<Senior Pastor - Rev. Steve McPeek>I have come to this community after serving several churches in the North Indiana area. I have served in ministry in the United Methodist Church for 12 years. I come with unique life experiences as I was a member of a multi-cultural United Methodist congregation. I was an active member of the youth choir, Bible Class, Sunday School and youth group.
I am married and my wife’s name is Annette. We have two children; Brock and Danielle.
Before going into full-time ministry I worked in the printing industry as a pre-press 4/color stripper and supervisor, letter press operator, bindery and finishing. I have an associate degree in Printing Technology, Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Arts Management, both of which are from Ball State University, and a Masters of Divinity degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.
I am called into ministry to serve God and minister to His people. My spiritual journey has been one of growth in faith and love of God. I am also called as a child of the Lord to build the Kingdom of God for the transformation of the world. I desire to fulfill God’s call upon my life to invite all people into his Kingdom for the glory of God. It is only through the grace of God and the power of His Holy Spirit I can accomplish his call upon my life.
I invite you to come and seek the love, wisdom and grace of the Lord our God here with us at Markle UMC. God may be calling you here to serve, worship and minister together with us as we seek to live in communion with God, set apart from the world, to make an eternal difference in the lives of those around us.
<Administrative Assistant - Sue Benson> I have lived in Fort Wayne, Indiana for 25 years. I worked at Verizon for 26 years, retiring in 2001. In 2005 I started working at Cracker Barrel in the gift shop. Then in May 2007, I was privileged to get hired at Markle United Methodist Church as the Administrative Assistant. I have 2 children, a son and a daughter and 1 grandson.
<Children's Ministry Director / Media Specialist / Food Ministries Director
- Zac Schwartz>
Zac has lived in Markle and gone to MUMC his entire life (except those four years of college). He graduated from Asbury College in 2009 with a degree in media communications. He started working at MUMC in September of 2009 in the role of Media Specialist in connection with the addition of a second service. He also is the Children's Ministry Director and has started up a program for kids called Kid Konnect (once called kids klub).
<Youth Director - Scott Moser> Scott Moser took on the role of Youth Director in 2008 and has been activily working with them since. Parties, trips, fund raisers, you name it, he does it. Scott also plays guitar and sings in the 116 praise band, he also it the printer guy. He fixes our printer and gets us new toner and other things whenever we need it!
<IT Officer- Ryan Stephens> If something isn't working in the church and it involves technology Ryan is the person you call. He will fix all the I-D-10-T problems, and user errors that ocurr quite frequently. Ryan graudated from IPWF in 2009 with a dregree in computer engeniering. His other role in the church is singing and drumming in the praise team.
<Organist - Joyle Allen> The Markle area has always been my home and I've attended MUMC since a child. After graduating from Taylor University, I taught elementray school in Huntington County for 37 years. Music has always been a part of my life - singing in the church choir or playing the organ. I have been the church organist for possibley 35 years. The Rodger organ with MIDI has added so much to my joy of music. I look forward to the yearly "Christmas in Our Town" when I present a concert to begin the Advent Season!