The Ohio Conference Leadership Team is pleased to announce the appointment of an interim conference minister and a half-time interim regional pastor for the eastern portion of the Conference.

The Leadership Team has appointed Dan Miller to serve as full-time interim conference minister for 12 months, beginning Dec. 1, 2023.

Dan has enjoyed various roles over the years, at congregational and conference levels. Most recently he has served as intentional interim pastor at Zion Mennonite Church in Archbold. He thinks of “transition” being the theme of his years in ministry, being between what has been and what is coming.

Dan is the son of a pastor/social worker father and an elementary school teacher mother, both of whom grew up in Wayne County, Ohio. He lives in Goshen, Indiana, and is married to Nadine Zook Miller. Dan is an introvert who enjoys connecting with people. He emphasizes listening as an important leadership practice.

Dan enjoys science fiction. As a follower of the resurrected Christ, Dan seeks (and does not always succeed) to live from a place of grace and challenge. In addition to the spiritual practices of prayer, fasting and generosity, he supports the spiritual practice of celebration.

The Leadership Team also has appointed Larry Rohrer to serve as half-time interim regional pastor for the eastern portion of the Conference. He will serve in this role for 12 months, beginning Nov. 1, 2023.

A native of Ohio, Larry served in ministry for four decades. He was the pastor of Salem Mennonite Church in Elida, Midway Mennonite Church in Columbiana, and Belmont Mennonite Church in Elkhart, Indiana. Following his retirement in 2019, he and his wife, Sharon, returned to Ohio, settling in her home community of Dover. They have two adult children and five grandchildren.

Over the years Larry has served Ohio Conference as a volunteer in various capacities, most recently as a member of the Credentialing Ministry Team.

Larry enjoys reading, gardening, biking, and music.