Why Beyond This?
Many people are experiencing pain, loneliness and disappointment in life and they feel they simply can’t cope.
Founder Todd Melloh started Beyond This as a way to help people struggling to live day to day, to find their God-given purpose in life. Beyond This, a nonprofit organization, helps people in all stages of life to define their God-given strengths and talents, helping to clarify a unique life plan that gives life passion, purpose and hope in the future. By changing one life at a time, Beyond This hopes to 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 and 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, while under God’s direction. 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 Melloh 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. He is involved with his local church and he and Mary have led a Faith & Life Study Group since 2007. 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 have a son named Andrew who is in the 9th grade.
Sherry Kaminskas, Director of Marketing
Sherry was most recently was a Campus Minister at Cathedral High School. 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 is married to Keith and has a 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 & 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 & 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 about their future. 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 & good friends, mountains or a body of water, good food, and significant conversation.
Kirstin Posey, Secretary/Treasurer
Kirstin graduated from Grace College with a B.S. in Intercultural Studies in 2017. Kirstin handles the finances and day-to-day running of the organization and has a special gift for mentoring. She says, “I am passionate about loving people in their hardest and darkest points, which is exactly where Jesus can shine the brightest. I would love to see this society and this world changed by people taking the time to mentor.” She is also a photographer on the side and loves to capture the essence of people.
Brady Brown, Account Executive
Brady is a Horizon Christian School graduate and one of the first students to participate in the Beyond This program. Brady works to grow the reach and impact of Beyond This as well as helping train and implement the Beyond This mentoring system into schools and organizations.
Brady has 6 years of sales experience including businesses that include Snyder’s- Lance, FedEx Office, and Complete Demolition Services, where he sold over $3 million worth of business services and products.
As a former student, Brady brings first hand knowledge of the success he has seen of the Beyond This system. He has experienced the impact it has had on his own life and personally witnessed life transformations of some of his peers. Brady believes it is the right time of his life to pay his experience forward and is anxious to see life transformations happen at your school, business or organization.
He enjoys spending time with his family and dog Scooby-Doo.
Lisa Schultheis, Curriculum 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.
Beyond This Board of Directors
Lisa Almert, Roche Executive Lisa Almert Biography Click Here
Dave Calabro, Sports Director, Channel 13 Dave Calabro Biography Click Here
Ed Freije, Retired Principal Ed Freije Biography Click Here
Perry Hines, Director of Advancement, Covenant Christian School Perry Hines Biography Click Here
Don Schultheis, Managing Partner, Lantern Road Capital Partners, LLC Don Schultheis Biography Click Here
Indea Snorden, Educator Indea Snorden Biography Click Here
Shari Switzer, Indiana Dept. of Education, Director of Educator Effectiveness Shari Switzer Biography Click Here