Leadership


Tim Coombs | President

Tim Coombs is an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church, USA. He earned his Doctor of Ministry from United Theological Seminary in the area of Biblical Storytelling in Digital Culture. Tim has been a member of NBS for over twenty years and has taught and told biblical stories throughout the U.S. and has been a member of several NBS mission teams throughout the world. Tim is a trained ICF coach with particular expertise in coaching storytellers to further their ministries. Click here to contact Tim.

 

Bill Wieland | Vice President

Bill is a retired Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Indianapolis and joined the Network in 2012. In 2016, he began a term on the Board. Bill has been serving as Vice President since 2017 with responsibility for membership recruitment and retention. He and his wife Lucy assist the Bishop as chaplains to the retired clergy, their spouses, and the surviving spouses of retired clergy of our diocese. Like so many of his colleagues, Bill frequently supplies on Sundays. Their two daughters live in California with their families, including Bill's three grandchildren. Graduate work in language and literature and longtime participation in community theater probably had much to do with attracting Bill to the joys of Biblical storytelling, which he makes sure to promote every chance he gets. Click here to contact Bill.

 

Rev. Dr. Dina Ferguson | Treasurer

Dina is an Episcopal priest in California and is a past president of the NBS Board of Directors. Email Dina.

 

 

Tom Boomershine | Founder

Tom is President of GoTell Communications and is an internationally known speaker and author in the interpretation of the narratives of the Bible as oral story in antiquity and also in the communication systems of the digital age. A retired professor of New Testament and Christianity and Communications at United Theological Seminary, he was also the Dean of the Lumicon Institute where he led a team that established the first comprehensive program for the education of clergy and laity in digital culture ministry. Many will recognize Tom as the on-camera talent in three segments of the United Methodist “Disciple” Bible study series. Tom’s book Story Journey: An Invitation to the Gospel as Storytelling transformed the ministry of many pastors and active laity. You can learn more about Tom's important work on his website.

 

Ellen Handlin | NBS Coordinator

Ellen is our “go to” person for all things “Network!” She is in our corporate offices at the Indiana Interchurch Center in Indianapolis and can be reached at 1-800-355-6627 or by email at nbs@nbsint.org.

 

Donna Marie Todd | Editor, The Biblical Storyteller
 

Donna Marie has over 20 years experience in magazine publishing and was publisher of LifeDesign magazine for almost a decade. A professional storyteller and teaching artist, she lives in the mountains of North Carolina where she is a frequent presenter at the region’s many conference and retreat centers. She is also the founder of A Widows Tale retreat programs for widowed women and the publisher of Widow magazine.  Visit her website or email her.

 

 

Tracy Radosevic | Dean, Academy for Biblical Storytelling

This gifted teacher has made her living as a full-time freelance storyteller/educator (mostly of biblical narratives) since 1997. In that time she has traveled the globe introducing folks to the power of the spoken word and teaching them how to tap into that transformational spiritual discipline themselves. She has a Master's in Religious Education from Duke Divinity, an MA in Storytelling from East Tennessee State, and a Doctor of Ministry in Spirituality for Life Together from Wesley Theological Seminary where she is currently an adjunct professor. Visit her on the web at www.tracyrad.com or email her at tracy@tracyrad.com.

 

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