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Staff

Rev. David Hoffman - Pastor

Pastor David Hoffman is a native of Marion and Marion Epworth United Methodist Church.  David has been appointed at Epworth UMC since 2012. David has served as the Pastor of the Prospect United Methodist Church and as the Associate Pastor of the Worthington United Methodist Church.  While in seminary, David also served Marion Epworth UMC as a Student Associate.  David brings with him a contagious faith, a passion for outreach, a heart for nurturing relationships, and a strong desire to teach and learn from others’ experiences.  David serves on several state and national boards that seek to improve the lives of children and adults living with cystic fibrosis and special healthcare needs.  David and his wife, Melissa, have twin daughters, Andrea and Alyson.  Melissa is an elementary teacher at Pleasant Local Schools where Andrea and Alyson are high school seniors.  David can be reached at dhoffman@epworthumc.org.


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Alycia Orcena - Director of Ministries with Children and Families

Alycia Orcena has lived in Marion County for over twenty years and joined Marion Epworth United Methodist Church in 2013, in 2015 Alycia took on the role of Director of Children’s Ministry. Alycia has worked in the field of early childhood, afterschool programming and youth development for over thirty years and served Director of Children’s Ministries at Prospect United Methodist Church. Alycia is attending the Methodist Theological Seminary of Ohio in Delaware, Ohio and pursing a Master’s Degree in Divinity and Master’s Degree of Practical Theology. Alycia is pursuing a call into ordained ministry within the United Methodist Church and has entered the process of becoming a certified candidate. Alycia brings with her a love for children and their families and is committed to planting and nurturing seeds of faith with children of all ages. Alycia and her husband, Jason have two boys, Benjamin and Nicholas. Jason works with the Union County Health Department. Alycia can be reached at aorcena@epworthumc.org


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Page Gustin - Director of Epworth Preschool and Daycare and Coordinator of Youth Ministries

Page can be reached at preefer@epworthumc.org.  For more information about the Epworth Preschool and Daycare click HERE.


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Paula Dunn -- Church Secretary

Paula can be reached at churchoffice@epworthumc.org


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Paula Aparis - Church Financial Secretary

Paula can be reached at paparis@epworthumc.org


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Pat Murphy - Director of Chancel and Bell Choirs


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Kathy Walczak - Church Organist


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Connie Slob - Head Church Custodian

Connie can be reached at cslob@epworthumc.org


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Aaron Breece — Part-Time Custodian and Scoutmaster of Troop 3