Erin Hachtel (pronounced “hock-tull”) has pursued a passion for leadership, service, and community transformation through her work with United Way of Greater Toledo, the American Red Cross, and as a church program director. She served for 8 years as the chairperson of the Wood County Emergency Food and Shelter Program Board, and was a trainer for the county’s No Wrong Door program.
Erin also worked as a consultant/trainer for The HCI Group at ProMedica in Toledo, Ohio, where she was part of the Epic implementation team. She is a volunteer with the OD Network, helping to organize their Welcome Group Program and the Talent Connect Team as well as with the Maumee Watershed District LSM Team, collaborating with fellow servant leaders in planning and conducting training.
Erin holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and a Master of Organization Development from Bowling Green State University. She was a featured student panelist at the BGSU Flipped Conference in the Fall of 2015, encouraging instructors to think of students as content contributors, not content containers.. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and the National Training Laboratories Graduate Student Learning Community pilot program.
Her faith-based work includes training with Rev. Eric H. F. Law and the Kaleidoscope Institute to be a Holy Currencies Culture coach for the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church. As a coach, she works with selected churches to transform static, linear ministries into dynamic, circulating relationships to bring wellness into the community. She has also served as a featured presenter in the Conference’s All in the Family program and as a Circles of Grace facilitator. She initiated Bowling Green-based Wood Area Ministries’ Feed the 5000 Food Drive, connecting churches in supporting food programs throughout the city. She has been a Certified Lay Minister since 2014.
She and her husband Mike, also a BGSU alum, live in Bowling Green with their daughter Sophia. They enjoy playing tabletop board games, exploring national and local parks, and attending BGSU athletics and arts events.