart & Minor law practice. Her practice is comprised primarily of residential and commercial real estate, business formation & governance, contract drafting, and estate planning. Kelsey is a graduate of Glenoak High School and the University of Akron Law School.

Jeff Talbert

Jeff is the Superintendent of the Canton City School District. Talbert is coming to Canton after working as the Alliance Superintendent since June 2013. Previous to that, he served as the assistant superintendent for Cleveland Heights-University Heights City Schools for three years.

Taylor Vickers

Our student member of the Canton for All People board, Taylor is a junior at McKinley High School and an aspiring civil rights attorney. She recently won a state title in dramatic interpretation and was a key part in establishing the Canton Free Store and Fresh Market.