Who is Artos?

Artos is born out of a sense of calling among good friends with:

  • A yearning to help other clergy spouses
  • A passion for the power of retreats
  • A discipleship to build the kingdom of God
Julie Anderman

Julie Anderman​, Executive Director

“The adventure of discovering a new perspective, skill, or friend with other clergy spouses is about the most holy fun I can imagine.”

Gifts: Instructional Design, Facilitation, Coaching

  • United Methodist clergy spouse (with reluctance and reward!) for nearly 20 years
  • Instructional design and communications consultant for Fortune 500 companies for over 20 years
  • Facilitator of small group learning in both corporate and church environments for 25 years
  • A.B. in Theology; M.B.A. in Organizational Behavior, Strategic Marketing; certificates in Instructional Design
  • Trained professional coach, progressing toward the Professional Certified Coach credential with the International Coach Federation

Lynnette R. Carter​, Director

“I believe that beautifully harmonious songs of praise are most powerful when they flow from hearts that beat on one accord.”

Gifts: Music, Spiritual Discernment and Encouragement

  • Choral leader of adult mixed and men’s choir in African Methodist Episcopal, Baptist, and United Methodist churches for 20 years
  • Song writer, soloist
  • Leader and choreographer of women’s and children’s liturgical dance groups for 15 years
  • Leader of praise & worship ministry for seven years
  • ​Coursework and certificates in personal spiritual therapy

Phil Newcomer, Director

“As a pastor’s spouse, I’ve discovered a life of surprising connectedness.  I share an added connection with my wife as her ally in ministry.  I’m connected to parishioners past and present as their brother in faith.  I feel a near-instant connection to other clergy spouses who travel this path.  And I experience communion with a loving God along the way.”

Gifts: Strategic Planning, Devotional/Spiritual Writing, Small Group Facilitation

  • United Methodist clergy spouse for 13 years of his 30-year marriage
  • Pastor’s kid
  • Frequent leader of Bible studies and other small groups
  • Practicing attorney for nearly 30 years
  • ​B.A. in Economics, J.D.

Betsy Ettinger​, Director

“I am continually in awe as God’s abundant blessings unfold in my life and draw me into fellowship with such diverse groups of people.”

Gifts: Music, Organization, Practical Motivation

  • Served in a variety of lay leadership roles with a concentration in staff – parish relations
  • Life-long member of church and community choirs and ensembles
  • Management positions in non-profit and private corporations for 40 years
  • Leader of small group learning and skill building
  • ​Granddaughter of a Presbyterian minister
  • ​B.A. in Liberal Arts

Lisa Mears​, Director

“I strive to share Christ’s abundance with the world around me in fun, colorful and unexpected ways. Life on this planet is short and precious. Live it to the fullest.”

Gifts: Program Development, Graphics, Amusement

  • Presbyterian clergy spouse in a new worshiping community
  • Graphic designer and owner of Bookman Graphics for over 20 years
  • Professional development instructor and communications consultant for a Fortune 100 company for eight years
  • Leader of numerous small groups and Bible Studies for women, couples, and young adults
  • ​B.A. in English and History; M.A. in Counselor Education