Meet the Team
Dustin Dawe, Teaching Minister
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 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 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 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 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.
Ray Geigley, Minister of Discipleship
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
(Left to Right): Tina Holderman, Andrew Eshleman, Rodney Tissue, Cedric Roth, Ronda Bomberger
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.