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​, 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

  • Clergy spouse (with reluctance and reward!) for over 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
  • Credentialed as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through 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 14 years of his 30-year marriage
  • Pastor’s kid
  • Frequent leader of Bible studies and other small groups
  • Practicing attorney for 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