Joel Shenk has been serving as pastor at Toledo Mennonite Church since October 2010.  He lives with his wife and two daughters in Toledo. You will often find them as regulars at the Toledo Farmer’s Market, Ottawa Park, Wildwood Metropark, Sidon, and any number of our wonderful local library branches. 
Pastor Joel graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary. He loves reading and talking about the church and mission (both local and global) and is inspired by the good news of the Kingdom of God that Jesus preached.  Lately, he also has been exploring the practice of contemplative prayer.

 

Abraham Mateo will be joining the staff at Toledo Mennonite Church during the 2017 summer, fulfilling his call to ministry through the Ministry Inquiry Program.  He is a Bible and Ministry graduate from Hesston College in Hesston, Kansas. Abraham comes to us from Fort Myers, Florida where he has lived for the past 12 years.

During Abraham’s MIP internship at TMC he will have a main focus on youth ministry.  He will also preach, lead worship, participate in ministry commissions, and work with Pastor Joel for ministry supervision.  His interests are long walks in the park, social gatherings, games, all types of music, service, and basically anything that brings community together.     

 

Maureen Loutit began service as secretary at Toledo Mennonite Church in November 2012.  This is her third career after teaching at Stautzenberger Business College and working at the Sunoco Refinery for over 30 years. Maureen has attended Toledo Mennonite Church since 2000 and has served on numerous committees and is a worship service music leader. She is a graduate of The University of Toledo.  Her interests include singing, reading, classical music, jigsaw puzzles and computer games.   She has two grown children and three grandchildren.  Maureen looks at her job of secretary for TMC as a ministry to the congregation, to the community, and most importantly as a servant of God.
 
 
Scott Coulter has served as Director of TMC Tutoring since September 2010. 
Originally from Indiana, Scott has made Toledo home since 2005. He enjoys the metroparks and libraries, the theology discussion group at The University Church, area interfaith events, Toledo Symphony Orchestra concerts, and contra dancing, as well as worship and fellowship activities with his small group and others at TMC. Scott also teaches summer reading programs for children and adults, and is currently completing his Master of Arts in Philosophy at the University of Toledo. He is passionate about learning more about nonviolence, social justice, anti-racism, and simple living.