Church Staff


SUNDAY, BECKY; (Staff)19 Rev. Becky Sunday
Phone: (419) 738-6216

A native of northwest Ohio and a lifelong member of the United Church of Christ, Becky is a 2001 graduate of Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio with majors in religion and music (voice). After college, she spent several years teaching undergraduate music classes at Kent State University while studying historical musicology.While earning her M.Div. from Methodist Theological School in Ohio, located in Delaware, Ohio, she served as the licensed minister of Berkey Congregational Christian Church (UCC), a small congregation near Toledo. While serving Berkey Church, she  earned a credit of Clinical Pastoral Education through Mercy St. Vincent Hospital in Toledo.Her husband, Rev. Adrian Sunday, is also an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ serving as pastor of Buckland UCC, located just five miles north of  Wapakoneta.


Rev. Elaine Mikesell

Pastor Emerita

Elaine was raised in northeast Ohio, in Columbia Station, a small farming community which was settled by her ancestors.  Her family members were devout members of the (American) Baptist Church, where she was baptized at age 12.  As a former registered nurse and a retired ordained UCC minister (ordained in 1989), she has served churches in Columbus, Westminster, and retired from St. Paul UCC in Wapakoneta. Elaine has been married to her husband Alan for 46 years. They have two sons and four grandchildren.  Elaine’s hobbies are quilting, swimming, playing saxophone and spending time with Alan.



Karen Joseph 




Martha Hefner 

Assistant Organist/Pianist


Wendy Schlenker – Director of Music and Bell Choirs

Daniel Landis – Director of Chancel Choir

Martha Hefner – Director of FEAST Choir
Wendy Schlenker – Director of Youth Hand Chime Choir
Karen Joseph – Organist/Accompanist
Martha Hefner – Assistant Organist/ Pianist
Church Office
Tami Zwez – Lay Ministries Coordinator
Cindy Erb – Church Secretary (419) 738-2215
Mark Freer – Financial Secretary (419) 738-2215
Bill Bowersock – Custodian
Bill Miller – WEB Master
Christian Education
Cheryl Short – Sunday School Superintendent 

Church Council 2019


President – Rodney Schey- – 419-738-8389

Vice President – Mark Vaughn – – 419-738-2415

Treasurer – Susan Stinebaugh –– 419-738-4300 (H)


Head Elder -Nancy Newland – – 419-773-9049

Anthony Spearhart – – 419-773-0141


Head Deacon – Pat Shaw- – 419-738-8509

Brock Sharp – – 567-356-6485

Kathy Haehn – – 419-738-7001

Melanie Wright – – 419-738-8022


Head Trustee – Fritz Ankerman – – 419-738-2223

Dan Bennett – – 419-738-7053

Doris Hibner – – 917-885-6173


Committee Chairpersons



Faith Formation/Sunday School

Mission Committee


Called to Care

Summer Lunch/FEAST

Website and Technology

Cheryl Short

Linda Unrue-Bryan

Nancy Newland

Rev. Becky Sunday & Tami Zwez

Tami Zwez

Bill Miller