Our Board of Directors

The board of directors provides guidance for the ministry and plays a critical role in all major decisions.

Current Board of Directors


Seth Seppanen -- President

Seth is the founder and president of the Word-n-Will ministry. Since the mid-1970s he has frequently taught books of the Bible in Sunday School classes and small groups. He is passionate about developing ways to make it possible for the average person to gain a sound understanding of the Bible. His desire to create this ministry started over 30 years ago and has grown ever since. He was a PhD candidate in Near Eastern Studies at The University of Michigan (1986) and holds a master's degree in Near Eastern Studies from The University of Michigan (1978), a MDiv degree from Asbury Theological Seminary (1974), and a bachelor's degree in Math from Greenville College (1971).


Ken Gilmore – Treasurer

Ken was the lead pastor of Keystone Church in Saline, Michigan until June 13 of 2021. He was the lead pastor for 15 years and on the church staff for 26 years. He is now splitting his time between pursuing a Ph. D. in Biblical Exposition at Liberty University and working for the Word‑n‑will ministry. He has a passion for creatively communicating the timeless truths of scripture to modern minds and hearts. He holds a master’s degree in Biblical Studies from Asbury Theological Seminary (2013) and a bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministries from Indiana Wesleyan University (1994).


Janene Seppanen -- Secretary

Janene has been married to Seth since 1971. She has been an avid supporter of his vision to create Bible studies that make it possible for the average person to acquire a sound understanding of the Bible. As he has been working on this ministry over the years she has proofread his handouts and Bible studies. Over the past two years, she has critiqued everything he has written for the ministry and has provided sound advice and positive support.

Board of Director Qualities


The members of the board of directors must have a passion for the mission of the Word-n-Will ministry. Our mission is to create interactive e-Learning studies of books of the bible that are designed to be used by small groups to help their members know God's word and do God's will.


We don't expect our board members to have expertise in the area of biblical exegesis (interpretation of the biblical text), but we do expect our board members to have expertise in an area that will help them provide sound guidance to the ministry. A board member could be someone who has successful experience as an entrepreneur or has expertise in the area of small groups, e-Learning, administration, or fundraising.


The members of the board of directors must be willing to make the time commitment necessary to fulfill their responsibilities as directors. This includes time for regular board meetings, as well as the time needed to know where the ministry is at and where it is going, so that they can provide informed guidance.


The members of the board of directors must be willing to speak the truth in love. They must be willing to share their opinion even if they believe others may have a totally different point of view. They must also be willing to carefully consider the input from others.

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