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

Alyson de la Foret


(614) 746-7816


Jim McElligott

Secretary & Historian

Greg Garris

Chair, School Committee

Carly Loar

Business & Community Engagement Committee

Rebecca Billingslea

Executive Director


Holly Richard

Circle of Grandparents Director

Stephanie Fry

Chair, Communications and Marketing Committee

Jackie Loar

Co-Chair, Business & Community Engagement Committee

Judson Adams

Vice President



Pat Kelso

CIA, School Committee

Debbie Bassinger

Chair, Fundraising & Membership Committee

Brittany Saffell

Co-Chair, Business & Community Engagement Committee

Kenneth Nally, Jr.




Bill Owens

Fundraising & Membership Committee

Michele Hamel

Communications and

Marketing Committee

Student Committee & Board Members

Ashley Gilber

WKHS student

Curran Gimeson

TWHS student

Alexus Rock

THWS student

Lily Manchester

WKHS student

 Address 200 E. Wilson Bridge Road

Worthington, OH 43085

Contact us: hello@communityandcharacter.com