Ellen Stumbo – Founder
Ellen Stumbo is the founder of Disability Matters. She is a writer and speaker who focuses on sharing the real -sometimes beautiful and sometimes ugly – aspects of faith, church, disability, parenting, and adoption. Ellen is a pastor’s wife, and her husband leads a Christian and Missionary Alliance church. Ellen’s writing has appeared on Focus on the Family, LifeWay, MomSense, Not Alone, Mamapedia and the Huffington Post. Ellen blogs at ellenstumbo.com
Andy Stumbo – Co-Founder
Andy Stumbo is a teacher, speaker, and preacher. He serves as the Senior Pastor at Orchard View Alliance Church (Christian and Missionary Alliance Church). Andy’s passion is to see the Church create a community of authentic relationships, where people do life together, support one another, and a place where people seek God together.
Our Advisory Team
Dan Vander Plaats
Mike Matthews is a pastor and a disability advocate. Mike has cerebral palsy, and he has a passion to see the Church see God’s good design in disability. Mike has been involved with the disability rights movement since he was 17. He has worked at a Center for Independent Living as a civil rights specialist, Independent Living program supervisor, and currently Assistant Deputy Director. In his home state of Pennsylvania, he has advocated for accessibility in local businesses and helped other community leaders find accessibility solutions. In Ministry, Mike has been preaching, providing pulpit supply and involved in youth ministry for 10 years. He was ordained in 2010. Through Scripture, He teaches people that having a disability or tough circumstances is not because someone lacks faith. He teaches that the Lord uses disability for his glory. He wants to help churches find solutions to outreach to people with disabilities and rethink their doctrine of disability. Mike and his wife have been married for seven years and are the proud parents of a four year old son named Reese.
Jeff Davidson is the founder and President/CEO of Rising Above Ministries, a national special needs ministry serving special needs families. A pastor, speaker, and author, Jeff says he was chosen to be the dad of a son with special needs, and called by God to minister to those in the special needs community. Rising Above was birthed by Jeff, and his wife Becky, based upon their own experiences raising their son with profound special needs. In addition to his own blog, GoodnightSuperman.com, Jeff also is a contributing author to the blog “Not Alone“ SpecialNeedsParenting.
Dr. Steve Grcevich currently serves as Director of Strategic Initiatives and Medical Director of Key Ministry after having served for eleven years as Key’s founding Board President/Chairman. Key Ministry provides knowledge, innovation and experience to the worldwide church as it ministers to and with families of children impacted by mental illness, trauma and developmental disabilities.
Dr. Grcevich is the principal author of Church4EveryChild, recognized among the Top 15 children’s ministry blogs in 2013 by Ministry-To-Children.com, and serves as the Program Committee Chairman for Inclusion Fusion, Key Ministry’s Disability Ministry Web Summit. In March of 2013, he was recognized by Sharecare as one of the top ten online influencers in children’s mental health.
Dr. Grcevich is a physician specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry in Chagrin Falls, OH. He is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) and trained at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Case Western Reserve University. He is a med school faculty member at both Case Western and NEOMED and has extensive research experience evaluating the safety and effectiveness of medications prescribed to children and teens for ADHD, anxiety and depression.
Dr. Grcevich has been a featured speaker or presenter at over 35 national and international medical conferences. He is a past recipient of the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and the “Psychiatrist of the Year” award from the Ohio Chapter of NAMI.
Key Ministry website: http://www.keyministry.org