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.
Rev. Dr. Dina Ferguson | Treasurer
Dina is an Episcopal priest in California and is a past president of the NBS Board of Directors.
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.
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 Widowmagazine. Visit her website.
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.