Need a Resource Person for your ministry?  Check here for help amongst the leaders of the Ohio Mission District. . .

Discipleship and Mission in the Local Congregation; Helping parents achieve their biblical calling to raise children in the faith.  Pastor Scott is well versed in the Faith Inkubators method for family faith development.  He is also passionate about Following Jesus in a digital age, empowering families for ministry and unleashing youth to do ministry.

Rev. Scott Ness, St. John Lutheran Church, Grove City, Ohio

Music Ministry:

Mr. Ron Marenchin, Associate in Ministry, Trinity Lutheran Church, Ashland, Ohio

*Contemporary Worship

  1. *Worship for Small Congregations

  2. *Children’s Choirs/Adult Choirs

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Documents You Might Be Looking For. . .

Empowering the Laity to Discover and Utilize Their Gifts:

Ms. Rachel Sosebee, Executive Assistant for the NALC, Columbus, Ohio

*Equipping Ministry (Lay Empowerment)

*Building Equipping Systems

  1. *Gift-Based ministry development and placement

  2. *SHAPE

  3. *Consulting about other gift discovery/tracking)

614-595-1139 (cell) or 614-777-5709  (wk)

Pastor Patti Morlock, Genesis Church, Reynoldsburg, Ohio can assist congregations in their teaching ministry as well as guide congregations in strengthening their leadership skills.

Healthy Congregations/ Bowen Family Systems Theory/ Conflict Resolution:

Pastor Amy Little, Trinity Lutheran Church, Monroeville, Ohio

  1. *Trained in Healthy Congregations

  2. *DMin in Bowen Family Systems Theory and Lutheran History from LTSP

  3. *Retreats/Workshops for Congregations

  4. *Coaching for Individuals

Installation of Executive Council of Ohio Mission District, October 8, 2011; Those that were up for re-election at 2012 Convocation were re-elected to another term.


Pastor Paul Gruetter, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Montpelier, Ohio

Pastor Sanford Mitchell, Trinity Lutheran Church, Ashland, Ohio can help your congregation with “adding staff members without adding money to your budget.”  He is also very good at talking about money and fundraising as well as many other ministry topics like small groups and evangelism.

Children’s Ministry Development:

Dawn Forbes of Trinity Lutheran Church, Ashland, Ohio has 20 years of children's ministry experience and does seminars on how to start and build children's ministries.


Links to Documents to be ratified by congregations before August 30, 2013:

Go to link that says Convocation 2012 on left side of the page.

Dean of the Ohio Mission District-

Rev. Daniel M. Powell

Newsletter of the Ohio Mission District (contains minutes from the November 16, 2012 Executive Council Meeting.

Seminary Student Grant Application

Letter to Congregations about support for OMD from Dean Powell, November 14, 2011

Approved Constitution for OMD.

Need a Supply Pastor?

At this time there are very few pastors available for supply work. As they become available we will put the contact information here:

Pastor Paul Hansen, having served at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Newark , Ohio has retired in that community.  Pastor Hansen is excited about serving as a supply pastor within our Ohio Mission District.  He is willing to drive up to 2 hours from Newark if a congregation schedules but one Sunday worship…up to 1 ½ hours from Newark if he needs to arrive for the earlier of two Sunday services. 


He is also willing to lead adult Bible studies/Sunday school when serving as a supply pastor.  Pastor Hansen also plays a ‘mean’ 12-string guitar! You may contact Pastor Paul Hansen at


Pastor Lisa Peterson