Leadership & Board of Directors


Terry Daniels

Executive Director

Melanie Llontop

Education Director

Danny Carothers

Community Program Director

Laurie Tingle

Finance and Grant Director

Shawna Wood

Mission Director

Krista Steenbergen

Donor Relations Director

Beverly Ray

Assistant to the Executive Director

Board of Directors

Nevil Speer

Chairperson, Personnel Committee Chair

Independent Consultant

Alex Downing

Vice Chairperson, Development Committee Chair 

President & CEO
Frankin Bank & Trust


Linda Johnson

Secretary/Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair

Retired Professor, Western Kentucky University, Gordon Ford College of Business


Tracey Young

Education Committee Chair

Director of Grants and Community Outreach, Warren County Public Schools



Jim Bullington

Realtor, ReMax Real Estate Executive

Leisha D. Carr

Coordinator, Academic Advising & Student Services
WKU Advising & Career Development Center


Terry Daniels

Executive Director, The Foundry


Mark Dickinson

Superintendent, South Central District of the UMC


Jackie Pope-Tarrence

Retired Professor and Administrator, Western Kentucky University


Robert Porter

Sr. Vice President Commercial Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch 

Amy M. Smith

Social Services Specialist, DCBS – Protection & Permanency


Craig Tuck

Senior Pastor, State Street United Methodist Church


Larry Wells

Current Chair of District Trustees

Caleb Wheat

Pastor, St. James United Methodist Church

Lee Young

Minister of Music & Congregational Care, State Street United Methodist Church


Get Involved:

How to Donate

Help support The Foundry’s mission of transformation through the love of Jesus for our neighbors in the West End of Bowling Green.

How to Volunteer

Interested in giving your time and service to help build the community in the West End of Bowling Green? Volunteer with The Foundry.

How to Enroll

Learn about The Foundry’s education process and how parental involvement is critical to the success of the child and the strategy of life-long change.