Pastors & Staff

Rev. Deb Ketcham

Lead Pastor

Pastor Debbie grew up in Union County. She graduated from Ohio State University in 1979 with a teaching degree in Home Economics Education. While working, and being active in the church, schools, civic, and social organization, she received her call to ministry and graduated with a Masters of Divinity in 2000, and become an Ordained Elder in Full Connection in 2005. She and her husband Dan have been married 42 years. They have three adult children and seven grandchildren. She enjoys gardening, boating, and spending time at their lake house. 

Rev. Matt Overman

Pastor of Children and Family Ministries

Matt grew up at Grand Lake church and is blessed to continue to serve as the children and family pastor. He graduated from Wright State in 2010 with a Bachelors in Educations and from United Theological Seminary in 2015 with a Masters of Divinity. He is currently working on a Masters in Clinical Counseling at Winebrenner Seminary in Findlay. Matt was ordained a Deacon in the United Methodist Church in June 2017. Matt has been married to his best friend and wife, Beth, since September 2009. They have five children. His hobbies include driving the school bus, martial arts, and being outside. 

Amber Snyder

Ministry Support 

Amber was born and raised in Lynn, IN before moving to Ohio in 2016. Most of her career has been spent working in the Manufacturing industry, however, for the past few years she has felt God pulling her in a new direction. Amber started attending Grand Lake UMC in 2019 and quickly felt connected to the people, the ministries, and the community outreach. She feels blessed to join Grand Lake UMC in her new role and is excited to see what God has planned. Amber spends most of her free time with her husband, Jason, daughter, LaMya and son, Leander. She also enjoys festivals, card making and camping. 

Dana Sheets

Director of Emerging Ministries

Dana is a lifetime Mercer County resident. Using her degree in Sales and Business Management, she worked many years in customer service and management, but started working part time on the farm with her husband, Doug, so she could serve at the schools when her children were younger. Since then, Dana started working in the cafeteria for Celina City Schools and volunteering more with Grand Lake. She joined Grand Lake in 2003, when she and her husband married. They love the community and family they have gained at Grand Lake UMC. She has always been active with kids and youth, both in the church and in the local schools. Through these opportunities, God led her to the youth and to serve in the Greenhouse since 2017. She loves constantly being inspired with all the youth has to offer. Dana lives with her family, including three children; Megan, Joshua and Claire in the peaceful countryside of Mercer County. In her free time, she enjoys being a sub in the school cafeteria, yoga, reading, dad jokes, 9 Square and traveling.


Canines for Christ Therapy Dog

Tolin is a certified therapy dog through Canines for Christ Therapy Dog Ministries. Tolin is a German Short-haired Pointer/Beagle Mix. Tolin came to live with Pastor Matt & Beth Overman in January of 2020. She has become an important part of their family and in the ministry at Grand Lake Church. You will normally find Tolin in the kid's hall on Sunday Mornings and Wednesday Nights. She is also excited to be out in the community visiting schools, nursing homes, the library, and other places. If you feel called to the ministry of pet therapy, please contact Pastor Matt.
Robyn Sheets
Office Manager 
Amber Snyder
Financial Secretary
Megan Miller
Mark Armstrong
Building Manager 
Michelle Heindel
Director of Communications
Rodney Hartings
Lead Media Technician
Ken Wiehe
Lead Sound Technician
Bob Moreland
Praise Team Coordinator
Suzanne Murlin
Sanctus Choir Director

Carol Zimmerman

Angie Smith
Custodian (A.M.)

John Harter
Custodian (P.M.)
Lisa Snyder
Nursery Ministry Coordinator
Roxy Lyon
Nursery Ministry Caregiver
Roni Wiehe
Nursery Ministry Caregiver
Lily Westgerdes
Nursery Ministry Caregiver


Mindy Sudhoff


Mindy Sudhoff has been teaching at Creative Discovery Preschool since 1999. In 2004 she began serving as the Director. Mindy Sudhoff has an Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education from Lima Technical College and an Associate's degree in Accounting from Wright State University. She is Creative Discovery's Enrichment teacher.

Stacey Gibbons

Administrative Asst./Teacher

Stacey Gibbons began teaching at Creative Discovery Preschool in 1995. She holds a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education with concentrations in Early Childhood and Social Sciences from Wright State University. Stacey Gibbons teaches the MWF AM and P.M. Pre-K A classes and the T-Th AM and PM 3 year old classes. She also is the Administrative Assistant.

Chloe Russell

Enrichment Teacher

Chloe Russell began teaching at Creative Discovery Preschool in 2020. Chloe is an Enrichment Teacher and will be working in small groups with the students throughout the school year.

Cassie Sapp


Cassie Sapp began teaching at Creative Discovery Preschool in 2017. She teaches the MWF Pre-K A AM and PM classes and the AM and PM 3 year old classes.

Kendra Noll


Kendra Noll began teaching at Creative Discovery in 2021. She teaches the MWF Pre-K C AM class, the MWF Pre-K B PM class and the T-Th 4 year old classes.

Jaime Collins


Jaime Collins began teaching at Creative Discovery in 2020. Jaime teaches the MWF AM Pre-K C class. 

Madelynn Sudhoff


Madelynn Sudhoff began teaching at Creative Discovery in 2019. She teaches the MWF Pre-K B AM class.