Hornbuckle, Bramblet join Board of Trustees

Lexington, Ky., April 17, 2013 – Jami M. Hornbuckle and William Bramblet are the newest members of the Class of 2015 of the Lexington Theological Seminary Board of Trustees.

“Mrs. Hornbuckle and Mr. Bramblet bring exciting skills and abilities to the board and both are tremendous people of faith,” said LTS President Charisse L. Gillett. “I look forward to working with them as the Seminary continues to find ways to educate and train pastors and laity for 21st century ministry.”

Hornbuckle is assistant vice president for communications and marketing at Morehead State University in Morehead, Ky. She has led the institution through a complete rebranding effort, and MSU has celebrated two record enrollments under her watch. Hornbuckle is a member of MSU’s Society of Fellows and Visionary Society, was named the 1999 Faculty/Staff Fundraiser of the Year, and was nominated as one of MSU’s “Influential Eagles” as part of the institution’s 125th Anniversary. She is a graduate of the 2007 President’s Leadership Academy and remains active in various community groups and as well as her sorority. She has presented at seminars and conferences on leadership, marketing to adult learners, social media, web marketing and branding. She holds a Master of Arts degree in communications with an emphasis in advertising and public relations from Morehead State University.

Bramblet is a CEO/Board Chair at Traditional Bank, Inc. He is treasurer of the Montgomery Community Development, Inc., community organization and serves as an elder and chair of the personnel committee at First Christian Church in Mt. Sterling. He is a past president of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, former campaign chair of the United Way of the Bluegrass, and former Transylvania Alumni Executive Board president. Bramblet holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Transylvania University.

“This is time of significant transformation for LTS and the church,” said Board Chairman Gary Kidwell. “I am pleased to be part of a board made up of dynamic and thoughtful people who are passionate about the well-being of the Seminary and its mission.”

The other LTS Board of Trustees officers are: Richard G. Griffith, Vice Chair; and Kristen Bale, Secretary. Board members are: Greg Alexander, Julie Richardson Brown, Manny Collazo, Joe Gardner, Leslie Geoghegan, Betsy Goehrig, W. Gordon Hamlin, Larry Jackson, Ralph B. Jahnige, William Lee, Douglas N. Lofton, William H. McDonald, Richard McQuady, Michael Mooty, Forrest Roberts, Warren Rogers, James Sullivan and Nancy Walton. LTS officers are President Charisse Gillett; Vice President and Dean Richard Weis; Chief Financial Officer Laura Davis; and Vice President for Advancement Mark Blankenship.


Lexington Theological Seminary is an accredited graduate theological institution of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  Consistent with the Disciples’ historic commitment to Christian unity, the Seminary is intentionally ecumenical with students, faculty, staff and trustees of various denominations. The Seminary has been preparing leaders for the church since 1865. For more information, visit www.lextheo.edu.