Meet Our Team

Pastor Tal Lewis
Lead Pastor

"Having returned to Medina UMC for a second term on staff, my main responsibilities center around preaching, teaching and administration.  With my down time I enjoy camping, disc-golf and just being outdoors. "

Meet the team.

Dave Tennant

Discipleship Coordinator
I am here to help you get involved in our missions / community services, and small groups ministries. I am also here to talk with you about your future in service to our world within, and outside of our church!

Deanne Donoughe

Office Manager
Where to begin on what I do here? Organizing and helping the office staff is my primary role here! I also oversee the slides for worship, the email and social media communication for the church, and the millions of odds and ends that take place behind the scenes!

Emma Prusha

Youth Director
Emma is so excited to be joining MUMC as the Youth Coordinator! She grew up east of Cleveland in Chardon, OH, where her love for Northeast Ohio was planted. She did a little bit of hopping around during college, but eventually settled at Ohio Northern University where she graduated with a BS in Religion, Political Science, History, and Public Relations. As you can tell she likes to be busy, so you can find her hiking or at the local coffee shop reading a book and studying for class. Emma is currently a first year Masters in Divinity student at Methodist Theological School in Ohio. Please stop her to say hi or contact her with any questions!

Jesse Reznik

Director of Connections + Care
See me in the Ministry office for Care concerns for you or your family. Looking to "Connect" with the church or become a member? Drop me a line to learn more! You can also see the "Welcome Center" in the lobby to learn more about current events.

Music Ministry + Nursery Coordinator

Brett Rabung

Praise Team Leader
IHi, I'm Brett! Having served as the leader of the MUMC Praise Team since … well for a long, long time! I love leading our congregation in Praise and worship! Come and sing along with us on Sunday mornings for worship at 10:30am. Hope to see you there!

Elaine Stone

I play organ for our traditional worship service at 9:00 a.m., all special services held throughout the year, funerals and weddings. I also accompany the Chancel Choir, the Cantata Choirs, and summer soloists.

Mike McClintock

Director of Music Ministries
I lead all the music ministries of Medina UMC from choir to cantata! I also oversee the music for events at the church. We are always in search of musicians to join our choir, bell choir, orchestras, or special music. Feel free to reach out to me with any needs!

Kaila Neidert

Nursery Coordinator
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Leadership Board

Monica Edwards

Chair Person

Peggy Folk


Emily Creamer

John Dunn

Carolyn Van Doren

Craig Welsh

Rich Bidinger

Peggy Reeves

Jeff Raeber

Randy Zinn

Sarah Harrison

Medina Weekday Preschool Director
 My job involves leading the staff and students of Medina Weekday Preschool. My favorite part of my job is watching young children learn and grow socially, emotionally, and intellectually.