Our Vision.

To create in Worthington a courageous community that inspires, exhibits and practices good character.

Our Mission.

 Partners for Community and Character (PCC) has been an integral part of the Worthington Community since 1997.  Our mission is to “serve as a catalyst to promote character.  We envision a courageous community that inspires, exhibits and practices good character”.

Our History.

In December 1995, Paul Minus received a phone call from Ella Moore, a staff leader in the Worthington School District. She wanted to know if he would be willing to help raise financial support for the Worthington Schools’ student mediation program.


A group of community leaders gathered by Minus agreed to raise funds for this program. But the more they thought about it and talked with the teachers, principals, and students involved, the more they realized the need to understand the underlying reasons for conflict. It was determined that conflict resolution was at the “tip of the iceberg” and more attention needed to be directed to the “whole iceberg” that was there beneath the surface.


As a result, that small group of community leaders began to look at the entire issue of behavior and values among students today.



Executive Committee

& Board of Trustees

Stephanie Fry


(614) 746-7816

Sarah Allen

Chair, Business &

Community Engagement

Michele Hamel

Vice President &

Chair, Communications and Marketing Committee

Pat Kelso

CIA, School Committee

Kenneth Nally, Jr.




Audry Klum

Circle of Grandparents


Jim McElligott

Secretary & Historian

Lisa Dillon

Chair, Fundraising & Membership Committee

Student Committee & Board Members

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 Address 200 E. Wilson Bridge Road

Worthington, OH 43085

Contact us: hello@communityandcharacter.com