Center for Servant Leadership Staff

Mandie Thacker Beeler

Mandie serves as the Director of the Center for Servant Leadership at Tennessee Wesleyan College. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Communication from Middle Tennessee State University and a Master of Education degree from the University of South Carolina in Higher Education and Student Affairs. Mandie is currently pursuing her doctorate in Learning and Leadership at the University of Tennessee - Chattanooga.

Mandie joined the Tennessee Wesleyan staff in June 2010 to lead the implementation of the Quality Enhancement Plan. She oversees the Servant Leadership Honors Program, coordinates the TWC 101/102 First-Year Experience Program, and works closely with faculty to develop Service-Learning (SL) designated coursework. She strongly believes that leadership is a process, not a position, and that all students have the ability to grow and strengthen their leadership skills.

Contact Mandie at 423-746-5244 or

Beth Makowski

Beth serves as the Coordinator of the Center for Servant Leadership. She graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan College with a Bachelor's degree in Management Excellence. Having previous served as the Records Clerk in the Registrar's Office, Beth joined the Center for Servant Leadership in 2011.

Beth is the Community Partner liaison for the college and works closely with them to coordinate one-time service opportunities. She also coordinates the portfolio process for the Service-Learning Track, maintains community partnership assessment documentation, and supervises student workers and interns.

Contact Beth at 423-746-5232 or

Matt Harper

Matt is an AmeriCorps*VISTA member and has chosen to spend his year of service with Tennessee Wesleyan College. Matt earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from TWC in 2013. He is a native of McMinn County and is passionate about serving his home community.

Matt's projects focus on eliminating poverty by addressing food insecurity concerns.

Contact Matt at 423-746-5273 or