Board of Directors
Board Chairman • Jason Sharp, Northwestern Media
Since graduating from Olivet Nazarene University in 1993, Jason Sharp has devoted his life’s work to the calling placed on his heart at the age of 18, to passionately serve God through the ministry of Christian radio. Jason and his family followed that call in 2007 when they relocated from Tennessee to Minnesota in order to be a part of the Northwestern family. Jason currently serves as Sr. Vice President for Media. Jason, and his wife, Julie, have been married for 22 years and they have two children, Haley and Carson.
Vice Chairman • Sandi Brown, JOY FM (St. Louis)
Sandi Brown is the General Manager/President of JOY FM and BOOST in St. Louis. In addition to launching JOY FM in 2001, Sandi has worked in CCM radio for 33 years. She and her husband Mike have been married for 31 years and have 3 children.
Secretary • Bill Sammons, WKNZ (Salisbury/Ocean City)
Executive Director • Michelle Younkman, CMB
Originally from Tulsa, Michelle Younkman has worked with radio & records in some capacity since 1988. She was invited to join the Christian Music Broadcasters team in 2011 and currently serves as the Executive Director for Christian Music Broadcasters. Michelle and her husband Dave have 3 children and live in Little Rock, AR.
Matt Austin, KCBI (Dallas/Ft. Worth)
Matt Austin is the GM and VP of Operations for KCBI, Dallas/Ft Worth. Matt began his career in general market radio in Lexington, KY. In 1997 he joined WAY-FM as Network Program Director and then SE Regional Manager in Nashville. Matt moved to KCBI in December of 2012 where he has enjoyed working with a world-class team. He has a passion for discipleship, reading (especially on leadership), travel and baseball. Matt is married to Denise, and they have seven grandchildren!
Scott Herrold, SOS Radio Network (Las Vegas)
Over the past 20 years, Scott has worked with mainstream and Christian radio stations like 96.3 WDVD/Detroit, 93.1 WDRQ/Detroit, 100.3 The Kross/Tulsa and the SOS Radio Network, serving Las Vegas and 35+ other markets. Aside from his programming and on-air responsibilities, Scott is at the Christian radio forefront of integrating various media platforms and apps. Scott is one of the founders of CreativeCardio.com, helping to challenge and empower creativity for Christian radio personalities. For the past 7 years, Scott has also served on the Momentum Leadership Team.
Chris Lemke, WCSG (Grand Rapids)
Chris began his full-time radio career 35 years ago at WCSG/Grand Rapids, serving as on-air host, PD, GM and now Executive Director. For better than 20 years, he’s mentored other persons/stations in programming, fundraising and management. In 2011, Chris led the charge in restructuring and retooling Christian Music Broadcasters, serving as CMB’s interim executive director and board chairman. Chris loves long walks, cooking and gardening. He and his bride of 32 years, Susan, live in Grand Rapids. They have six children and one grandchild.
Janet Cherry , K-LOVE & Air1
Janet Cherry is the Chief Operating Officer of K-LOVE and Air1 Radio Networks and WTA Media, which are governed by Educational Media Foundation (also known as EMF Broadcasting). Prior to joining EMF Broadcasting, Janet owned her own consulting firm and served on staff in leadership roles within consumer software organizations and non-profits, with a focus on organizational development, human resources, and general management. Janet and her husband Jeff have served together within ministry for nearly 30 years in areas of youth ministry, small group leadership, and marriage mentorship. They have two grown sons and have recently added a daughter-in-law to the mix.
John Owens, Blue Ridge Broadcasting
John has served as General Manager with Blue Ridge Broadcasting (WMIT-FM – Asheville, NC; Charlotte, NC; Greenville-Spartanburg, SC; and the Tri-Cities of Tennessee & WFGW-FM – Knoxville,TN) since June 2015. John also serves on the NRB Advisory Council, the board of a disability ministry in India (Equip Asia) and short term global mission teams. John served as Operations Manager of 89.7WMHK, Columbia, SC, from 2008 until Columbia International University sold the station in 2014. He was also the Network PD and Morning Show Host for the Family Life Network, NY & PA, 1997-2008.
Joe Paulo, KSBJ (Houston)
Joe Paulo is President & CEO of KSBJ Educational Foundation in Houston, TX. Prior to that role, he served KSBJ as Vice President of Operations. Joe has also been part of Educational Media Foundation as its Director of Stewardship and Communication for the K-LOVE and Air1 networks. For 20 years he worked for Columbia International University’s WRCM in Charlotte, NC (“New Life 91.9”) and WMHK in Columbia, SC, and from 2008 as its Director of Broadcasting. Educationally, Joe earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Liberty University in 2014. As a volunteer, he has served on the board of Youth Commission International in Charlotte, NC for five years and for eight years on the board of Christian Music Broadcasters, completing a three-year term in September 2017 as Chairman of the Board. Joe has been married to his wife, Kelly, for 28 years. They have three daughters and two sons, ranging in age from 22 to 10. The couple is passionate about marriage, parenting and adoption and have hosted or spoken at numerous marriage and parenting events in recent years.
Todd Stach, WAY-FM
Originally from Canton, Ohio Todd Stach didn’t make it to the NFL as he had dreamed. Jumping into radio in 1994, Todd has made stops in Cincinnati, Fort Myers, Cleveland and Columbus. Currently, he serves as Network Program Director at WAY-FM, and somehow managed to win WAY-FM’s 2018 Employee of the Year Award. Todd and his wife Hillary have 3 children and a Yorkipoo named Chester, and when he’s not at home with them you can find him running the streets of Franklin, TN.