Staff and Leadership

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SETH BAYSINGER, RULING ELDER


Seth is a native Hoosier, growing up west of Bloomington in Linton, IN. Even though Seth grew up in church and came from a family with a deep Christian faith, it wasn’t until he attended college in the fall of 2007 when he finally understood and trusted in the gospel. It was at IUPUI that Seth also met his wife, Kelie, in the fall of 2007. After college, Seth felt a strong call to ministry, and went on staff with Campus Outreach to help plant a new ministry on the campus of Ohio State University. After getting married in 2015 (it took a while to convince Kelie to date him), Seth and Kelie transitioned off of staff with Campus Outreach and began looking into seminary and pastoral ministry. That journey brought Seth and Kelie to Bloomington, where Seth now attends seminary, teaches middle school Social Studies at Tri North Middle School, and serves as a Ruling Elder at Hope. Seth and Kelie have 2 daughters: Eloise and Grace.


Seth enjoys going on family runs on the many trails in Bloomington, hiking, watching football, and eating McDonalds.


You can contact Seth at seth@hopebtown.org.

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BRADLEY FULLBRIGHT, RULING ELDER


Bradley was born and raised in Northeast Tennessee. He first heard the life changing message of the gospel at a Younglife camp the summer prior to his senior year of high school. He met his wife Jordan while they were both Younglife leaders at rival high schools in the Knoxville, Tennessee. Bradley and Jordan were married in 2018 and have been blessed with 2 wonderful daughters, Ruth and Sybil. The Fullbrights moved to Bloomington in 2020 so Bradley could begin his career as a hematology/oncology physician assistant. In his free time Bradley enjoys playing golf, spending time with his family, and cheering on the Tennessee Volunteers and Indianapolis Colts.

You can contact Bradley at session@hopebtown.org.

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Ashley De Witt, Office Administrator / Director of Children's Ministry


Ashley was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. She attended a community college and received an Associate's degree in Business Management. Afterwards, she worked in Purchasing for an Engineering company for several years. Ashley moved to Bloomington in September of 2021 after marrying her husband Aaron, who was raised in Indiana and currently works in Bloomington. While in Pittsburgh, Ashley spent several years serving in youth ministry at her church, which became a big passion in her life. She is excited to now serve the children's ministries at Hope! 


You can contact Ashley at children@hopebtown.org.

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Michael Stettler, Intern



Michael was born in Chicago, and his family now lives in Carmel where they've been for the last 8 years. He came to Bloomington in 2018 to get a degree in international studies and graduated in December 2021. He now seres as Hope's Intern and intends to start seminary in the fall of 2022.

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ERIC WHITLEY, RUF CAMPUS MINISTER


Eric and and his wife, Stephanie, were both born and raised in Kentucky. They met in Lexington, KY after Eric graduated from Indiana University and Stephanie graduated both from Western Kentucky University (undergrad) and the University of Kentucky (grad school). In 2007, they got married, moved to Saint Louis, and started their lives together as Eric attended Covenant Seminary and Stephanie worked. In 2011, they were called to remain in Saint Louis where Eric started serving as an Assistant Pastor at Covenant Presbyterian Church. Right around that same time, their daughter Anna Katherine came along, then son Callan in 2012, son Lawson in 2014, and finally daughter Cora in 2017. Eric and Stephanie have long had a heart for young adults and college students and are so excited to be living here in Bloomington and ministering to students at IU.


They enjoy spending time with their 4 crazy kids, trying new foods and restaurants, playing golf, going on dates, eating sushi, and catching the latest show on Netflix.


Connect with Eric at eric.whitley@ruf.org