& IRIS B. VEST SPIRITCARE CENTER DIRECTOR
The Division of Care welcomes Bishop Mitchell E. Corder as the Executive Administrator and the Director of the Iris B. Vest SpiritCare Center at the 2018 General Assembly of the Church of God.
Bishop Mitchell Corder began his pastoral ministry more than 30 years ago as a church planter in New England and served faithfully and effectively as a Senior Pastor for over 17 years. As a result, he has a great love for the local church and for pastors. Following a powerful time of pastoral ministry at the Plant City Church of God in Florida, he 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. His greatest passion is to build the Kingdom of God through leadership development and facilitating ministry partnerships. Most importantly,
Bishop Corder is husband to his wife, Wendy, in Tennessee, and father to two daughters: Sarah (Holland) who is married and living in Tennessee and Hannah who is a student at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. We are blessed to have the leadership of the Corders over the Division of Care. We firmly believe the Hand of God is upon us!
MINISTRIES CONSULTANT FOR DIVISION OF CARE
Division of Care welcomes Mrs. Wendy Corder as Ministries Consultant . In 1982, Mrs. 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 Mrs. 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.
Mrs. 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, travel, and antique shopping. She has a heart for ministers’ wives and wishes to equip them with tools for their lives in ministry.
Reverend Sandra Melcher, Executive Coordinator. Contact her office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rev Melcher completed the Ministerial Programs of the Church of God. Their International Headquarters are in Cleveland, Tennessee. She received the Ministerial Exhorters License Certificate in August, 2005 and the Ordained Licensed Minister Certificate in August 2007.
Rev. Melcher and her husband, Mike, came to the Newport area from Mississippi in February 2010 to serve as the Student Pastor at the Newport Church of God. While serving in this ministry position, Mike 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 former known as Widows Ministry Center in Sevierville. Rev. Melcher continued in ministry at Newport Church and in January 2012 was asked to serve as the Administrative Pastor.
Then 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 came on staff under the leadership of the Iris B Vest SpiritCare Center Director, Bishop Timothy and Sharon Nuckles as the Administrative Assistant.
August 1, 2016, under the leadership of the Division of Care Executive Administrator and Iris B Vest SpiritCare Center Director, Dr. Donnie Smith, Rev. Melcher became the Executive Coordinator.
August 1, 2018, under the leadership of the Division of Care Executive Administrator and Iris B. Vest SpiritCare Center Director, Bishop Mitchell E. Corder, Rev. Melcher continues as the Executive Coordinator.
Before coming to Newport, Rev. Melcher was a full-time Student Pastor as well as volunteer in the Mississippi area.
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.