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 a middle school teacher at Pleasant Local Schools. Andrea and Alyson are students at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. David can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
Lisa West — Youth Ministry Coordinator Lisa may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dessiree Thomas - Director of Epworth Preschool and Daycare
Dessiree, herself a graduate of the Epworth Preschool Daycare, brings seven years of early childcare experience as a preschool teacher, center director, and academic adviser. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Physical Education from Heidelberg University. She and her husband, Dustin, live in the Pleasant Local School District where her daughter, Aliyah, is a kindergartner.
Dessiree can be reached at email@example.com. For more information about the Epworth Preschool and Daycare click HERE.
Paula Dunn -- Church Secretary
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Paula Aparis - Church Financial Secretary
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Pat Murphy - Director of Chancel and Bell Choirs
Kathy Walczak - Church Organist
Connie Slob - Head Church Custodian
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Aaron Breece — Part-Time Custodian and Scoutmaster of Troop 3