SpiritCare Center Leadership
EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATOR &
IRIS B. VEST SPIRITCARE CENTER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Division of Care welcomes Bishop Mitchell E. Corder as the Executive Administrator and
the Executive Director of the Iris B. Vest SpiritCare Center at the 2018 General Assembly of the Church of God.
Bishop Corder began his vocational ministry nearly 40 years ago as a church planter in New England and served faithfully and effectively in pastoral ministry for over 19 years. Following a significant time of pastoral ministry at the Plant City Church of God in Florida, Bishop Corder was appointed as the State Evangelism and Home Missions Director for the state of Florida, and later as State Administrative Bishop for the states of Kansas, Michigan, Virginia and Tennessee. He has served on the Church of God International Council of Eighteen and other numerous committees at the international church level. Most recently, he was appointed by the Church of God International Executive Committee to the position of Executive Administrator of the Division of Care.
Bishop Corder’s passion is to build the Kingdom of God through leadership development and facilitating ministry partnerships. Most importantly, he is husband to Wendy, and father to his grown and married daughters, Sarah and Hannah.
We are blessed to have the leadership of Bishop Corder over the Division of Care. We firmly believe the Good Hand of God is upon us!
MINISTRIES CONSULTANT FOR THE DIVISION OF CARE
The Division of Care welcomes Wendy Corder as Ministries Consultant to the Division of Care.
In 1982, Wendy married her husband Mitchell, and they share two beautiful daughters: Sarah,
who is married and living in Hixson, Tennessee, and Hannah, who is a student at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
The first 16 years of Wendy’s marriage were spent serving as a pastor’s wife. Her service has continued for the past 16 years in denominational leadership in the states of Florida, Kansas, Michigan, Virginia, and Tennessee.
Wendy is a frequent speaker at women’s conferences and special services. She is a gifted communicator, sharing life application principles from God’s Word with warmth and humor. She also enjoys writing, spending time with her family, interior decorating, traveling, and antique shopping. She has a heart for ministers’ wives and wishes to equip them with tools for their lives in ministry.
Rev. Sandra Melcher completed the Ministerial Programs of the Church of God, Cleveland, Tennessee. She received the Ministerial Exhorters License Certificate in August 2005 and the Ordained Licensed Minister Certificate in August 2007. While living in Mississippi, Rev. Melcher served as a full-time Student Pastor.
Rev. Melcher and her husband, Mike, moved to Newport, Tennessee from Mississippi in February 2010 to serve as the Student Pastor at the Newport Church of God. While serving in this ministry position, her husband, Mike Melcher, went to be with the Lord at the early age of 48. He served as the maintenance director
at the Iris B. Vest SpiritCare Center (formerly known as the Widows Ministry Center) in Sevierville, Tennessee.
Rev. Melcher continued in ministry at the Newport Church, and in January 2012 was asked to serve as the Administrative Pastor.
During the summer of 2013, Rev. Sandra was ask to serve as interim at the Indian Creek Church and then was voted in and appointed as Lead Pastor. In the fall of 2014, Rev. Melcher served as the Administrative Assistant under the executive leadership of Bishop Timothy and Sharon Nuckles at the Iris B. Vest SpiritCare Center. In August 2016, Rev. Melcher became the Executive Coordinator of the Center under the leadership of the Division of Care Executive Administrator and Executive Director, Dr. Donnie Smith. In August 2018, Rev. Melcher was reappointed as the Executive Coordinator under the leadership of Bishop Mitchell E. Corder.
Rev. Melcher has two children: Rev. Michael Melcher, Jr. (wife, Kristi) and Sheena Hogan (husband, Christopher) and five grandchildren: Carson, Reiley, Ann Lynn Holcomb; Krista Deberal and Kaylee Naomi Hogan.