Meet the Team

At The Champion Group, we exist to empower Christian schools and ministries to accomplish greater impact through increased funding and organizational effectiveness.

The Champion Group Executive Team

Kelly Blake


Don Carmichael


Brooke Martellero


Department Heads

Walter Kearns

Director of Strategy

Shelby Wade

Director of Client Success

Ben Wideman

Director of Operations


Shaun Alspach

Subject Matter Expert

Vicki Carmichael

Prayer Director

Hayley Cleckler

Director of Finance

Bethany Cooler

Account Executive

Lauren Griffin

Reporting and Tech Support

Ed Hardin


Caroline Kelly

Fundraising Consultant

Dr. Ron Mitchell


Dr. Marv Penner

Subject Matter Expert

Rick Shaum

Subject Matter Expert

Margaret Anne Tilford

Fundraising Consultant

Paige Tisdale

Fundraising Consultant

Landon Rhodes

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