Our Leadership


Doug Sherman

Founder/Chairman of Board

Doug Sherman is Founder of Trading Up.org, a 501(c) 3 ministry. His unique message and passion is to help people change their view of God by seeing Him more clearly and enjoying Him more often during the active hours of their day. The active hours make up 95% of our life and it’s when we face our biggest spiritual battles.

Doug is a popular speaker and a published author of several books, his most popular being "Your Work Matters to God". He has spent his career engaging God both in the marketplace and ministry, which gives him the unique experience to understand both worlds.

Over the years Doug has deployed his leadership and visionary gifts to start several companies and ministries resulting in significant impact.

Doug graduated from the Air Force Academy, served in the Air Force as a fighter pilot trainer, and then earned a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Seminary.

Steve Kahle

Steve Kahle

Executive Director

Many years back, Steve had the great fortune of hearing Doug Sherman talk about his personal relationship with God. He was so captivated with the authentic passion Doug had for Christ he told God that he want a relationship with Him like that - that he was all-chips-in! The impact on Steve's walk with Christ has been like a cellphone strength indicator. Before there was little to no 'signal' of responsiveness to God throughout the day, but now Steve lives with a strong sense of His presence. The way Steve relates to his wife, his three boys, his family, friends, co-workers, and complete strangers has completely changed.

In the workplace, Steve is passionate about the power of web technologies and the science behind effective productivity systems. Steve enjoys tennis, golf, snow skiing and mountain biking with friends and especially with his wife and three boys.

Margery McAlister

Margery McAlister

Community Liaison & Operations Manager

Margery has 17 years of acting a team coordinator, project manager and event consultant. She works part time for Trading Up acting as the Community Liaison & Operations Manager. Her other ‘job’ is being a mother to her wonderful little boy, Callum.


Lee Daniel

Board Member

Lee is a retired Petroleum and Natural Gas Energy Services Executive and Entrepreneur. Lee and his wife Kathy were married in 1969, have three married sons, seven grandchildren and reside in Boulder, Colorado. Lee currently serves on the Board of Directors of both private companies and faith based organizations including as a reserve elder at First Presbyterian Church in Boulder. Lee loves spending some of his free time fishing, gardening and cooking.


DG Elmore

Board Member

DG has over 25 years of experience co-founding, leading, and acquiring multiple businesses in various industries. His industry experience includes travel management, technology, publishing, manufacturing, professional sports, and staffing.

DG’s degrees include a B.B.A. from Southern Methodist University, an M.B.A. from the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University, and a law degree from the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University. D.G. and his wife, Gini, live in Bloomington, Indiana, and have six children. DG is the Chair of The Navigators’ U.S. Board of Directors, an international Christian organization.


Dan Miller

Board Member

Dan is a successful businessman and owns Advantiv Solutions, a collaborative planning and procurement software company he founded in 1996.

Dan is a life-long Christian, active in church life from the earliest age. He has served as a musician, teacher, youth mentor, marriage mentor, marriage ministry leader, board member, and board chair. Through faith, Dan is passionate about the expression and extension of grace, love, and mercy to the unchurched and untended among us, and has always been willing to take necessary risks to achieve that mission.

Dan earned a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations with a Computer Science minor in 1984 from LeMoyne College, a Jesuit school in Syracuse, NY.

TJ Morelli

TJ Morelli

Board Member

TJ is the Pastor of Men's and Business Ministry at ARBC. Doug's teaching has had a profound impact on how TJ ministers to men from day one. TJ and his wife, Rachel, have been attending ARBC since 2001. They have three kids, Jake, Emma, and Thomas. TJ grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and went to college in NY at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Upon graduation, he served as an Engineer Officer in the U.S. Army. After separating from the service, he ran a business for just over 13 years prior to coming on staff at the Ridge in 2010. TJ has a passion for marriages, for children, and most importantly, for showing Christ to those who are thirsting. He and Rachel love being involved in ministry at the Ridge and feel blessed to be a part of the amazing things God is doing at the church and in community.