Board of Directors

CMB Board Chairman • Joe Paulo, K-LOVE & Air1 Network

Joe serves as the Director of Donor Engagement & Communication for K-LOVE & Air1. Prior to 2015, Joe was the Director of Broadcasting for Columbia International University’s three stations, WRCM (Charlotte, NC), WMHK (Columbia, SC) and WRZM (Boiling Springs, NC). He earned his master’s degree in business administration from Liberty University in 2014. He has been married to Kelly for 26 years and has 5 children.

Vice Chair • Jason Sharp, KTIS (Minneapolis/St. Paul)

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 20-years and they have two children, Haley and Carson.

Chris 1Secretary • Chris Lemke, WCSG (Grand Rapids)

Chris Lemke is in his 32nd year at WCSG and Cornerstone University Radio in Grand Rapids. He’s presently serving his eighth year as the university’s Executive Director of Radio. Chris has also served on the CMB board since 2009 and as CMB’s interim Executive Director between July 2011 and September 2013. He and his wife of 29 years have six children.


Screen-Shot-2014-09-17-at-12.50.04-PMSandi 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 29 years. She and her husband Mike have been married for 27 years and have 3 children. 


Vance Dillard, Salem Music Network & 94FM The Fish (Nashville)

Vance has been with Salem as PD of the Salem Music Network and 94FM The Fish since 2003. He started his radio career in high school in 1967 and went on to the Ohio State University in Columbus. He began full-time work in radio in 1970 and has worked in Columbus, Cincinnati, Tampa, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Knoxville and for the past twelve years in Nashville. He is proud of the footprint he has established in Nashville with his affiliates across the country with talents including Jaci Velasquez and Karen Kingsbury.

Scott Herrold, SOS Radio Network (Las Vegas)

Scott’s radio career of 15+ years has taken him through stints at 96.3 WDVD/Detroit, 93.1 WDRQ/Detroit, 100.3 The Kross/Tulsa, 102.5 WIOG/Saginaw and 106.9 K-Hits/Tulsa to land at KSOS and the S.O.S. 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. For the past 3 years, Scott has also served on the Momentum Leadership Team and moderates the CMBonline DJ Forum.

hubbspic-300x289Grant Hubbard, Capitol CMG

Grant Hubbard has been involved in Christian radio since 1982, and has been in Nashville working radio promotion since 1990. Grant is currently the Vice President of National Promotion at Capitol CMG where he has been since 1997. He and his wife Cammy have been married for 21 years and have four sons.


John Owens, Blue Ridge Broadcasting

John has served 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 2008. He was also the Network PD and Morning Show Host for the Family Life Network, NY & PA, 1997-2008.

Bill Sammons, WKNZ (Salisbury/Ocean City)

Bill built and operated Delaware’s first ever Christian radio station, WXPZ, back in 1990. In 2010 he helped launch WKNZ, 88.7 The Bridge, a 25,000 watt non-comm serving Delaware, Maryland and South Jersey. Bill also owns and operates a video production company called Watermark Productions, specializing in corporate video production. Bill is married and the father of four children.

Jeff ScottJeff Scott, WBGL (Champaign)

Jeff Scott has been the station manager of WBGL in Champaign since 2005. Owned by New Life Media, WBGL has stations in Illinois in Champaign/Urbana, Chicagoland, Decatur, Charleston, St Louis, Carlinville, Effingham and Mt. Vernon; as well as Terre Haute, Indiana. New Life Media also operates WCIC in Illinois covering the better part of the state of Illinois. He and his wife Shari have 3 children.

 Michelle Younkman, CMB

Originally from Tulsa, Michelle Younkman has worked with radio 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.





Doug Erickson  •  @dougerickson1
Content Consultant, Erickson Media

Doug is a former Major Market award winning Program Director of the Year. He was VP of Programming for one of the first large consolidated radio companies before leaving to open his consultancy. He works with most of the largest media companies in the world but, uniquely, he consults everyadult format, including News/Talk, where his stations have won the distinguished Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence in journalism. Doug helped NOSTALGIE, an OLDIES-based station in Paris, become the fastest-growing radio station in French history. While you are in Nashville, you can hear one of his American clients, MIX 92.9! Also uniquely, Doug limits his client list to 8 per year so that each gets virtually unlimited market access.



John Frost  •  @JohnFrost3
Partner, Goodratings Strategic Services

John Frost has been a successful major market disc jockey and program director for such companies as CBS, Gannett, Cap Cities, Westinghouse, Multimedia, and Sandusky during his 40+ years broadcast career. In the last decade and a half, John has been involved in the dramatic growth of Contemporary Christian radio, bringing mainstream programming strategies and research principles to help grow and develop some of America’s most successful Christian music stations including Z88.3 in Orlando, Salem’s Fish stations in Los Angeles, Portland, and Atlanta, CRISTA’s Spirit stations in Austin and Seattle, and many more. CMB honored John in 2004 with the Scott Campbell industry achievement award. Radio and Records and Christian Radio Weekly have recognized John as one of the most influential people in the Christian music industry.



Justin Wise  •  @JustinWise
Founder/CEO, Think Digital

Justin Wise helps people share what matters most. As the Founder & CEO of Think Digital, Wise and his team help clients through online coaching programs and done-for-you digital marketing. He speaks on the topic of digital marketing strategy at national conferences such as the Digital Media Summit, CLA Internet & Ministry Technology Summit, and the Nonprofit Leadership Academy. Wise lives in Des Moines, IA (by choice), with his wife and three children.



Wally  •  @wallyshow
Morning Show Host, WAY-FM

Wally hosts mornings on the WAY-FM radio network. He’s been entertaining listeners for more than two decades with the belief that “Content is King”. Wally came to Christian radio as host of “Total Axxess” on WAY-FM in 2007. Since then, The Wally Show has grown to air during morning drive on the entire WAY-FM network, plus other affiliate stations across the country.



Louie Giglio  •  @louiegiglio
Pastor, Visionary Architect and Director of the Passion Movement

Louie Giglio is Pastor of Passion City Church in Atlanta, GA, and the Founder of Passion Conferences, a movement gathering collegiate-aged young people since 1997 in events across the US and around the globe. Most recently, Passion hosted over 40,000 people at Passion 2016 in Atlanta, GA and Houston, TX, uniting students in worship and prayer, and raising awareness for modern-day slavery. In 2008, Louie and his wife Shelley led the team that planted Passion City Church, a local community of faith with the DNA of the Passion movement. Their desire is to inspire this generation to live for what matters most.



Rick Dunham  •  @rjdunham
President & CEO, Dunham+Company and ShareMedia

Rick is a 38-year veteran in fundraising and organizational development for nonprofit organizations. After serving for 11 years in nonprofit management and fundraising leadership roles, Rick began his consulting career in 1989. In 2002 he founded Dunham+Company, which has become a global leader in providing fully integrated fundraising strategy for nonprofit organizations. Today, Dunham+Company serves over 50 organizations in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, South Africa, and Australia, providing integrated fundraising and marketing strategies. Rick is the author of Secure: Discovering True Financial Freedom and If God Will Provide, Why Do We Have to Ask for Money? He has also been published and quoted in USA TodayDallas Morning NewsWashington Post and numerous other publications.