Staff

Dr. Erik Ohman

Dr. Erik Ohman

Senior Pastor

erik@warsawpresby.org

Erik has been our senior pastor since 2010. A skilled leader and communicator, Erik oversees church staff, works with our elders to discern the Lord’s direction for our church, and brings us weekly instruction from God’s Word. Erik is a graduate of Louisiana State University, Fuller Theological Seminary, and Denver Seminary. He is married to Debie, and they have three grown children and two grandchildren. His favorite part of serving at WEPC is getting to work with the outstanding team of staff that God has assembled here.

Favorite Food:

Gumbo, Jambalaya, anything Creole or French

Favorite Spot to Visit:

Any place in the wilderness

Favorite Movie:

We Were Soldiers

Favorite Toy as a Kid:

A couple pots and a toaster tied to a rope - made lots of noise dragging them down the sidewalk

Andrew Morton

Andrew Morton

Assistant Pastor

andrew@warsawpresby.org

As our assistant pastor, Andrew oversees youth ministry, small group ministry, and assists with preaching and other pastoral functions. He is a graduate of Calvin College and Reformed Theological Seminary. He has been a member of the WEPC staff since November 2013. Andrew and his wife, Mary, have two boys.

Favorite Food:

Pizza

Favorite Spot to Visit:

Any place that has to do with nature or history

Favorite Movie:

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Favorite Toy as a Kid:

Legos

Krista Koors

Krista Koors

Office Manager/Executive Assistant

krista@warsawpresby.org

Krista is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the church office, and she works alongside our senior pastor to assist him in his duties. A lifelong member of WEPC, Krista originally joined the church staff as a receptionist in January 1998 before moving into her current role in 2004. She holds a certificate in office management from Indiana University. Krista and her husband Korky have two grown children.

Favorite Food:

Peanut butter and honey sandwiches - ice cream for dessert!

Favorite Spot to Visit:

Favorite spot to visit: Anywhere the Harley will take us.

Favorite Movie:

Drama--Shawshanke Redemption; Entertaining--Now You See Me; ChicFlick--Toosie

Favorite Toy as a Kid:

Legos

Sandi Lancaster

Sandi Lancaster

Director of Presby Preschool

presbyprek@warsawpresby.org

Sandi oversees all administrative functions of Presby Preschool and the day camps that Presby operates during the summer months. She holds a degree in early childhood education from Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne and joined the WEPC team in August 1986. Sandi and her husband, Mark, have six children and 16 grandchildren. Sandi’s favorite part of her job is getting to see children learn new things and watching their faith in God grow as they experience His teachings and promises.

Favorite Food:

Any Kind of Fruit

Favorite Spot to Visit:

I love spending time with my family on any coastline!

Favorite Movie:

I would rather read a good book than watch a movie.

Favorite Toy as a Kid:

I loved to ride a bike as a child, and I still do!

Marlise Shaffer

Marlise Shaffer

Director of Christian Growth

marlise@warsawpresby.org

Marlise oversees the Sunday school program, church nursery, children’s ministries up to 6th grade, and women’s ministries. These duties include coordinating volunteers, selecting teaching curricula, planning events, training and supporting teachers, and doing whatever is needed to keep WEPC’s Christian growth ministries operating effectively. Marlise holds a degree in music education from Grace College. She joined the WEPC staff in June 2014 as a part-time children’s worship director before moving into her current role in October 2015. Her favorite things about being at WEPC are getting to work with a fantastic staff team and teaching kids about Jesus.

Favorite Food:

Popcorn

Favorite Spot to Visit:

Mountains, Ocean, or any place that is new to me--I love to travel!

Favorite Movie:

It's a Wonderful Life

Favorite Toy as a Kid:

Art Supplies of any kind

Dr. Judie Meulink

Dr. Judie Meulink

Director of Music

judie@warsawpresby.org

As the director of worship at WEPC, Judie’s responsibilities include leading worship, designing weekly and special worship services, and directing the WEPC choir, praise band, and orchestra. In addition to degrees from Calvin College and the Hartt School of Music, Judie also has a doctorate in Music Education from Ball State University. She and her husband, Steve, have four children. Judie joined the WEPC staff in August 2009. She loves working with the other staff members and leading our congregation into the presence of God every week.

Favorite Food:

Corn on the Cob

Favorite Spot to Visit:

New England/Ocean

Favorite Movie:

The Sound Of Music

Favorite Toy as a Kid:

Etch-A-Sketch

Marsha Peppel

Marsha Peppel

Receptionist/Secretary/Graphic Designer

marsha@warsawpresby.org

Marsha is responsible for a variety of upfront and behind the scenes tasks that help make WEPC a more welcoming place. Her duties include coordinating our team of receptionists, assisting visitors to the church office, and preparing a wide array of printed materials. Marsha joined the Presby staff in January 2001. She attended the University of Mt. Union, the Cleveland Institute of Art, and Youngstown University. Marsha and her husband, Larry, have three grown sons and six grandchildren.

Favorite Food:

Pizza

Favorite Spot to Visit:

Williamsburg, VA

Favorite Movie:

Dances with Wolves

Favorite Toy as a Kid:

Dolls

Linda Rapp

Linda Rapp

Treasurer

linda@warsawpresby.org

As our church treasurer, Linda oversees a vital array of financial and administrative tasks that make the ministry of WEPC possible. Linda is a graduate of the South Bend College of Commerce and has been a member of the WEPC staff since October 1977. She enjoys the opportunity she has at WEPC to interact with her church family, children at Presby Preschool, and the Warsaw community. She and her husband, Jim, have two children, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Favorite Food:

Lobster and Creme Brulee

Favorite Spot to Visit:

Costa Rica / Venice, Florida

Favorite Movie:

Something To Talk About / Pretty Woman

Favorite Toy as a Kid:

A stuffed Kewpie sailor doll

Gus Sideris

Gus Sideris

Coordinator of Barnabas Ministries

gus@warsawpresby.org

As the Barnabas Ministries coordinator, Gus offers counseling and assistance to individuals in our church and community who wish to overcome financial obstacles. He also leads six weekly studies of specific books of the Bible. He is a graduate of Lehigh University with degrees in Economics and Journalism. Gus has served at WEPC since September 1991, and he considers it a privilege to serve Christ and His church. Gus and his wife, Nancy, have five grown children.

Favorite Food:

Fish

Favorite Spot to Visit:

Home

Favorite Movie:

N/A

Favorite Toy as a Kid:

Baseball, Bat & Glove

DeWayne Busz

DeWayne Busz

Facilities Manager

dewayne@warsawpresby.org

DeWayne is responsible for keeping our facility clean, welcoming, and functioning reliably. He is passionate about making our church building a friendly environment where people like to be. He has been a member of the WEPC staff since February 2012. DeWayne and his wife, Becky, have 10 grown children and 29 grandchildren.

Favorite Food:

Food

Favorite Spot to Visit:

Where my family is

Favorite Movie:

Forrest Gump

Favorite Toy as a Kid:

My stone tablet…maybe a marble roller

Ben Essick

Ben Essick

Tech Director

ben@warsawpresby.org

Ben oversees all of our technology-related activities, from operating light and sound equipment on Sunday mornings to maintaining the church and preschool computer systems. He also assists with worship planning and leading. He holds a degree in Music Technology from Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne and joined the WEPC staff in September 2012. Ben and his wife, Stefanie, have a daughter, Cora. He loves serving in a role where he can use his love for technology to glorify God.

Favorite Food:

Homemade Pizza, Anything Stefanie makes me

Favorite Spot to Visit:

Chicago

Favorite Movie:

Hackers

Favorite Toy as a Kid:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Legos