Board Members

Nick Agnew

Nick lives in central Illinois. He is an Adjuster at Priority Claims, LLC. He and his wife, Michelle, have three children. Nick has served with RM on the Coast numerous times and has been on the Board of Directors since May 2016.


Kevin Beachy

Kevin is the lead pastor at Gulf Coast Church in Long Beach, Mississippi. Kevin and his church have been partners since the beginning of RM. Kevin and his wife, Kristal, have four children. Pastor Kevin has been on the Board of Directors since May 2016.


Brad Harrell

Brad worked as an engineer for 31 years until his retirement in 2010. He has a passion for missions and those who serve. Since retiring, he has enjoyed going on short-term mission trips including several in support of Relevant Ministry. Brad brings support, encouragement and experience with financials to the Board and has served since May 2013.

Brad and his wife, Lynne, live in Bloomington, IL and have a son and a daughter.


Erik Johnson

Erik is Pastor of Worship and Disciplemaking at Crosspoint Community Church in Eureka, Illinois. He and his wife, Bree, helped plant Crosspoint in 2003.

Erik brings ministry insight, care, and support to the RM Staff. He and Bree have three children. Erik has served on the Board since May of 2013.


Lonnie Landess

Lonnie has a Master’s Degree in Doctrine and Philosophy. He was a pastor for 25 years in the states of New York and Missouri. In 1991, Lonnie made a career change and joined a family business in Illinois.

Lonnie brings discernment, objectivity, and leadership to the Board and has served since the beginning of RM in 2008. Lonnie and his wife, Joyce, live in Indiana and have two married sons.


Mike Swartz

Mike lives in central Illinois where he is County Manager at McLean County Farm Bureau. He and his wife, Lisa, have three children. Mike has led service teams to the Mississippi Coast since Hurricane Katrina. Mike brings administrative experience and has served on the Board since May 2016.


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