Why Beyond This?
Many people are experiencing pain, loneliness and disappointment in life, and they feel they simply can’t cope. Beyond This helps turn struggles into strengths while teaching those in our community to find life purpose and hope.
Founder Todd Melloh started Beyond This as a way to help people struggling to live day to day, to find their life purpose. Beyond This, a nonprofit organization, helps people in all stages of life to define their strengths and talents, helping to clarify a unique plan that gives life passion, purpose and hope for the future. By changing one life at a time, Beyond This will impact the world.
Beyond This Staff
Todd Melloh, Founder and President
Todd has raised over $100 million in sponsorship/fund raising programs, GIK and resources for multiple organizations. Todd graduated from Butler University and has been working in the development, marketing, advertising, public relations field for 25 years with stints at the Indianapolis Colts, as an NFL Agent, general manager for Ball State University Athletics, an author of “24 Dates With My Dad” workbook designed to bridge the gap between fathers and children,
Todd served as the Domestic and International Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Samaritan’s Feet. While at Samaritan’s Feet, he created major innovative programs, such as the barefoot coaching campaign, which created worldwide media coverage, raised millions of pairs of shoes for impoverished children in 62 countries and millions of dollars in revenue. Todd left Samaritan’s Feet in 2012 and started working full-time for Horizon Christian School in March 2013 to raise money and to create the Beyond the Horizon class designed to equip high school seniors with a life calling plan and a strategy to live a life of service, purpose and passion. In 2016, Todd started working part-time at Horizon as a teacher so that he could focus on writing and creating curriculum for Beyond This, designed for 3rd-12th graders and now adults seeking direction for their lives in any season of life.
Todd is married to Carrie, a family doctor in Fishers and has four boys, Luke 20, Evan 18, Graham 9, and Hudson 7. They live in the Indianapolis, IN. He has three brothers. Next to God, family is the most important thing in his life.
Todd Troup, Chief Operating Officer
Todd brings over 30 years of experience from a variety of industries including Online Education, Health Care, Insurance, Government Contracting, Automotive, Pharma, Utilities and Business to Business. He is an expert in the areas of Business and IT Solutions Delivery, Project Management, and program/project strategies including the implementation of Policies and Procedures. His vision is to maximize organizational efficiency while empowering businesses to succeed. In addition to being a Business and IT consultant, Todd and his wife, Mary, run Missing Skills University, a training program in Career and Life Skills.
Todd was certified in ITIL-Foundation in 2009 and PMI-PMP-certified in 2010. He was awarded a BA degree in General Arts & Computer Sciences in 1986 from Penn State University. A former high school volleyball coach, Todd moved to the Indianapolis IN area in 2002. Todd’s oldest daughter, Carleen, graduated from Penn State University in 2017 and is a Second Grade teacher in Arlington VA. His other daughter, Alea, is a sophomore at Penn State University studying elementary education. Todd and Mary also have a son named Andrew who is in the 9th grade.
Paula Brennan, Director of Operations
M.S. Psychology, Family Therapy
Paula grew up in a small rural town in central Indiana, the youngest of a family of five, she attended Ball State University earning a B.S. in Marketing and Sales Promotion. Upon graduation, she moved to New York City and began her career at Macmillan Publishing as a Project Manager, moving up to a Product Manager.
Paula earned an M.S. in psychology with an emphasis in family therapy. Since 2003, Paula has coached children, teenagers, and families in private practice. After losing her sister suddenly in 2007, Paula founded a non-profit organization to honor her sister, Susies’ Legacy. In 2009, she also chaired the inaugural AFSP (American Foundation of Suicide Prevention) Out of the Darkness Walk in Indianapolis.
She continued her passion for helping others by serving as an advocate/mentor for college athletes. Most recently, Paula served on the Board of Directors at The O’Connor House, a home for struggling single, pregnant and homeless women. She was also a counselor on staff there for five years.
Paula resides in Noblesville with her husband of 33 years, Steve. They have 2 boys, Blake 27, and Aaron 24.
Dan Kapsalis, Sports Director
Dan’s overall coaching philosophy…
“To teach kids more than just the game. It is about learning and performing, not winning. Lessons of teamwork, respect, building confidence through the game, learning to compete, and focusing on character values help shape the person athletes become. These lessons stay long after playing days are over, and when no one remembers what the score was or who won the game.”
Coach Kapsalis has over 50 years of involvement in youth, high school and collegiate soccer levels, including 35 years as a player at the club, high school, college and adult amateur levels and over 30 years as a professional coach. Coach Kapsalis has literally trained over 40,000 players at every level and stage of the game. He has played in over 1000 games and has coached in over 1000 games.
Currently, Coach Kapsalis is the Director of Coaching for the Youth Academy, Pathway and Rec Player at the Zionsville Youth Soccer Association (ZYSA). He also directs their Outreach and Special Needs programs.
Coach Kapsalis holds every state level license and a USSF National coaching license as well as his USSF National Youth license. He is also certified in CPR, injury care and prevention, speed & agility training, strength training, sexual abuse awareness, suicide prevention awareness, drug & alcohol awareness and concussion management protocol.
Coach Kapsalis holds numerous long-term service, sportsmanship and leadership awards as well as 34 additional Coach of the Year awards including twice being named NSCAA Coach of the Year.
He has created a non-profit organization called Beyond Futbol that conducts no-cost soccer mission programming serving under-privileged children in different parts of the world. Coach Kapsalis also wrote and produced an award-winning sports motivation film for kids called “Attitude is Everything.”
Coach Kapsalis graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management and Kinesiology. He now resides in Fishers, Indiana. He and his wife, Nancy, have been married since 1989. They have six children (3 girls and 3 boys ranging in ages from 15-28).
Sherry Kaminskas, Director of Marketing
Sherry most recently was a Campus Minister at Cathedral High School where she developed a special love for mentoring and working through tough life situations with high school students.
Previous to that, she operated her own home-based marketing company, Selling Strategies and, over a 35+ year career, has held a variety of executive marketing, public relations and advertising positions at companies that have included Stanley Steemer Carpet Cleaner, Blue Lustre (purchased by Rug Doctor) and General Mills. Sherry, a trained Stephen Minister, brings a unique mentoring and marketing background to Beyond This. She has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Ohio University where she was named the 1977 Outstanding Journalism Graduate.
Sherry has been married to Keith for over 36 years and has a beautful 22 year old daughter, Kaitlyn.
David Roux, Director of Coaching
David graduated with honors from the University of North Dakota with a BA in Music. Upon graduation, he and his wife, Stephanie, joined the staff of Cru – an international missions organization focused on engaging college students’ spiritual life.
While on staff with Cru, David experienced many roles that developed him as a leader. Those experiences included late night conversations with college students, mentoring students, leading summer missions programs, touring as a rock drummer (yep!), and taking the role of Leadership Development and HR Director for a division of Cru.
David’s 21 years of experience working with students opened his eyes to some specific needs they have today. Students are stressed academically and relationally, distracted, lacking self-awareness, unsure of their own purpose, direction, and lacking important life skills. David’s vision is to see students navigate life with a strong sense of WHO they are and WHERE they are going…successfully! As a student discovers those two things, he or she will gain more confidence and hope in their futures. As a Certified Life Coach (2014), David works with teens and young adults to empower them to take ownership of their personal and academic success.
David lives in Fishers, IN with Stephanie, a labor and delivery nurse, and has 3 kids, Lauren 18, Marcus 16, and Sophia 9. He is a sports and music guy, and his perfect day involves family and good friends, mountains or a body of water, good food, and significant conversation.
Lisa Schultheis, Volunteer/Speaker Coordinator
Lisa graduated from Ball State with a degree in Elementary Education. After teaching for 8 years, she became a full time homemaker to raise her four children, Taylor (27), Adam (25), Matt (21) and Genova (19). At the same time, she also became an active volunteer at St. Lawrence School (coach, teacher, event committees).
Since then, Lisa has served the Indianapolis community through a number of charitable organizations including Kaleo, Outreach Inc, Community North (Eucharistic Ministry), the Cathedral Soup Kitchen, Peace Restored (Board Member), and Cathedral High School (ministry, Parent Resource Group, and more). She is a trained Stephen Minister and Trauma Healing facilitator. Lisa currently serves middle school and high school students in Indiana as a volunteer through the Air1 Dare to Dream motivational speaker program.
Lisa and her husband, Don, reside in Indianapolis and have been married for 31 years.
Mary Hansen, Education Specialist
Mary graduated from Clemson University with a B.S. in chemistry and was a salesman for Eastman Chemical for five years. When her oldest was born, she stayed at home to raise her family of three boys.
In 2011, she garnered another degree from Indiana University-Indianapolis with a M.S. in Education. She was a member of the first cohort of the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows. For eight years, she taught middle school science and seventh grade religion at St. Maria Goretti Catholic School, Westfield, Indiana.
Currently, Mary has combined her sales and teaching skills and passion for helping youth as an Education Specialist for Beyond This. She also tutors and works at the Mathnasium in Carmel.
Mary and her husband, Chuck, reside in Carmel and have been married for 28 years.
After graduating from Indiana University with a bachelor’s in social work, Laura then took on a national sales role at Hewitt Packard (HP), living first in Chicago and then Boston. It was there Laura found her passion: mentoring and helping others.
After HP, she moved to Carmel, Indiana to start a family. It has been a wonderful place for her and her husband of 34 years, Doug, to raise their three children Alex (30), Brooke (29) and Julia (27).
Through her own personal growth and life experiences, Laura realized the importance of her own faith. She felt her true calling was with her relationship with God and this would now serve as her guiding compass.
Laura’s life is devoted to helping those in need. In 2014, she became a Stephen Minister at Our Lady of Mount Carmel church. Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one Christ centered organization in which mentors walk side-by-side with someone who is experiencing life struggles, helping them to experience God’s love. She now serves as the leader of Stephen Ministry group and is responsible for recruiting new members and training them in Christian caregiving.
Throughout her journey, Laura has been a part of numerous organizations. Laura founded Kindness Day at OLMC as well as Women Helping Women which focused on fundraising for organizations including: iWIn, Dress for Success, Gleaner’s Food Bank, and Outreach Inc, Laura was a CASA worker supporting children in foster care and a mentor at OUTREACH for homeless teens. Laura is currently working on receiving her Ecclesial Lay Ministry Degree.
Laura feels extremely grateful that God has called her to Beyond This where her heart and talents can be used to help others overcome life’s struggles to find hope and faith in the future.
Beyond This Board of Directors
Dr. Thomas Greer
Educator, Damar Freeway School and Marian University
Todd Melloh, President of Beyond This