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.
Edward was born and raised in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. He comes from a family of 4 that include his father Cruz, mother Sara, and sister Sarah Marie. He graduated from
Mount Vernon Nazarene University in April of 2017 with a Bachelors of Arts in Pastoral Ministry and Philosophy. During his time in MVNU he was a resident
assistant for freshmen and upperclassmen residential areas, an office assistant for the School of Theology and Philosophy, a student mentor, and a small group leader.
Some of his hobbies include playing music, reading books on theology and philosophy, travelling to new places, trying new dishes from around the world, and
playing various sports.
Mickie graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 2017 with a Bachelor's degree in social work. She has always had a special spot in her heart for
young kids and loves working with them. Mickie also loves spending time with her friends and family especially when it involves a trip to the lake. She hopes to one day be able to open an orphanage in Haiti. The Westerville Naz is a great place with great people and Mickie is excited to be a part of it.
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.