Leadership Directory

Last Update: March 2022

Church Council

The group of leaders who guide and further the vision of the congregation.

Chair: Al Watanabe
Vice Chair: Tracey Warren
Recording Secretary: Lisa Earnest
Lay Member to Annual Conference: Dennis Stone
Lay Leader: Lynn Dole
Church Treasurer: Paul Schultz
Chair Staff Parish Relations: Kim Schultz
Chair Stewardship:  Don Leggiero
Chair Trustees: Wally Dietz
Chair Finance: Dave Crossman
Chair Worship: Tyler Lawrence
Chair Missions: Mary Beth Wert
Chair Asbury Care Team: Dot Kirkling
Pastor: Nick Robinson
Youth Council Chair: Lisa Earnest
Asbury Men Representative: Chuck VanNatta
At Large Member – 2022: Lin Dietz
At Large Member – 2022: Margaret Herndon
At Large Member – 2022-2023: Candy Spiker
At Large Member – 2022-2023: Cheri Hart


Pastor: Nick Robinson
Worship Leader: Tyler Lawrence
Children’s Ministry Director: Will Speaker
Organist: Ed Bruenjes
CMO Director: Kit Akins
Conservatory Director: Alyssa Paul
Office Administrator: Jennifer O’Connell
Financial Bookkeeper: Shawn Wadell

Administrative Teams

Board of Trustees

Supervise and maintain all property belonging to the church so that the ministries of the congregation can be effective

2022: Wally Dietz – Chair, Trailers, Parking Lot, Trailers, Parsonage
2022: Jake Fitzsimmons – Vice Chair; Secretary, Facility Engineering, Elevators, Fire alarms
2022: Penni Lashua – CMO Board Representative; Kitchen, Grounds, Sprinkler System
2022: Edgar Katterhenry – Treasure, electrical Maintenance
2022: Doug Warren – Plumbing, Trash and Recycling
2022: Beale Delano – Contracts, Insurance, Janitorial Services, Pest Control
2022-23: Curtis Axsom – Audio/Video/Lighting (AVL), Scout Liaison, HVAC
2022-23: Russell Growe – HVAC
2022-23: Angie May – Security, Telephones, Internet, Office Equipment

Permanent Endowment Fund

Manage distributions for special needs that further the ministry of Asbury

Chair: Dave Crossman
At Large Member: Chris Iorio
At Large Member: Jeff Blasdel


Nurture the financial vitality of the congregation

Chair: Dave Crossman
Pastor: Nick Robinson
Lay Member to Annual Conference: Dennis Stone
Chairperson of the Church Council: Alan Wantanabe
Chairperson of Staff-Parish Relations: Kim Schultz
Representative of the Trustees:
Chairperson of Stewardship:
Lay Leader: Lynn Dole
Financial Secretary: Shawn Wadell
Church Treasurer: Paul Schultz


Nurtures generous living in everyone connected with Asbury

2019-21: Ed Pendleton
2020-21: Wayne Reid
2020-22: Fernando Herndon

Staff Parish Relations Committee

Building strong relationships between the staff and the congregation and between the congregation and the district superintendent

Chair: Kim Schultz
Pastor: Nick Robinson
Lay Member to Annual Conference: Dennis Stone
Lay Leader: Lynn Dole
2022-24: Tammy Maddox
2020-22: Gary Garitson
2020-22: Don Robertson
2020-22: Susan Reid
2022-23: Roselyn Johnston
2022-23: Sally Riddle
2022-23: Samantha Steele
2022-24:  Kenny Whipker

Nominations and Leadership Development

Identify and develop individuals to serve in leadership positions in the church.

Pastor/Chair: Nick Robinson
Lay Leader: Lynn Dole
2022: Cheryl Brosey
2020-22: Denny Taylor
2021-23: Cheri Hart
2021-23: Pauline Jordan
2021-23: Tami Iorio

Computer Committee

Oversees the computer needs of Asbury

At Large Member: Edgar Katterhenry
At Large Member: Dennis Stone

Ministry Teams

Team 0 – Ministry Leadership

Provides vision, direction, and organization for the other seven leadership teams

Ministry Leader:  Jeff Blasdel
Prayer Leader: Sally Riddle
Recruiter: Samantha Steele
Encourager: Nick Robinson
Teacher: Debbie Frazier

Team 1 – Outreach

Reaching the lost and hurting by inviting them into God’s house, where they will feel the love and acceptance of Christ.

Ministry Leader:  Lynn Dole
Prayer Leader: Pat Legger
Recruiter: Steve Ferdon
Encourager: Kelly Axsom
Teacher: Mendi Richards

Missions Subteam

Plans the missions outreach of Asbury

Chair: Mary Beth Wert
2020-22: Gary Bardonner
2020-22: Bruce Riddle
2020-22: Nancy Taylor

Conservatory Advisory Subteam

Mary Sue Stone
Don Robertson
Tammy Maddox
Charles VanNatta
Ed Bruenjes

Tyler Lawrence
Ex-Officio: Nick Robinson

Outreach Program Coordinators

Asbury Men:  Chuck VanNatta
FMSC: Carrie Riley
Medical Missions:
Mission Columbus: Steve Ferdon
Pit Stop: Dot Kirkling
Red Bird Mission: Mary Beth Wert
Ecumenical Assembly Representative: Susan Whipker
Community Garage Sale: Kelly Axsom, Mary Ferdon

Team 2 – WOW (First Impressions)

Making church like Heaven on Earth by creating an accepting and friendly atmosphere where the love of God is demonstrated.

Ministry Leader:  Paul Schultz
Prayer Leader: Wayne Reid
Recruiter: Bruce Riddle
Teacher: Beale Delano

Team 3 – Atmosphere & Tech Arts

 Producing the finest, high-tech, professional, and exciting worship service that makes the Word of God seen and heard with cutting edge applications.

Ministry Leader:  Kevin Earnest
Prayer Leader: Don Leggiero
Encourager: Dan Kirkling
Teacher: Dennis Stone

Ambience Subteam

Banner Coordinator: Nancy Taylor
Credence Table Coordinator: Penni Lashua

Atmosphere and Tech Arts Program Coordinators

Webmaster: Kevin Earnest
Archivist: Dan Kirkling

Team 4 – Worship

Create an atmosphere of worship that will literally change lives. While we seek to provide music with excellence, the ultimate goal is to draw one closer to Jesus Christ.

Ministry Leader:  Tyler Lawrence
Prayer Leader: Kerry Meyer
Recruiter: Penni Lashua
Encourager: Gary Bardonner

Traditional Worship Planning Subteam

Plans and evaluates the traditional worship service

Chair: Candy Spiker
At-Large: Laura Hahn

Contemporary Worship Planners:

Chair: Tyler Lawrence

Worship Program Coordinators

Bell Choir: Ed Bruenjes
Organist: Ed Bruenjes
Communion: Dave and Janice Fisher
Acolyte: Lynn Dole

Team 5 – Care & Follow-up

Provide the love, acceptance, friendliness, and compassion of Christ to the visitor and to all those who come through the church doors with the purpose of assimilating them into the life and ministry of the church.

Ministry Leader:  Dot Kirkling
Prayer Leader: Brandon Richards
Recruiter: Sherri Waltz
Encourager: Kathy Meyer
Teacher: Kim Schultz

Asbury Connection Team: Kim Schultz
Prayer Ministry: Linda Garitson
Hospital Visitation: Lin Dietz
Nursing Home and Homebound Visitation: Pat Legger
Calling Committee: Dot Kirkling
Funeral Dinners: Debbie Frazier; Pat Legger
Asbury Knitters:
Barnabas Ministry (College Students): Kathy Meyer
Wedding Coordinators: April Bardonner
Pew Stewards: Janice Fisher
The Well Coordinators:  Penni Lashua
Library: Dot Kirkling

Team 6 – Children & Youth

Win children and youth to Christ, minister to their needs, encourage them to serve, and help them grow into spiritual maturity.

Ministry Leader:  
Prayer Leader: Margaret Herndon
Recruiter: Lisa Earnest (Interim Ministry Leader)
Encourager: April Bardonner
Teacher: Elaina Robinson

Scouting Representative: Curtis Axsom

Youth Subteam

Oversees the Ministry to Teens at Asbury

Youth Council Chair: Lisa Earnest
Youth Council At Large Members: Tami Iorio; Tracey Warren
Workcamp Coordinators: Lisa Earnest; Tracey Warren; Steve and Mary Ferdon

CMO Advisory Subteam

Oversees the pre-school program, Children’s Morning Out

Director: Kit Akins
Pastor: Nick Robinson
July 2018-June 2021: Tyla Kelley
July 2018-June 2021:
July 2019-June 2022: Kendra Phillabaum
July 2019-June 2022: Carolyn Stickans

Team 7 – Life Groups

Provide the love, acceptance, friendliness, and compassion of Christ by connecting friends to the church through life groups.

Ministry Leader:  Tom Brosey
Prayer Leader: Joe Mickel
Recruiter: Linda Garitson
Encourager: Mary Sue Stone
Teacher: Ron Brock