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Ministry Leaders

Mike Barthel

Senior Pastor
Thanks for taking time to view our website. My wife Mary and I were appointed to MWUMC in June of 2006. We have been blessed to be involved in such a wonderful church family that is making a real ...

Ryan Snow

Associate Pastor, Outreach and Family Ministry
My wife of 15 years, Karla, and I are both Cincinnati natives. We have been blessed with 3 sweet and dear children, Olivia, Elijah and Sophia. I graduated from Cincinnati Christian University in 2000...

Bill Durrough

Contemporary Worship Director
I am a Cincinnati native, and I am blessed with 4 children: Sage, Tatem, Ruby and Avi. I have been playing guitar for 15-20 years, and my oldest child, Sage, plays bass guitar. I feel Jesus through...

Emily Alejo

Director of Youth Ministries
After serving with Youth With a Mission and Impact World Tour for several years, I met and fell in love with the people at Miami Whitewater UMC. It was such a breath of fresh air to be around people ...

Taunya Montgomery

Director of Children's Ministries
My husband of 32 years, Steve, and I are natives of Harrison. We have been blessed with a beautiful daughter, Faith. In 2012 we were also blessed with a son-in-law, Patrick, who joined our family. ...

Sue Schwartz

Lay Leader
Sue has held an active leadership roll at MWUMC for several years. Currently Sue is serving in the vital role as Lay Leader. Sue and her husband, Mark, live on the family farm in Okeana. Sue has two...

Robin Bledsoe

Prayer Team Leader
I live in Okeana with my husband of 38 years. We have 2 daughters and 5 beautiful grandchildren. I love to work in my flower beds and love to walk. God has blessed the church body here at Miami ...

Mary Barthel

Christian Counseling

Dale Henn

Property & Legal Team Leader
I am originally from Kentucky, am married with 2 children and 2 grandchildren. I am semi-retired and work part time at the Hamilton County Parks, specifically Miami Whitewater Park. As the Property ...

Trish Henn

Hospitality Team Leader
I am from Kentucky and am a retired grade school teacher. I am responsible for the Hospitality Ministry of the church, which includes everything from the church greeters to the Sunday buffet after ...

Karen Kilgo

Adult Choir Director
I am from the Cincinnati area, and am married with a daughter and a grandchild. I have a farm with alpacas, I spin my own wool, and I have a large garden. My responsibility is for the traditional ...

Jenn Loftus

Nursery Team Leader
I am married with three children, and I am a Harrison native. I am a stay-at-home mom and an independent consultant in marketing. My responsibility is the Nursery, and I want to help young families ...

Dennis Meyers

Church Treasurer
I am a Cincinnati native, married with 5 children and 4 grandchildren.

Brad Snyder

Media Team Leader
I am married to a wonderful woman, Melissa, and we have two beautiful children, Chris and Steven. With my love and passion for both God and music, it only made sense to join and be a part of the ...

Traci Webb

Finance Team Leader
I am a native of Mt. Healthy, and I work as a Fiscal Coordinator for the Head Start Program. I am the Team Leader for the Miami Whitewater's UMC Finance Team and I work with the Finance Team and the ...

Rita Skeen

United Methodist Women Leader
I am married with 3 children, 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. I am self-employed, working at Skeen Construction in Accounts Payable/Receivable since 1975. I am a native of Cincinnati, and...

Dan Beckedahl

Men's Ministry Leader
I am a native of Cincinnati, am happily married with children and grandchildren. My passion and responsibility is working with the Men's Ministry and Prayer Team. We support our Pastors, Outreach ...

Ginger Kalota

Wedding Coordinator
I am a Cincinnati native, and I am married with children and grandchildren. I am responsible for weddings as the church's wedding planner and enjoy working with the brides as they plan their weddings...

Kimmie Litteral

MOPS Program Leader
I am from Cincinnati, am married with 2 children. I am helping local moms collaborate at MOPS (Mothers of Pre-School Children). We meet on the third Wednesday of the month from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m....

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