Meet Our Team

Our Pastors

Pastor Tal Lewis

Head 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.  

Pastor Dawan Buie

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

Our Generational Ministries Directors

Connor English

Director of Student Ministries and Technology for the Church
My wife and I have served at Medina UMC since November 2019, leading our teen student ministries with some amazing volunteer help! Our passion is seeing teens grow a relationship with Christ and really begin to grow in it!

Patty Neidert

Director of Children / Family Ministries
I have been serving in Children’s Ministry for over twenty-four years and serving in Medina since 2019.  The joy of seeing students mature in Christ and become all that God has intended them to be, is what inspires me most about ministry.

Our Administrative Staff

Deanne Donoughe

Office Manager and Financial Secretary
What do I do, where should I begin!  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!

Cassandra Shenal

Office Secretary
My job here at the church is much larger than this small box will hold! I answer the phones and am the first face you see when you arrive! I also help with the church's communications, weekly services, and the needs of all the staff members! 

Jesse Reznik

Director of Connection and 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.

Terri Barco

Treasurer
As church treasurer, I am responsible for paying the church bills and staff payroll.  In addition to that I also prepare the monthly financial statements and work closely with the church's Leadership Board to help them decide expenditures and budgeting for the year!

Our Music Ministry Leaders

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!

Brett Rabung

Praise and Worship Leader
Hi, 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 9:30am. Hope to see you there!  

Elaine Stone

Organist and Pianist
I play organ for our traditional worship services (8:15 and 11:00 AM), all special services held throughout the year, funerals and weddings.  I also accompany the Chancel Choir, the Cantata Choirs, and summer soloists.

Medina Weekday Preschool Staff

Brandy Scheetz

Director of Medina Weekly Preschool
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.  As a former Elementary School Teacher, 3's Teacher, and a mom of 4 amazing kids, I use all of that training to impact the families we serve.

Leadership Board

Monica Edwards

Chairperson of the Board

Moe Banton

Emily Creamer

John Dunn

Carol Harrington

Tom James

Brad Lane

Amanda Sharratt

Terry Shepherd

Craig Welsh

Pastor Dawan Buie

Pastor Tal Lewis

If you need to reach a member of our Leadership Board, please send an email to office@medinaumc.com
(Only Deanne or Cassandra will see your email before it is forwarded on)