Our Mission: We make the Christian tradition of healthcare sharing available and affordable to all.
Liberty HealthShare staff, personnel, and board members are committed to embodying our mission statement as they contribute to our ministry's daily operations.
Liberty HealthShare, a healthcare sharing ministry of Gospel Light Mennonite Church Medical Aid Plan, Inc., is a religious nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization led by a five-member Board of Directors who meet on at least a quarterly basis and more frequently as needed. The Board was formed when three sharing ministries unified in 2014: Christian Financial Death Assistance, Gospel Light Mennonite Church Medical Aid Plan, Inc., and Calvary Healthcare Sharing Ministry, Inc. Along with two other Directors, a member from each sharing ministry serves on the Board in rotating terms of three years. The Board enforces a strict conflict of interest policy to ensure unified support for Liberty HealthShare's mission.
Liberty HealthShare's leadership team was there when the healthshare movement began in the early 1980’s, and they have nearly thirty years of experience in facilitating cost-sharing. They now lend their expertise to bring the same cost-sharing methods enjoyed by thousands of Christian families to like-minded individuals everywhere. Each of them represent years of experience with their respective organizations and a commitment to upholding Liberty HealthShare's core beliefs with integrity and transparency. See each board member's bio below.
Health cost sharing began decades ago!
The modern medical cost sharing movement finds its roots in small bands of Christians who were committed to living out the biblical principle of ‘bear one another’s burdens’. Anabaptist Christians (more commonly known as Amish and Mennonites) have practiced health cost sharing within their communities for decades, but in the early 1980’s, an incident occurred that spilled the tradition beyond the Anabaptist world.
A pastor in Ohio was in a tragic auto accident while on his way to a church function. The news spread quickly, and those who knew of his ministry to alcoholics and drug addicts came to his aid. Christians across the country contributed to his medical costs, and the bills were paid in full in 45 days. Inspired by the care he received, that pastor went on to begin the first health cost sharing ministry of its kind. Today, Liberty HealthShare℠ follows the same Christian tradition by making health cost sharing available and affordable to all.
Liberty HealthShare℠ is a health cost sharing ministry of an existing group (Gospel Light Mennonite Church Medical Aid Plan, Inc.) that has been sharing costs since 1995. Through Liberty HealthShare℠, thousands of families nationwide use health cost sharing as an organized means of sharing medical expenses. The opportunity to share medical expenses through Liberty HealthShare is open to anyone who commits to our Shared Beliefs.
Board of Directors
Chief Executive Officer
Larry has many years of work experience in the corporate arena. He has led large organizations in direct sales, customer service centers, inbound sales centers, technical operations, and direct & indirect retail. Larry is a founding board member at Liberty HealthShare and has served on other non-profit boards of ministry. He is currently the lead speaking pastor at Velocity Church, which was founded in 2012. He has a heart for ministry and serving and looks forward to continuing with a heart of service as he assumes this role. He believes in the importance of a great company culture, in teamwork, and in a never-ending pursuit of excellence so our staff can be the very best at what they do.
Everett was one of the founding members of Calvary Christian Fellowship Church in Paris, TN and is a current trustee. He took leadership of the church’s medical cost-sharing ministry in 1997. In 1991 Everett founded a flourishing outdoor power equipment sales company, 54 Lawn and Garden. Everett led the effort to secure recognition of Calvary HealthCare Sharing Ministry, Inc. by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in 2014, as well as uniting the sharing families of Calvary with Liberty HealthShare in 2014. Everett resides in Paris, TN with his wife, Elmina, and their 6 children.
Durlin has served in foreign missions on two different occasions, first during a four-year stint in Belize, Central America and then in Paraguay, South America for two years, where he taught at a local Christian school. He has served as chairman of a private Christian School and as Secretary for Mennonite Motorist Aid, a brotherhood sharing ministry. He is managing partner and CFO of Gibson Magerfield Edenali, a general contracting company in Charlottesville, VA.
Dale E. Bellis
Chairman and Founder
Dale has twenty-five years of experience in two distinct areas of healthcare management: as a staff member with the first healthcare sharing ministry of its kind from 1988 until 2001, and also administering self-funded healthcare plans for employees. Dale founded Legacy Management Group and administered self-funded healthcare plans for employer groups until 2012. At the time of the reorganization plan that launched Liberty HealthShare in 2015, Dale helped found The National Coalition of Healthcare Sharing Ministries, Inc. as a professional association to assist healthcare sharing ministries with industry best practices, administrative technology, and public advocacy.
Chief Operations Officer
Drudy was integral to the reorganization plan that launched Liberty HealthShare and is currently its Associate Director and Chief Operations Officer. She is responsible for Customer Relations, Operations, and Medical Bill Processing. Drudy began her career at the first ever medical cost-sharing group in 1985, where she managed a staff of over 50 medical bill processors. She also directed the technology conversion and installation of the first medical bill processing system by a cost-sharing ministry. Drudy transitioned to Liberty HealthShare in 2012.