Mark Ledford began his ministry at the Westerville Church of the Nazarene in 1986 upon graduation from Mount Vernon Nazarene College. He served as Youth Pastor and Worship Pastor until 1997 at which time he transitioned into the Lead Pastor role. Mark has two Master of Arts degrees from Ashland Theological Seminary and is presently enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry program at Ashland. Mark married his High School sweetheart, Jill (Korbini) Ledford in 1986 and they have four children, Kauri, Caleb, Connor and Camden. They also have two very poorly behaved dogs, Dante (poodle) and Dexter (beagle). Mark is passionate about the Lord, his family, ministry and reaching people for Christ. In 2000, he had a dream, burden and vision to reach the Hispanic/Latino community for Christ. This resulted in the present bi-lingual and multi-cultural ministry that can be experienced every Sunday at Westerville Naz. His hobbies include following Cleveland professional sports teams (please keep him in your prayers), hunting and music.
Melissa was born and raised in a small town in Ohio. After graduating from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 2010, she joined Westerville Naz as the Children's Pastor. Melissa was ordained as a deacon in the Church of the Nazarene in April 2015. In 2012 Melissa married David. She enjoys crafting, spending time with her husband, having her nieces and nephews over for the weekends and swimming when it is warm outside.
Morgan comes from a family of 6, including her parents, Michael and Melissa Wade and her two sisters and brother-in-law, Haley Wade and Shelby and Tyler Duncan. Morgan graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 2015 with a Bachelor's degree in youth ministry and a minor in communications. While at MVNU she was involved in campus ministries, athletics, student government, and children's/youth ministry internships. after graduation, she worked for MVNU as an admissions counselor, helping students through the college process. One of her favorite things in the world is spending time with friends and family, especially when adventure is at hand! She enjoys most anything outdoors (hiking, camping, backpacking, hunting, fishing) but also enjoys working on creative projects and reading a good and challenging book. She loves playing sports but only really follows one team - the Reds. One of her life goals is to have a Leonberger and Newfoundland dog at the same time. Another life goal is to serve, empower, and to love teens and she is beyond excited to be able to do that here!
Leonard Myers graduated from Fort Wayne Bible College in 1969. He served as a youth pastor at Village Green Free Methodist Church for 3 years while attending college. He graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary in 1974. He served as youth pastor for the 3 years he attended seminary at Lexington, Ky. Free Methodist Church.
Following graduation, he served 5 1/2 years as pastor of Butler Hill Free Methodist Church in St. Louis, MO. After resigning as pastor, he and his wife Doris, became members of Webster Groves Church of the Nazarene. Leonard and family moved to Westerville in September 1990 and have been involved at Westerville Church of the Nazarene for many years. Additionally, the Lord has opened a door to teach Bible and Theology at Ohio Christian University in the adult evening education department.
Leonard and Doris have 2 sons, Dan (wife Cie Ann) and Steve (wife Elizabeth). They have 7 grandchildren with 2 additional children to be adopted in the near future. His hobbies include gardening (with some landscaping) and collecting Heisey candlesticks for Doris.