Max Heath 

Tell me about your family.

My wife of nearly 52 years, Ruth Ann, and I live in Shelbyville. My son Jason is in St. Matthews.

How long have you served on the governing board?

Since the mid 2000s. (Retired Senior Minister) Bob Russell invited me to join upon the request of founding editor Ninie Hammon, to add newspaper experience.

What do you do for a living?

I retired in 2008 after 38 years with Landmark Community Newspapers corporate office in Shelbyville, where I was executive editor for 21 years and also worked in circulation growth, postal matters and acquisitions.

What is your favorite part of The Outlook?

Features about members whose lives have been changed or who are serving others.

How did you come to know the Lord?

I joined the Methodist Church in my hometown of Campbellsville, Kentucky, as a preteen following a membership class. I started attending Southeast in 1990 after listening to Bob Russell’s sermons on WHAS, and even inviting him to speak to the Shelbyville community at the Methodist Church. After listening to Bob preach on the need for baptism by immersion, I joined Southeast in 1998 and rededicated my life.

What is your favorite Bible verse?

Psalm 23 and Philippians 4:13: “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”

What are your hobbies?

Reading, photography, Reds baseball and Cardinal sports.

Who is one of your heroes and why?

Larry Coffey, retired president of Landmark Community Newspapers, whose Christian values guided an ethical and honest management.

Teresa Bachman

Tell me about your family.

My husband, Steve, and I have been married 46 years, and we have four grown children. God has blessed us through them with 13 grandchildren.

How long have you served on the governing board?

I started on the board in the very beginning. (Retired Senior Minister) Bob Russell invited me to join him and Ninie Hammon in the preliminary plans for an advertising-supported church newspaper. He knew I had business experience and a marketing background, and I think he expected we would be supportive advertisers.

What do you do for a living?

Since 1985 Steve and I have owned and operated Bachman Auto Group. We own five franchises of different auto manufacturers, commercial truck sales, wholesale parts and a collision center.

What is your favorite part of The Outlook?

Throughout the years I have been encouraged by the many stories written by Ruth Schenk of how Christ has changed lives and how God has guided church members through life challenges. Ruth also wrote and worked tirelessly with Southeast Missions teams as they took the Gospel to the world. What a blessing that God used her to share these stories with our congregation!

How did you come to know the Lord?

Through encouragement from my parents and grandparents. I was baptized at age 10, but needed God to show me His love and forgiveness as I learned to really obey Him.

What is your favorite Bible verse?

I have a couple of favorite verses. Matthew 22:37-39: “‘“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind … Love your neighbor as yourself.”’” Also, Matthew 28:19-20: “‘Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.’”

What are your hobbies?

My hobbies have changed throughout the years. I used to love to run, snow ski and play tennis and bridge with my friends. Following Kentucky Wildcats football and basketball is still fun, and I love to walk (especially on the beach) and be with our grandchildren and children.

Who is one of your heroes and why?

When you ask about heroes my mind actually goes to people I admire rather than hold to that lofty “hero” level, although Bob Russell is definitely the closest human I personally know who attains that goal. He has been faithful throughout his life and has led the church through his example in an incredible way while raising his family to all love and serve the Lord.

Deanna Hampton

Tell me about your family.

I’m the proud mom to two sons, Ryan, who is engaged to Lindsay, and Tyler, who is married to Kelly. I’m also the super proud Nana to Aubrey and Cole. Ryan is a registered nurse and currently in his first year of the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist program at Northern Kentucky University. Tyler leads the corporate communications team for Waste Management and has recently relocated to Louisville with his family.

How long have you served on the governing board?

In 2010, I served on the worship team with Greg Allen (now Crestwood Campus Pastor), and he invited me to join the board to add a fun and creative perspective as the board was looking for ways to make The Outlook more appealing and functional to the community as well as a useful tool for the church family.

What do you do for a living?

I am currently a meeting and event planner at Yum! Brands. However, I am quite excited to be joining the ranks of the retired at the end of the year after 35 years with this great company.

What is your favorite part of The Outlook?

I love opening the mailbox on Thursday afternoon and finding my Outlook there! It is such a positive and refreshing way to stay connected to my church family during the middle of the week.

How did you come to know the Lord?

As the daughter of a pastor, I am blessed to have been raised in church and learned about Jesus at a very early age. I accepted him as my Lord and Savior and was baptized by age 9.

What is your favorite Bible verse?

“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future’” (Jeremiah 29:11).

What are your hobbies?

I love to travel and am so very blessed to have a job that takes me to some pretty awesome places. Last year’s trips included visits to Singapore, Maui, Paris and Geneva. God is so good. I also sing with the Ladies for Liberty, an Andrew Sisters-style trio that performs mostly to honor veterans.

Who is one of your heroes and why?

Queen Esther is my favorite Bible hero because of her God-given courage to bravely stand “for such a time as this” in order to save the Jewish people. This is a beautiful challenge to live by as God still appoints the time and place for His purpose and plan to be accomplished, and He will always give the courage to do so.

Rick Loyall

Tell me about your family.

I’ve been married to my wife Judy for eight years.

How long have you served on the governing board?

I joined the board in 2002 to replace Gary White-

nack who was rolling off the board at that time.

What do you do for a living?

I’m the controller for Southeast Christian Church.

What is your favorite part of The Outlook?

Seeing stories throughout the Southeast community on the way God is moving.

How did you come to know the Lord?

I grew up in a small Southern Baptist Church in Central Kentucky, so God has always been a part of my life. Through some trials and challenges I have had, I have drawn closer to Him as a support and source of strength.

What is your favorite Bible verse?

Malachi 3:10: “‘Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,’ says the LORD Almighty, ‘and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.’”

What are your hobbies?

Currently, it is physical exercise. Historically, it has included hot-air ballooning, barbershop chorus singing, motorcycling and long-distance running.

Who is one of your heroes and why?

My dad is one of my heroes because he has always supported me as well as our entire family, even when we’ve made mistakes and disappointed him. He has been a lifelong Christ follower and example of leadership.