Pastor Val has been actively serving as a United Methodist minister for thirty-five years. Lindenwald Church is her fifth appointment and she began her ministry here in 2007. She has pastored churches in Ohio including Hocking Hills, Reynoldsburg, Columbus and Obetz. She has two grown sons, Joshua, who is an engineer and, Nathan, who works for a company doing research for the criminal justice system in the state of Florida.
Pastor Val earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion from Ohio Northern University in 1976 and then graduated in 1979 with a Master of Divinity Degree and a Master of Arts in Christian Education from The Methodist Theological School in Ohio. She has completed course work toward her Doctor of Divinity Degree as well. Pastor Val loves to travel. She has been to the Holy Lands twice, Europe, Canada, Vancouver, Bermuda and Alaska. Her hobbies include cooking, walking for exercise especially in different parks, and reading. She also loves music, college sports and gardening.
Glen has been our custodian since May of 2010. Glen lives in Hamilton and is an active member of Park Avenue United Methodist Church, where he has served as member and Chairman of the Trustee Committee. As well as working here at church, you will also find Glen working part time at The Home Depot in Hamilton.
Hello Church Family . . . I am so excited to be the Children and Youth Director for Lindenwald UMC. My husband Ed and I have two daughters: Autumn and Amanda. We also have two cats: Sky and Molly. We have lived in Lindenwald since May of 2003. We love being in a small community where families know each other and look out for one another. God has been calling and preparing me for many years to help lead the children and families in our community. I am at the point in my life that I am able to follow God's word by showing compassion and respect and letting everyone know that God loves them.
Nancy does a wonderful job each Sunday morning as our church organist. She is married to Bill and they have two sons and two daughters; both of her daughters are currently serving in the military. In her spare time, Nancy enjoys reading, studying her Bible, and tending to her horses.
LINDA S. ROUSE
Linda is married to Ernie and they have three children, Ernie, Melissa and Sharilyn, and six grandchildren, Alexis, Rayden, Milo, Monty, Ryder and Caprice. Since graduating from Fairfield High School, she has worked in the insurance, legal, and medical fields and has been the Administrative Secretary/Office Manager here at Lindenwald since 1998. According to Linda, she "enjoys every aspect of my job here at Lindenwald, especially being a listening ear for people when they just need someone to talk to."