The Rev. Melinda S Quellhorst was called April 17, 2023 as our Senior Pastor. Mindy grew up as a PK, that is preacher’s kid and teacher’s kid. She is UCC from her very beginnings; baptized, confirmed, and ordained. She attended and graduated from Heidelberg University with a Bachelor of Arts and Eden Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity. Mindy has served 5 churches: Vermilion United Church of Christ Congregational in Vermilion, Ohio; Barneveld Congregational UCC in Barneveld, Wisconsin, St. Paul’s UCC outside of Van Wert, Ohio, Mt. Olivet UCC in North Lima, Ohio, and Grace UCC in Lancaster, Ohio before becoming our pastor. She has been the Moderator of the Ohio Conference and served in other volunteer leadership positions. One of her joys is working with our German partners, Kirchegengemeinschaft (full communion). Mindy has a pastor’s heart and lives that in all she does. She stands for justice and following Christ’s call to love one another. With her spouse, Jeff Davis, they have 4 adult children, AJ and Andy/Miranda Lacefield, and Christopher Davis and Rebekah/Jesse Wissler. The new joys of her life are grandchildren, Charlotte,DJ, and Phoebe..