Cultivating today's leaders to serve tomorrow's community

Leading Self, Others, and the Community

Who we are:

Leadership Marshall County is the center of leadership innovation in the county engaging and building bridges across multiple and diverse sectors among all generations to create opportunities for personal and professional growth.

What we do:

Leadership Marshall County cultivates emerging and existing community leaders and builds leadership skills in participants to be a value-add to their organization and to the county as a whole.    

Elevate 28 Leadership Projects

Elevate Class 29

Focused Leadership



Leaders become more effective by enhancing self-awareness and self-regulation. Self-awareness includes understanding their own strengths, blind spots, and styles.


Leaders become more effective by knowing when to provide direction and when to empower others to make their own decisions.


Leaders become more effective by enhancing their ability to be systems thinkers that can read and respond to the rhythms and patterns of their teams/communities.

Meet Our Director

John Yeager

John moved with his family to Culver in 2000. He spent 19 years as a Leadership and Wellness instructor at the Culver Academies and is currently the chief education officer at Yeager Leadership, where he consultants with corporate, school and athletic teams. John is excited about his developing role as the Director of Leadership Marshall County. He has served in some capacity with LMC for the past fifteen years. John enjoys connecting emerging and experienced leaders in a variety of different environments. He is the author/co-author of four books including The Coaching Zone: Next Level Leadership in Sports.

Meet Our Board of Directors

Leadership Marshall County’s Board of Directors are energetic and dynamic professionals who set the strategic direction of the organization. They are Alumni/ae of the program and each member serves on at least one of four committees: Governance, Application and Recruitment, Programming, and Marketing and Public Relations.

Kevin Boyer – Class 23

Kevin resides in Bourbon, Indiana, and is the Financial Administrator at the Elkhart Clinic. A member of the Triton School Corporation board of trustees for 16 years and the Marshall County Community Foundation for 11 years, he was the recipient of the 1st Source Bank Ernestine M. Raclin Community Leadership Award in 2017. About his LMC Board service, Kevin says, “LMC is a great organization which provides a unique opportunity for future leaders to enhance their leadership skills and network with other individuals.”


Jennah Fairchild – Class 28

Jennah grew up in Culver where her family farms.  After High School, Janelle went on to study Ag Business Management at Purdue University.  Currently she works at The First National Bank of Monterey as an Ag/Commercial Lender.  Jennah also serves as a board member of the Culver Union Township Public Library and is very involved with the Culver Lions Club events around Culver.  She is looking forward to expanding further into Marshall County with her involvement with LMC.




Eric Ferguson – Class 28

Eric grew up in Marshall County and currently resides in Plymouth, Indiana.  After college Eric started working at Teachers Credit Union, now Everwise Credit Union.  He has had many different roles over the 20 plus years, but his current role is Business Operations Officer.  Eric also serves as Treasurer for the John Glenn Building Trades Corporation.  Eric states “Leadership Marshall County helped me grow as a leader and make so many great connections in our community.  I enjoy being part of the board to ensure that future generations have this unique opportunity.”


Eric Holsopple- Class 26

Eric Holsopple has lived in Marshall County for 14 years and has enjoyed serving at Saint Joseph Health System for the duration of his time here. He worked as a Physical Therapist and has since moved into Administration for the hospital in Plymouth. Eric says, “I love serving on the LMC board. It allows me to network with other leaders and see how we can use each other to boost the strength of our community. It is exciting to see so many individuals from different sectors of the workforce come together to learn. It gives me hope for future generations.”

Lindsey McIntyre – Class 23

Lindsey McIntyre is from Bourbon, Indiana. She is the Associate Director, Graduate Business Career Development at Notre Dame (career coach for graduate business students in Mendoza). She volunteers as the Thrive! ND Mentoring Committee Chair, serves on the Bourbon Public Library Board, and is a Worship Leader at the Etna Green Church of Christ. She is extremely passionate about leadership development. For Lindsey, “leadership is influence, and I strongly believe everyone has the ability to lead from where they are in their own circles. LMC is a catalyst to empower leaders in a way that elevates teams and improves culture. I’d love to see every single adult in Marshall County go through the LMC program!”

Marianne Peters – Class 27

Marianne Peters grew up in Indianapolis and moved to Plymouth in 1996.  She is the Executive Director of the Marshall County Solid Waste Management District and is responsible for a staff of four other people.  The organization’s mission is to help divert household hazardous materials from the landfill and teach county residents about reducing, reusing, and recycling their trash. Marianne is currently serving on the Purdue Extension Board.  She attends Trinity United Methodist Church and is a member of the Tri Kappa Sorority.  Marianne says, “I believe in making a difference wherever I am and LMC helped me find new ways of to get involved. It was fun to learn more about Marshall County and meet interesting people doing great things here. The leadership development activities gave me new insight into my own ways of working and interacting, so I am better able to keep improving in my leadership skills at work and elsewhere! The project process was also a learning experience, both in identifying county needs and in working as a team with people very different than me.”

Megan Rogers – Class 27

Megan grew up in South Bend and has been a Plymouth resident for 8 years.  She is the Northwest Region Volunteer Supervisor for SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program), an organization that is grant funded to provide free and impartial Medicare assistance. She covers 11 counties and work with around 90 SHIP volunteers. Besides LMC, Megan serves as a volunteer guardian advocate for an individual in a Marshall County nursing home.  She is also the Marshall County Area Director for the Aging Connections networking group.  Megan says, “Being part of LMC has opened my eyes to different ways to be involved in the community, gotten me out of my comfort zone, and allowed me to learn more about other professions than just what is in the social services realm.”

Brandon Rich – Class 26

Brandon moved to Marshall County with his family in 2014. As an Enterprise Architect at the University of Notre Dame, he spends his days on IT strategy and planning. Back home in Marshall County, you can find Brandon attending First United Methodist Church, working in local politics, and making music with his kids. He was part of the 2020 Leadership Marshall County Class 26. Finding it a valuable experience during that tumultuous time, Brandon chose to serve on the board to continue his leadership journey while paving the way for future classes to thrive.

Allie Shook – Class 26

Allie grew up in Plymouth, Indiana and attended Plymouth Schools and Indiana University Bloomington for undergrad.  She moved back to Plymouth after graduating from IU and presently still live here.  She is the Executive Director of Marshall County Lifelong Learning Network.  Allie also serves on the Marshall County Board of Health, Plymouth Community School Corporation School Board, and Discover Plymouth.  She says, “Participating in LMC was a great experience for me. It allowed me the opportunity to meet and network with others and learn about how I could better myself in all facets of life.”

Nate McKeand – Class 28

Nate McKeand is the current principal at Triton Jr. Sr. High School located in Bourbon, Indiana.  He has also served as the principal at LaVille Jr. Sr. High School and assistant principal at Bremen High School.  Nate has spent twenty-three years working in education, sixteen of these years in school administration.  Having a passion for service, education and leadership, he was moved to participate in Leadership Marshall County.  Nate was a member of the LMC Class 28.  After completing the program, he became an LMC board member and looks forward to continuing to grow this program and being a positive impact on Marshall County.  “LMC was a great opportunity to network, challenge myself to grow personally, and to sharpen my leadership skills to better meet the needs of my students and staff.”

Even though I live and work in Marshall County, I gained new insight into areas of diversity, recreation, services, available volunteer opportunities, and government services. LMC has further developed some innovative and enthusiastic leaders with fresh and creative ideas. Marshall County has many opportunities to become involved in and LMC give us the exposure to those opportunities.


-Kim Bates, Bourbon
Class 16

LMC has impacted my life both personally and professionally. I’ve been able to connect with the community in ways that would not have been possible otherwise. It has been a great learning experience and I am changed because of LMC.


-Loretta Schmidt, Plymouth
Class 20

The LMC program is dynamic, growing and changing with the people and communities it serves. It allows each class member to have input and make a mark.


-Emily Ryman, Culver
Class 3

Participation in Leadership Marshall County came at a perfect turning point for me, both personally and professionally. I found great value in the opportunities to network, collaborate, and connect with fellow leaders and agencies within our County. The program presented leaders with an array of experiences and training by highly qualified individuals from a variety of professional backgrounds. This environment created opportunities for growth and expansion as a leader. I am grateful for the experience!


-Nicole Fergison, Fergison Health, Plymouth
Class 24