Janelle Vernon

Janelle Vernon serves as the Executive Director of Communication and Administration, serving to find and share the stories of God at work in The Wesleyan Church. She is known for building strong and effective teams, accomplishing goals through collaborative efforts and a strong work ethic, and she leads with a servant's heart. Employees have described her as someone who "leads from the side." Janelle has a 23-year connection with institutions that have served The Wesleyan Church well: Indiana Wesleyan University and Asbury Theological Seminary. She earned a Master of Arts in Christian Leadership while serving at Asbury. One of her strengths is communication including experience in marketing, public relations, media relations, event planning, crisis management, constituent relations, governance, and legal/organizational policy interpretation. Her career spans private industry, state government and Christian higher education. Janelle accepted Jesus as her Savior at age 10. At age 29, Janelle rededicated her life fully committing to seeking God first and walking in the fullness of that relationship. A member of the laity, Janelle understands clergy having been an enthusiastic ministry partner to her husband, Chuck, for 26 years. Her involvement in the life of the Church includes worship, service, missions, speaking, discipleship and prayer. Her heart is to honor God by serving the Church and her joy in the Lord reflects her abiding faith.