The “Team” at Wayside Community Church consists of many different people. At the present time, the only full-time staff member of the church is the pastor. However there are several part-time support staff as well as several volunteers who all work very hard to serve the church and community in various ministries. We are truly grateful to God for all the talents and skills that our people have used for the overall mission of Wayside Community Church in the Kingdom of God.
Les & Kris Rowan
Pastor Les and his wife, Kris, came to Wayside Community Church in September 2009. Les grew up in northwestern Pennsylvania and Kris grew up in east-Central Indiana. They were married in 1980 and they have three married children. They also have six grandchildren.
Pastor Les graduated in 1978 from Hobe Sound Bible College located in Hobe Sound Florida. He received a Masters of Arts degree in 1991from Ashland Theological Seminary located in Ashland Ohio. In addition to three years of university campus ministry, Les has completed more than 21 years of pastoral ministry. He also worked more than 13 years at a chemical dependency treatment center in Ohio.
Kris graduated in 1980 from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana with a degree in secondary education with a specialization in Spanish. Her teaching experience includes four years as a kindergarten teacher and 16 years as a high school Spanish teacher, teaching all four levels of high school Spanish. She has been working as office secretary at Wayside since 2013.
Les and Kris are delighted to have the privilege of serving the community through the ministries of Wayside Community Church.
Kenton Shaw Minister of Visitation
After serving Wayside Community Church as pastor for 35 years, Kenton now serves as Minister of Visitation. He provides valuable spiritual care to congregation members through personal visitation in homes, hospitals and various settings.
LG Lori Giesler Church Treasurer
Becky Sterner Youth Leader
Hope Dennison Missions Treasurer
Diana Vatter Janitorial
Milford Dennison Maintenance / Landscape
Our music team consists of Nancy Corner, Kris Rowan, Kenton Shaw, Randy Giesler, Chris Washil, and Lester Rowan. Each week they strive to create an atmosphere of praise and worship through the ministry of music.
SR Sound & Recording
Sound & Recording
Our sound and recording team consists of Lori Giesler, Tayler Foster, Keith Jenkins, and Steve Clark.