Weldon Schloneger, Transitional Interim Pastor
Weldon has pastored 4 congregations in Ohio, Illinois, and Nebraska over the past 30 years, 22 of those years as co-pastor with his wife Florence. In September 2012, Weldon began his first Transitional Interim Pastor position at Faith Mennonite Church. He especially enjoys teaching and preaching, has a strong interest in music, and expresses himself artistically as a photographer.
Florence Schloneger, Transitional Interim Pastor
Florence began serving Faith Mennonite Church as Transitional Interim Pastor in September 2012. Joining Weldon in ministry in 1984, her special interests are pastoral care and the spiritual journey. She is a traned Spiritual Director and managed Bottle Creek Retreat; a B & B for Spiritual Renewal for 4 years. Faith is her second interim position since she retired in 2007. Florence and Weldon have two married sons, Matt (Rebecca) and Tim (Shannon) who have blessed them with five grandchildren.
Lorisa Rich, Administrative Secretary
Lorisa has just recently returned to Faith Church – relocating from Missouri back to Newton with her husband Daniel, and their son, Austin. She is excited to serve the church where she grew up. With her generous smile, Lorisa helps people on the phone or in the office, prepares the worship bulletin and the church calendar, and serves committees and church leadership.
Caley Ortman, Interim Youth Leader
Caley is a 2008 graduate of Bethel College. In addition to hanging out with FMC youth, Caley works full time at Prairie View, a mental health agency as a Community Case Manager. Caley recently enrolled at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary and when he finds a spare moment, he performs as a mobile DJ.
Verda Deckert, Congregational Nurse
Verda joined our ministry staff in 2009. Verda has been a Registered Nurse for 47 years, graduating from Bethel Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing, where she continues to educate, mentor, and guide nursing students. She enjoys helping people understand the complicated health system, and advocating for them during the stresses of illness and accident.