MEET THE STAFF

  Rev. Mick Whistler   Lead Pastor   Pastor Mick grew up in Ohio before completing a bachelor's degree in marketing from Wright State University in 1992. He enjoyed an exciting career in marketing for nearly 15 years, even earning an MBA from James Madison University in 2000, prior to his call to ministry in 2006. Since then, Mick has served churches of various sizes, completed his Master of Divinity degree at United Theological Seminary in 2009, and was ordained an Elder in Full Connection in the United Methodist Church in 2012. He is married to his wife, Renee, and they have one daughter, Emma. In his free time, Mick loves spending time with his family, playing golf and going to the movies.   Email Mick

Rev. Mick Whistler
Lead Pastor

Pastor Mick grew up in Ohio before completing a bachelor's degree in marketing from Wright State University in 1992. He enjoyed an exciting career in marketing for nearly 15 years, even earning an MBA from James Madison University in 2000, prior to his call to ministry in 2006. Since then, Mick has served churches of various sizes, completed his Master of Divinity degree at United Theological Seminary in 2009, and was ordained an Elder in Full Connection in the United Methodist Church in 2012. He is married to his wife, Renee, and they have one daughter, Emma. In his free time, Mick loves spending time with his family, playing golf and going to the movies.

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  Rev. Diane Mendelson   Associate Pastor   Pastor Diane was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She attended Franklin University and has two adult children. Her daughter, Merceydez, is a first grade teacher in Dublin, and is married to Dustin. They have 3 children. Being a grandmother is wonderful! Her son, Trevor, is an offensive line coach for the Glenville State Pioneers in West Virginia. Prior to entering the ministry, Diane served as a regional manager for a retail company for 10 years. Diane is a licensed local pastor with the United Methodist Church and completed the Course of Study through the Methodist Theological School in Ohio.  Diane enjoys running, all outdoor activities, and the beach!   Email Diane

Rev. Diane Mendelson
Associate Pastor

Pastor Diane was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She attended Franklin University and has two adult children. Her daughter, Merceydez, is a first grade teacher in Dublin, and is married to Dustin. They have 3 children. Being a grandmother is wonderful! Her son, Trevor, is an offensive line coach for the Glenville State Pioneers in West Virginia. Prior to entering the ministry, Diane served as a regional manager for a retail company for 10 years. Diane is a licensed local pastor with the United Methodist Church and completed the Course of Study through the Methodist Theological School in Ohio.  Diane enjoys running, all outdoor activities, and the beach!

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  Rev. Matt Overman   Pastor of Children and Family Ministries   Matt grew up at Grand Lake church and is blessed to continue to serve as the children and family pastor.  He graduated from Wright State in 2010 with a Bachelors in Educations and from United Theological Seminary in 2015 with a Masters of Divinity.  Matt was ordained as a Deacon in the United Methodist Church in June 2017.  Matt has been married to his best friend and wife, Beth, since September 2009. They have three sons, Patrick, Charlie, and Mark. His hobbies include working around the house, playing games and watching TV.   Email Matt    

Rev. Matt Overman
Pastor of Children and Family Ministries

Matt grew up at Grand Lake church and is blessed to continue to serve as the children and family pastor.  He graduated from Wright State in 2010 with a Bachelors in Educations and from United Theological Seminary in 2015 with a Masters of Divinity.  Matt was ordained as a Deacon in the United Methodist Church in June 2017.  Matt has been married to his best friend and wife, Beth, since September 2009. They have three sons, Patrick, Charlie, and Mark. His hobbies include working around the house, playing games and watching TV.

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  Rev. Dean Bachelor   Pastor of Care Ministries   Pastor Dean grew up in Ohio and Florida. After serving 3 1/2 years in the US Navy, he attended Ohio University completing a BS in Education. He taught public school for a year and returned to OU for graduate studies and then transferred to Asbury Theological Seminary completing a Masters in Divinity. He was ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church in 1986 and retired in 2013. He is also retired from Mid-Ohio Psychological Services where he was a co-founder. He and has wife Janet have been married since 1979 and together they have three adult children, Anna, Tim, and Joelle.   Email Dean

Rev. Dean Bachelor
Pastor of Care Ministries

Pastor Dean grew up in Ohio and Florida. After serving 3 1/2 years in the US Navy, he attended Ohio University completing a BS in Education. He taught public school for a year and returned to OU for graduate studies and then transferred to Asbury Theological Seminary completing a Masters in Divinity. He was ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church in 1986 and retired in 2013. He is also retired from Mid-Ohio Psychological Services where he was a co-founder. He and has wife Janet have been married since 1979 and together they have three adult children, Anna, Tim, and Joelle.

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  Amy Koester   Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries   Amy grew up in Elida, Ohio. She is a graduate of Spring Arbor University with a degree in Youth Ministry. She has a passion for teenagers and young adults and is excited to serve in ways that help them know Christ and dive deep as disciples. Amy comes to St. Paul's with a lot of experience having been shaped through Christian ministries like Teens for Christ and Youth for Christ. In her free time Amy loves all kinds of sports.   Email Amy

Amy Koester
Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries

Amy grew up in Elida, Ohio. She is a graduate of Spring Arbor University with a degree in Youth Ministry. She has a passion for teenagers and young adults and is excited to serve in ways that help them know Christ and dive deep as disciples. Amy comes to St. Paul's with a lot of experience having been shaped through Christian ministries like Teens for Christ and Youth for Christ. In her free time Amy loves all kinds of sports.

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  Louise Fawcett   Lay Pastor of Visitation    Email Louise

Louise Fawcett
Lay Pastor of Visitation

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  Robyn Sheets   Office Manager    Email Robyn

Robyn Sheets
Office Manager

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  Barb Painter   Financial Secretary    Email Barb

Barb Painter
Financial Secretary

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  Jill Larkin   Treasurer    Email Jill

Jill Larkin
Treasurer

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  Mark Armstrong   Building Manager    Email Mark

Mark Armstrong
Building Manager

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  Michelle Heindel   Director of Communications    Email Michelle

Michelle Heindel
Director of Communications

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  Rodney Hartings   Lead Media Technician    Email Rodney

Rodney Hartings
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  Ken Wiehe   Lead Sound Technician    Email Ken

Ken Wiehe
Lead Sound Technician

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  Darren Heindel   Praise Team Coordinator    Email Darren

Darren Heindel
Praise Team Coordinator

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  Suzanne Murlin   Sanctus Choir Director    Email Suzanne

Suzanne Murlin
Sanctus Choir Director

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  Carol Zimmerman   Organist    Email Carol

Carol Zimmerman
Organist

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  Sheila Gudorf   Christ's Kids & Cherub Choir Director    Email Sheila

Sheila Gudorf
Christ's Kids & Cherub Choir Director

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  Angie Smith   Custodian (A.M.)    Email Angie

Angie Smith
Custodian (A.M.)

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  John Harter   Custodian (P.M.)    Email John

John Harter
Custodian (P.M.)

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  Lisa Snyder   Nursery Ministry Coordinator    Email Lisa

Lisa Snyder
Nursery Ministry Coordinator

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  Vicki McGee   Nursery Ministry Caregiver    Email Vicki

Vicki McGee
Nursery Ministry Caregiver

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  Lauren Gudorf   Nursery Ministry Caregiver    Email   Lauren

Lauren Gudorf
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  Alyssa Boeckman   Nursery Ministry Caregiver    Email A  lyssa

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Creative Discovery Preschool Staff

  Mindy Sudhoff   Administrator/Teacher   Mindy Sudhoff has been teaching at Creative Discovery Preschool since 1999. In 2004, she began serving as the Director. Mindy has an Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education from Lima Technical College and an Associate's degree in Accounting from Wright State University. She is Creative Discovery's Enrichment teacher.   Email Mindy

Mindy Sudhoff
Administrator/Teacher

Mindy Sudhoff has been teaching at Creative Discovery Preschool since 1999. In 2004, she began serving as the Director. Mindy has an Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education from Lima Technical College and an Associate's degree in Accounting from Wright State University. She is Creative Discovery's Enrichment teacher.

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  Jenelle Gross   Teacher/Administrative Assistant   Jenelle Gross began teaching at Creative Discovery Preschool in 2006. She holds an Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education from Edison College. She is working on obtaining her Bachelors degree in (INS) Intervention Special Education. She teaches the MWF 4's AM and PM classes and the Tues-Thurs AM 3's class and PM 4's class.   Email Jenelle

Jenelle Gross
Teacher/Administrative Assistant

Jenelle Gross began teaching at Creative Discovery Preschool in 2006. She holds an Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education from Edison College. She is working on obtaining her Bachelors degree in (INS) Intervention Special Education. She teaches the MWF 4's AM and PM classes and the Tues-Thurs AM 3's class and PM 4's class.

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  Janet Giere   Teacher   Janet Giere has been teaching at Creative Discovery Preschool since 1992. She earned an Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education from Lima Technical College. Janet Giere teaches the MWF 5's AM and PM classes and the Tues-Thurs 4's AM and PM classes.   Email Janet

Janet Giere
Teacher

Janet Giere has been teaching at Creative Discovery Preschool since 1992. She earned an Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education from Lima Technical College. Janet Giere teaches the MWF 5's AM and PM classes and the Tues-Thurs 4's AM and PM classes.

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  Stacey Gibbons   Teacher   Stacey Gibbons began teaching at Creative Discovery Preschool in 1995. She holds a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education with concentrations in Early Childhood and Social Sciences from Wright State University. Stacey Gibbons teaches the MWF 5's AM and PM classes and the Tues-Thurs 3's AM and PM classes.   Email Stacey

Stacey Gibbons
Teacher

Stacey Gibbons began teaching at Creative Discovery Preschool in 1995. She holds a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education with concentrations in Early Childhood and Social Sciences from Wright State University. Stacey Gibbons teaches the MWF 5's AM and PM classes and the Tues-Thurs 3's AM and PM classes.

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  Aimee Rammel   Teacher   Aimee Rammel began teaching at Creative Discovery Preschool in 2013. She is currently attending Rhodes State College where she is working on obtaining an Associates degree in Early Childhood Education. She teaches the MWF 4 year old AM and PM classes and the Tues-Thurs 3 year old AM and& PM classes.   Email Aimee

Aimee Rammel
Teacher

Aimee Rammel began teaching at Creative Discovery Preschool in 2013. She is currently attending Rhodes State College where she is working on obtaining an Associates degree in Early Childhood Education. She teaches the MWF 4 year old AM and PM classes and the Tues-Thurs 3 year old AM and& PM classes.

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