Dan Miller

Interim Conference Minister

Dan Miller began serving as interim conference minister in December 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.

Cell Phone: 574-238-1883
Email: ohioconferenceminister@gmail.com

Larry Rohrer

Interim Associate Conference Minister

Larry Rohrer joined the Ohio Conference staff in November 2023. Initially, he was serving as interim regional pastor for the eastern part of the Ohio Conference. He is now the interim associate conference minister, serving on a half-time basis.

A native of Ohio, Larry previously 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.

Phone: 574-312-4386
Email: ohiorpeast@gmail.com

Judy King

Administrative Assistant

Judy joined the staff of Ohio Conference in July 1997 and has enjoyed getting to know so many people in the congregations of Ohio Conference. Prior to her move to Ohio, Judy worked as a secretary for nearly five years at MMA in Goshen. Before her children were born, Judy taught high school home economics classes for nine years in the Bluffton, Norwayne and Fairless school districts.

Judy was born and raised in Berne, Ind., and graduated from Bluffton College. Judy has three young adult children and two grandsons. She enjoys brisk walks, flower gardening, reading and trying new recipes.

Phone: 330-857-5421
Email: ohmc@zoominternet.net

Stan Helmuth

Financial Coordinator

StanHelmuthStan joined the staff at the Ohio Conference office in Kidron, Ohio, in December 1994. His assignment as financial coordinator was split between Ohio Conference and Choice Books of Ohio, which later merged with Choice Books of Great Lakes. In August 2013 he concluded his work with Choice Books of Great Lakes. Stan continues to serve as financial coordinator for Ohio Conference on a contract basis.

Stan and his wife, Pam, live in Louisville, Ohio, and attend Beech Mennonite Church where they are members. They have three children, Steven, Krista and Kathryn, who live in Canton, Ohio.

Phone: 330-857-5421
Email: cboh1@zoominternet.net

Alysa Short

Program Coordinator

Alysa began her work with the Conference in October 2014 and enjoys working with the members of Ohio Conference. She is a graduate of Bluffton University and Bowling Green State University and a member of Central Mennonite Church. Prior to her assignment as Coordinator of Volunteers, she was a high school Spanish teacher. Alysa, who is from Archbold, lives with her husband, Mark, and their two young children, Analisa and Micah. She enjoys reading, gardening, sewing and traveling.

Phone: 419-572-1348
Email: alysashort@gmail.com