Staff Directory

Executive & Communications Team

Inspiring gospel advancement in our churches by sustaining our mission and vision, cultivating partnerships across the Southern Baptist Convention, and telling the stories of our state convention.

Dr. Ryan Strother

Executive Director

(317) 481-2400 x223

Alison Blankenship

Executive Assistant & Communications Director

(317) 481-2400 x225

Greg Cooper

Graphic Design & Media Specialist

317-481-2400 x240

Financial Operations and Stewardship Team

Partner with churches to carry the Great Commission forward by providing financial and administrative support.

Kyle Brennan

Team Leader for Financial Operations and Stewardship

(317) 481-2400 x233

Tracy Stewart

Ministry Assistant

317-481-2400 x237

Church and Leader Mobilization Team

Ensuring the SCBI’s next step process runs efficiently. To cultivate encouragement, growth, and care for SCBI church leaders.

Scooter Kellum

Team Leader for Church and Leader Mobilization

(317) 481-2400 ext 247

Dan Conrades

Associate Team Leader for Church and Leader Mobilization


Butch Porter

Director for Indiana Disaster Relief

(618) 499-2215

Chris Conrades

Ministry Assistant

Tami Hubler

Wives in Ministry Connector

Next Step Connectors

Next Step Connectors will be partnering with churches in our Next Step process in order to help Clarify the next step, Collaborate on the process, Coach for impact, and Celebrate the results. 

Reginald Fletcher

Next Step Connector


Stephen Love

Next Step Connector


Mitch Tabla

Next Step Connector


Ben Beland

Next Step Connector


Ryan Sidwell

Next Step Connector

Jim Wright

Next Step Connector


SEND Network Indiana (Church Planting)

Discover, develop, and deploy church planting teams PLUS helping every church in their next step to becoming a multiplying church.

Dr. Nathan Millican

Team Leader for SEND Network Indiana (Church Planting)


Doug Jividen

Church Planting Catalyst

Scott McDowell

Church Planting Catalyst


Larry Riley

Regional Catalyst

Brian White

SEND City Missionary for Indianapolis

Ryan Moore

Regional Catalyst

Jorge Altieri

Send Network Español, Regional Catalyst - Ohio Region


We serve as a resource to help others Discover, Develop, and Deploy a Transformed Life in Christ.

Dr. Jim Shields

Team Leader for Highland Lakes Camp

(317) 481-2400 x266

Sarah Wickersham

Office Manager

(317) 481-2400 x232

Rick Porter

Highland Lakes Camp Director of Operations

(317) 481-2400 x260

All SCBI Training and Ministry Events scheduled through May 15 have been canceled.