Worship Team

Team Leaders Bryan Penvose and Sherry Dey

These are the people involved in planning and implementing our Sunday worship and special worship events such as Lent, Holy Week, etc.  These include the Deacons, Altar Guild, Worship and Music Committee, Lay Worship Leaders, Acolytes and Ushers, Sr. and Jr. Choirs.

Spiritual Growth Team

Team Leaders Hope Hellwig and Debra Olinger

These are the people who support our members as they learn more about faith.  They help provide instruction opportunities.  They support members to become teachers of faith in their lives.  These include the Sunday School Staff, Board of Education, VBS, Library administrators, Milestone Ministries, Homebuilders (as teachers of faith to their children), Mentors, and nursery helpers.

Outreach and Ministries Team

Team Leaders Mary Ann Dalgleish and Hannah Severence

These are the people who provide opportunities, events, and training to fulfill the goal of sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ in our community and throughout the world. To this end the team supports many and varied activities, such as Operation Homes, the annual Passion Walk, Sole Hope for Uganda, church picnic, and support for the Oaks Family Care Center.


Congregational Life Team

Team Leaders Bob Graf and Jonathan Graf

These are the people who help the congregation keep their lives stable and balanced so they are healthy and ready to do the ministry they are called to do.  This includes the Elders, Prayer Warriors, Care Team, Home Visitation Team, Meal Ministry Team, Newsletter Committee, Bulletin, Website, Hospitality Ministry, Mutual Ministry, Fair Trade table, and those many groups who provide mutual support to one another: Women’s Bible Study, Men’s Bible Study, Luther League, Book Club, Seekers, etc.

Facilities Team

Team Leaders Richard Hill and Paul Dey

These are the people involved in making sure our spaces are ready and inviting to do the ministry we are called to do.  This includes the Cemetery Committee, Landscaping Committee, the ever helpful Trustees, and the Aesthetics Committee.

Financial Team

Team Leaders Barb Schumacher and Jack Malicki

These are the people involved in ensuring that our members’ contributions are protected and available for the ministries we are called to do.  This includes the Treasurer, Financial Secretary, Counting Team, Annual Audit Team, Memorial Committee, Budget Planning Team, and Endowment Fund (elected to post).

Pastor Jim Watson

Pastor Jim and his wife, Sheryl, have two grown children.

Watson is the 18th pastor to serve in our 180-year-old congregation.

Pastoral Intern

Stephanie Woods

Stephanie Woods is an alumna of Ashland University and Duke Divinity School, and is currently finishing a PhD in Church History through Boston University. She enjoys reading, playing flute and mountain dulcimer, going for a run, knitting and sewing. Stephanie and her husband, a high school math teacher, live in Ashland, Ohio. In their free time, they enjoy playing board games, going for walks, and planning prom for David’s students. She is excited to get to know all of you and work with you over the next year.