CCM Board of Directors
Harry Clayton, Board Member since November 2008
Harry’s career began in 1959 as a salesman for The Coca-Cola Company. He advanced from a sales position into management specializing in cost control and advanced delivery systems. He assumed many different positions and locations for the company by implementing a new system he designed for bulk delivery. The system was a tremendous cost savings for the bottlers, therefore his services were much in demand from the US to China and South America. The same system is still used around the globe and continues to be very effective. In October 1984 he retired from The Coca Cola Company as Executive Vice President of Operations for the eastern United States.
In March 1985 he joined the Thomas Nelson Publishing Company, the largest Bible producer in the world, as Vice President of Ministry Sales in Waco, Texas. Harry held various positions with the company and retired in April 2008 as Senior Vice President of Multi Media. He resides in Jackson, TN, enjoying retirement, traveling in his RV, and working for the Lord.
David Crank, Board Member since August 2007
David has been a member of Medi-Share since 2000 and has served on the Member Steering Committee since January 2007, and on the Board of Directors since August 2007.
Since 2000, David has owned and operated Oaks of Mamre Farm, a small family farm outside of Houston, Texas, specializing in the production of pastured and organically raised poultry. During the same time, he has been a writer, editor, and publisher of Unless the Lord … Magazine.
Prior to farming, David held a variety of management and executive positions in the insurance industry for 22 years. He has an MBA degree from the University of Houston and a B.A. degree from North Texas State and also holds a variety of educational designations related to the insurance and investment industries (CLU, FLMI/M, HIAA Certificates, NASD Registered Representative & Principal, etc.).
David and his wife, Lori, have 6 children, whom they have all home schooled, and 10 grandchildren so far. David has served in various church leadership positions over the years, has taught a family Sunday school class for many years and enjoys singing with the church choir.
Dr. Alieta Eck, MD, Board Member since May of 2010
Dr. Alieta Eck, MD graduated from the Rutgers College of Pharmacy in NJ and the St. Louis School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. She studied Internal Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ and has been in private practice with her husband, Dr. John Eck, MD in Piscataway, NJ since 1988.
She has been involved in health care reform since residency and is convinced that the government is a poor provider of medical care. She testified before the Joint Economic Committee of the US Congress in 2004 about better ways to deliver health care in the United States. In 2003, she and her husband founded the Zarephath Health Center, a free clinic for the poor and uninsured that currently cares for 300-400 patients per month utilizing the donated services of volunteer physicians and nurses.
Dr. Eck is a long time member of the Christian Medical Dental Association and in 2009 joined the board of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. She is a member of Zarephath Christian Church and she and her husband have five children, one in medical school in NJ. Dr. Eck is a Medi-Share member.
David Gibbs, Board Member since September, 2011
Attorney David C. Gibbs III works with the Christian Law Association and Homeschool Legal Advantage defending the rights of churches and Christians nationwide as a legal missionary. He is a dynamic speaker and litigator and is featured daily on The Legal Alert radio program, which is broadcast on over 1,550 radio outlets. He has authored five books, including Fighting for Dear Life and Understanding the Constitution.
Attorney Gibbs is a graduate of Duke Law School and is the managing partner of Gibbs Law Firm in Seminole, Florida. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and numerous federal circuit and district courts nationwide. He has also been admitted to the State Bars of Florida, Minnesota, Colorado, North Dakota, Ohio, Texas, Tennessee, and Michigan, and the District of Columbia.
Mick Gosdin, Board Member since February 2005
Mr. Gosdin currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Christian Care Ministry. He graduated from college in 1969 and taught high school mathematics and physics for four years prior to joining the U.S. Air Force in 1974 to become a Meteorological Officer.
Mr. Gosdin attained the rank of Colonel in the Air Force before retiring in 1998. During his career, he held command status three times: commander of a base level operational weather unit supporting fighter aircraft operations, commander of all European Command weather units assigned to support the Army, commander of the Air Force Reinvention Lab, taking new and emerging technology and adapting it for use in the military.
Following retirement, Mr. Gosdin spent three years as the Chief System Engineer for the Commercial Weather branch of The Harris Corporation. He then helped found WxWorx where he was the Executive Vice President and General Manager until retiring in January 2010. He is currently CEO of Voyager Aviation International, a flight school in Merritt Island Florida, as well as President and COO of nTouch, a network communications company, which he is helping to build as a co-founder.
His degrees include a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics and Physics with a specialty in holography, a Bachelors Degree in Education, a Bachelors Degree in Meteorology, a Masters of Science Degree in Meteorology, and a Masters of Business Administration.
David Metcalf, Ph.D., Board Member since January 2009
As an independent researcher, analyst and consultant, Dr. David Metcalf combines business sense and technology efficiencies to provide effective results. His approach has saved companies millions of dollars while guiding business transformations for learning organizations. Specific areas of focus include: learning business strategy, performance measurement, operational excellence, outsourcing, blended learning and mobile learning.
Dr. Metcalf holds a B.A. in Computer Graphics from the University of Texas, an M.S. in Computer-Based Learning and a Ph.D. in Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University and keeps current by continuing to hold appointments at several universities. Dr. Metcalf is a frequent speaker at major learning and development conferences around the world. He is the co-author of the book titled: Blended eLearning: Integrating Knowledge, Performance Support and Online Learning. Dr. Metcalf is a Medi-Share member.
Jim Stobaugh, Board Member since November 2013
Jim and Karen Stobaugh have four home educated adult children. They have a strong burden for the new leadership group that God is calling forth from the homeschool community. Jim has a B.A., cum laude, Vanderbilt U., M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary, M. A., Rutgers University, Charles E. Merrill Fellow, Harvard University, D. Min., Gordon Conwell Seminary. Jim has 25 books published and has sold over 60,000 copies of various titles. His latest book, Growing up White (NY: Harvard Square Editions, 2014) is an Amazon best seller in two categories (Christian Fiction and Fictional Biography). Jim is a pastor in the Presbyterian Church USA and presently pastors Covenant Presbyterian Church, Boswell, PA. Finally, Jim works for the Educational Testing Service evaluation SAT/ACT essays, GRE exams, AP Exams, and many state assessment exams.
Ray Traylor, Board Member since November 2007
Ray is a Certified Public Accountant in public practice. He also has other business interest. He has been a banking executive, accountant, business/financial consultant and a small business owner throughout his career. This wide-range of business experiences gives him a unique vantage point to address financial subjects.In addition to his business endeavors, he is a Christian writer and speaker.
For more information about his writing and speaking ministry visit www.trueriches.net. Ray resides with his wife, Brenda, along with three of his five children in Louisiana and participates in Medi-Share.
Dr. Dave Weldon, Board Member since January 2014
Dr. Dave Weldon is a physician who also served seven terms as a member of the US House of Representatives representing Florida's 15th congressional district. In 1994 he ran successfully for the U.S. Congress, becoming the first physician elected to the U. S. House from the State of Florida.
As a physician, Dr. Weldon became involved with many health care policy issues, including efforts to provide prescription benefits for seniors on Medicare, construction of a Veteran's clinic in his district, vaccine safety, and efforts to ban human cloning. For his health care work in Congress, Dr. Weldon was awarded the status of Fellow of the American College of Physicians in 2005.
In 2006, Dr. Weldon founded the Israel Allies Caucus in the U.S. House, formed to strengthen ties with Israel and help establish a safe and secure future for the people of Israel. In 2007, he partnered with Israeli Knesset member Benny Elon to create the Israel Allies Foundation, or IAF, an organization dedicated to strengthening Israel and preserving peace in the Middle East.
In 2008, Dr. Weldon left Congress and returned to practicing medicine. He later founded a consulting firm, providing services to businesses and foundations in the areas of healthcare, aerospace and government relations.
Recently Dr. Weldon was pleased to join the faculty of Florida Institute of Technology teaching in their Biomedical Engineering Program and helping Florida Tech develop new programs in the biomedical and health science areas.