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 27 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.