MLS 2023 Board of Directors

Read about our Board of Directors, some of whom work behind the scenes for seminar while others have more public roles! We strive to make our BOD approachable to ambassadors, parents, and other staff members alike. Missouri Leadership Seminar is a true community, and we believe that community is built at every level.

  1. Jessica Barszczak – Chairperson
  2. William Edwards – Vice Chairperson
  3. Tinsley Rutledge – Co-Director of Staff
  4. Coleson Manade – Co-Director of Staff
  5. Rachel Licklider – Director of Programs
  6. Cindy Erwin –
  7. Trent Hoover – Director of Health & Wellness
  8. Cindy Schumann – Co-Director of Operations
  9. Michael Werkmeister – Co-Director of Operations
  10. Trisha Gravitt Parker – Director of Vocation Conversation
  11. Garrett Hill – Optimist Club Representative
  12. Charlu Hill – Optimist Club Representative
  13. Megan Lipe – Director of Alumni
  14. Jordanne Steuck – Assistant Director of Alumni
  15. Elliott Smith – Assistant Director of Alumni
  16. James Long – Director of Public Relations
  17. Lydia Stephens – Assistant Director of Public Relations
  18. Kelsie Hutsell – Director of Recruitment
  19. Alexsis Perdue – Assistant Director of Recruitment
  20. Akayla Henson- Assistant Director of Recruitment
  21. Theresa Gaul – Director of Finances & Reporting Treasurer
  22. Maddie Hartenstein – Reporting Secretary
  23. Ashley Juniewicz – Theme Coordinator
  24. Christie Phillips – Webmaster

Jessica Barszczak – Chairperson

Ambassador year:


William Edwards – Vice Chairperson

Ambassador year:


Tinsley Rutledge – Co-Director of Staff

Ambassador year: 2012


Coleson Manade – Co-Director of Staff

Ambassador year: 2018


Rachel Licklider – Director of Programs

Ambassador year: 2016


Cindy Erwin –

Ambassador year:


Trent Hoover- Director of Health & Wellness

Ambassador year: 2011


Cindy Schumann – Co-Director of Operations

Ambassador year:


Michael Werkmeister – Co-Director of Operations

Ambassador year: 2013


Trisha Gravitt Parker – Director of Vocation Conversation

Ambassador year: 1996


Garrett Hill – Optimist Club Representative

Ambassador year: 2008


Charlu Hill – Optimist Club Representative

First year on staff: 2009


Megan Lipe – Director of Alumni

Ambassador year: 2018


Jordanne Steuck – Assistant Director of Alumni

Ambassador year: 2019


Elliott Smith – Assistant Director of Alumni

Ambassador year: 2021


James Long – Director of Public Relations

Ambassador year: 2018


Lydia Stephens – Assistant Director of Public Relations

Ambassador year:


Kelsie Hutsell – Director of Recruitment

Ambassador year:


Alexsis Perdue – Assistant Director of Recruitment

Ambassador year: 2016


Akayla Henson- Assistant Director of Recruitment

Ambassador year: 2018


Theresa Gaul – Director of Finances & Reporting Treasurer

Ambassador year: 2011


Maddie Hartenstein – Reporting Secretary

Ambassador year: 2015


Ashley Juniewicz – Theme Coordinator

Ambassador year: 2017


Christie Phillips – Webmaster

Ambassador year: 2018