Supply Pastors

Good and faithful servants,

These challenging days have called much from us. We are thankful for your selfless dedication to Christ and to your parish. Sometimes when life is overwhelming, we need to invite each other to rest. Genesis 1 reminds us that each day began with rest, “there was evening and there was morning”. On the seventh day God rested from the work of creation. God commands us to rest as well. We know Covid-19 has complicated this process, but we thrive in the rhythm our Creator established. Please collaborate with other area leaders to allow rest for yourself and for each other. Below are some suggestions to aid in facilitating this process.


  • Utilizing Lay Leadership to safely facilitate worship.
    • During this period strong Lay Leaders may be your best resources for safe supply. Lay Leaders from your parish will be most familiar with the safety procedures your parish has developed and will often be in the best position to guide fellow congregants through worship.
  • Collaborating with fellow Rostered Leaders and Ecumenical Partners to share a virtual message.
    • Technology has allowed parishes to be guided through worship by leaders from a distance. Consider partnering with colleagues from other congregations to provide the sermon remotely.
  • Reaching out to leaders on our Supply List.
    • Parishes that are requesting in-person worship (either indoor or outdoor) must be able to provide their Parish Plan of Return to potential worship leaders. If a worship leader agrees to supply and the congregation does not follow the safeguards of its plans the worship leader has the freedom to not lead worship. Worship leaders are expected to familiarize themselves with and abide by the Parish Plan of Return.

Leaders on our Supply List have been contacted to indicate their availability for:

V = Virtual Worship
O = Outdoor In-Person Worship
I = Indoor In-Person Worship.


The recommended compensation for a supply pastor or lay preacher for one worship service is $150 plus mileage according to the latest IRS accepted rate, and $50 per additional service (see the Compensation Guidelines for more info).

If needed, expenses for lodging and meals are to be paid by the congregation at the reimbursable rate agreed upon between the pastor/lay preacher and the congregation.

If you would like to suggest additional names for the Supply List or have updates, please email:

“We always give thanks to God for all of you and mention you in our prayers, consistently remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.” – 1 Thessalonians 1:2-3

Word & Sacrament

Rev. Steve Bull 
2711 Sherbrooke Rd
Toledo, OH 43606
(419) 474-7896 (h)

Rev. Christian Dittmar
Availability – V, O, I
15372 Bear Creek Ct
Findlay, OH 45840
419-425-5453 (h)
419-348-9290 (c)
Travel Limits = 60 miles

Rev. John Ferne
Availability – V, O
5727 E. Mystic Bay Blvd.
Marblehead, OH 43440

Rev. William Fink
Availability – V, O, I
7707 Shadywood Lane
Sylvania, OH 43560

Rev. Barb Gibson
108 Beech Street
Hicksville, OH 43526

Rev. Douglas Meyer
Availability – V, O
511 Maple Street
Celina, OH 45822
419-586-8892 (h)
Travel Limits = SW Conf.

Rev. Larry Michaels
Availability – V, O, I
1903 Morrison Rd.,
Fremont, OH 43420

Rev. Paul Myers
No Travel Limits

Rev. Chris Ode
Availability – V
Living Stones Prison

Word & Sacrament

Pr. Robert Ohrstedt
Availability – I

Rev. Tim Rothfuss
Availability – V, O, I
12060 Eckel Junction
Perrysburg, OH 43551
419-874-3179 (h)
preferred 419-350-3656

Rev. Robyn Schmitz
7856 State Route 108, #48
Wauseon, OH 43567
Travel Limits = 1 hour

Rev. Bill Schultz
15386 Cain Ridge Ln
Findlay, OH 45840-8763
419-306-8241 (c)

Rev. Mark Schuring
454 Garden Pl
Marion, OH 43302-5814
(740) 360-2306

Rev. Clyde Singh
Availability – V, O, I
131 North Wheeling Street
Toledo, OH 43605-1544
419-308-9878 (c)

Rev. David Westphal
280 Hancock St.
Tiffin, OH 44883
419-455-0513 (h)

Rev. David Wietelmann
Availability – Situational
20758 West SR 105
Woodville, OH 43469-9402
419-862-2969 (emergencies only)

Rev. Tom Zulick
Availability – V, O, I
420 E. Dudley St.
Maumee, OH 43537
Travel Limits = 35 miles

Word and Service

Deacon Jennifer Heinze
Availability – O, I
P.O. Box 282
Curtice, OH 43412
Travel Limits = 45 miles

Deacon Laura Scherer
4744 Navarre Ave
Unit 29
Oregon, OH 43616-3599
(419) 410-5029
Travel Limits = Toledo

Lay Leaders

Carol Castello
Availability – Situational
Q317 Co. Rd. 15
Napoleon, OH 43545

Ron Clark
Availability – V, O, I
6118 Centennial Rd
Sylvania, OH  43560
419-270-7702 (c)

Jeannine Grimm
Availability – V, O, I
17326 Reams Road
Bowling Green, OH 43402
419.261.6480 (c)

Jim Martin
Availability – V, O, I
26359 Winchester Drive
Defiance, OH 43512
419-262-5033 (c)

Laurie Pangel

Moriah Reichert
1600 East Hillside Drive
Apt 36
Bloomington, IN 47401

COVID Availability Key: V = Virtual Worship, O = Outdoor In-Person Worship, and I = Indoor In-Person Worship