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About Don.


Making a difference...

Pastor Don has a passion to see the local church fulfill its mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the community and the world. His greatest joy is to lead and help others personally discover and experience the love and grace of God revealed in Jesus Christ and equip them to serve Him with their gifts and talents in the local church.

Education & Experience

  • Graduated high school from Cardington-Lincoln High School in Cardington, OH.

  • Has degrees from The Ohio State University, Marietta College, Asbury Theological Seminary and Princeton Theological Seminary.

  • Entered pastoral ministry when he was thirty.

  • Served four years in the United States Marine Corp as an aerial navigator.

  • Served in the UMC since 1990 and at Wadsworth UMC since 2011.

Things he enjoys...

  • spending time with his children and grandchildren.

  • being in the outdoors

  • golfing and woodworking


Pastor Don and his wife, Susan, have two sons, who are both married and have blessed them with five grandchildren – so far!

Love this church...

"The WUMC is a very generous, giving and mission-focused congregation."

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