Leadership and Board

Dr. Gary House, Executive Director, Board Chairman

Dr. Gary House has been a pastor, college and seminary professor, and homeschooling father. For several years, he served as Director of the M.A. in Pastoral Ministries and Director of Mentoring at the Huntington University Graduate School in Indiana. He also served as adjunct faculty at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Columbia International University, and Taylor University. He earned a B.A. from Asbury University, an M.Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary, an M.A. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Ph.D. from The University of South Carolina.

Gary and his wife, Laura, live in Lynchburg, VA near two of their three children. Ryan works in ministry with Urban Mountain Adventures and Megan is the founder and director of Ecclesia School of the Arts. His youngest son, Nathan, an electrical engineer, left earthly life at the age of twenty-five in 2016 and Gary looks forward to one day being reunited with him.

Chuck Duke, Treasurer, Board Member

Chuck Duke is a lifelong resident of Indiana and a bonafide serial entrepreneur. He began his career in advertising by cofounding and managing a commercial audio production studio, which later evolved into a video production services boutique. He has worked as a marketing consultant in a variety of industries, focusing on strategic planning and digital messaging. In 1987 Chuck and his wife, Debbie, founded the Little Lamb Christian School, which continues to serve the needs of local families and their children today.

Chuck was a certified Dale Carnegie instructor for several years and is currently an authorized partner with John Wiley and Sons, Inc. In this capacity he conducts training workshops on productive conflict, leadership development, emotional intelligence and the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team©.

He has served on advisory committees and non-profit boards, including the Indiana Make-a-Wish Foundation and the Carmel Symphony Orchestra. He is a graduate of the Indiana University Kelly School of Business with a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and advertising. He and Debbie are high school sweethearts and are the parents of five grown children.

Marsha Matanick, Secretary, Board Member

Marsha Matanick is a life coach with a heart for ministry and a passion for helping people. Her education began with a degree in social work from the State University of New York at Buffalo and she received her MBA from the American Intercontinental University. In addition to coaching, she is employed as a program representative for Indiana Wesleyan University and is on the ministry team of Wellsprings of Freedom International. She formerly served as an overseas missionary.

Marsha currently serves on the board of a non-profit in Indiana, In A Pinch. She resides in Marion, Indiana and her greatest treasures on earth are her four grown children, their spouses, and her six grandchildren.

Andrew Pudewa, Board Member

Andrew Pudewa is the founder and principal speaker of the Institute for Excellence in Writing and a father of seven. Traveling and speaking around the world, he addresses issues related to teaching, writing, thinking, spelling, and music with clarity, insight, practical experience, and humor. His seminars for parents, students, and teachers have helped transform many a reluctant writer and have equipped educators with powerful tools to dramatically improve students’ skills.

Although he is a graduate of the Talent Education Institute in Japan and holds a Certificate of Child Brain Development from the Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, his best endorsement is from  a young Alaskan boy who called him “the funny man with the wonderful words.” He and his wonderful, heroic wife, Robin, have homeschooled their seven children and are now proud grandparents of eleven, making their home in Tulsa, Oklahoma.