Leadership

Meet the Team

Dustin Dawe, Teaching Minister

Dustin Dawe, Teaching Minister

dustindawe@comcast.net

I was born and raised in Franklin County and have attended Marion Mennonite Church since graduating High School.  My time at Marion has been full of being mentored, receiving encouragement, and ministry opportunities.  I am excited to serve at Marion and continue to see what God has in store for His church.

I am married to a wonderful woman, Twila, and we have two energetic and enthusiastic children, Jonathan and Abigail.  I am blessed to have a loving and supportive family as we do life together.  We enjoy spending time together whether it is at out our favorite vacation spot, Ocracoke, or pulling weeds from our flower beds.  It is a joy to be together.

I believe the church has an important voice in society.  God has chosen His people to be salt and light in the world.  We as Jesus followers need to display God’s love to those we interact with each day in our home, workplaces, and communities.

Connie Detwiler, Minister of Care

Connie Detwiler, Minister of Care

connie@marionmennonite.org

Connie has a genuine love for others and will walk alongside you. She has put in place a very loving, reliable team, which provides care for the congregation in various ways and are available for visits, prayers, phone calls, comfort and counseling.

Jenn Hanson, Minister of Outreach and Service

Jenn Hanson, Minister of Outreach and Service

mben3579@yahoo.com

Jenn has a heart for helping those less fortunate than we are and has a great knack in connecting our congregation to the needs of the community.  She encourages our church to be aware of opportunities to help others both in our own community and around the world. Building relationships with others is an essential part of this.

Jason Barthlow, Minister of Worship

Jason Barthlow, Minister of Worship

j.e.barthlow@gmail.com

Jason deftly weaves a variety of worship styles and expressions into our Sunday morning worship events. When he’s not playing his guitar, he finds time to successfully run a farm and be a husband, and father to four young children.

Lisa Tissue, Minister of Children

Lisa Tissue, Minister of Children

tissuern@yahoo.com

Lisa has always had a special place in her heart for children. As a registered nurse, she devoted her professional career to pediatrics and elementary school nursing. Her love for children is great but her desire is to creatively teach children so they fall in love with Jesus. She wants children to know Jesus loves them and desires that they let that love shine out of them.


Dave Strausbaugh, Minister of Youth

Dave Strausbaugh, Minister of Youth

cynewulf_1@yahoo.com

Dave knows youth. He has been working with youth since 1995 as a volunteer, counselor, youth pastor, and public school teacher. Dave has a B.A in Communications/Journalism and an M.A. in School Counseling. He has been teaching English at Greencastle Antrim High School since 2007. In addition to his work with teenagers, Dave enjoys traveling, reading theology, Star Wars, cheering for the Philadelphia Flyers, and spending time with his wife and three teen-aged children.


Ray Geigley, Minister of Discipleship

Ray Geigley, Minister of Discipleship

geigler13@comcast.net

Ray gets excited about being a guide and resource for people on the journey of following Jesus in everyday life. Discipleship is about becoming rooted in Christ and being transformed by the Spirit of Christ. Discipleship teaching happens during our Sunday School time each Sunday and discipleship training happens during the weekdays in the home and community.


Joyce Lehman, Office Secretary

Joyce Lehman, Office Secretary

office@marionmennonite.org

Joyce has been the office secretary at Marion Mennonite Church for over 25 years, carrying out the administrative duties in the church office. She considers it a privilege to serve the church and assist the Pastors in this role.  
She is blessed to be married to Gerald, has 3 grown children and 6 grandchildren, which she holds dear to her heart!  Her hobbies include spending time with the grandchildren, biking, cross stitch, and vacationing at the beach.


Church Board

Church Board

(Left to Right): Andrew Eshleman, Rodney Tissue, Glynnette Lentz, Tina Holderman, Cedric Roth

Our Board carries out many administrative functions but the primary function is apostolic (an apostle was the captain of a ship that was going out to establish a new Roman colony). The apostolic calling means to guide the ship to that destination.To that end, the Board must ensure the church operates in accordance with our Constitution, By-Laws and new church Mission and Values along with giving oversight and accountability to the Ministry Team and staff.