Staff

Dr. Jace Broadhurst

Dr. Jace Broadhurst

Senior Pastor

jace@warsawpresby.org

Jace arrived at WEPC in early 2019. As our senior pastor, Jace oversees church staff, works with our elders to discern the Lord’s direction for our church, and brings us weekly instruction from God’s Word. Jace graduated from the University of Maryland, earned his MDiv at Reformed Theological Seminary, and holds a PhD from Westminster Theological Seminary. He has three sons and two of those sons live with him. Jace is grateful to be at WEPC and excited to serve alongside a staff and a congregation that truly want to see others hope and delight in Jesus.

Favorite Food:

Probably pizza, but if you are treating, let's say steak and Alaskan crab

Favorite Spot to Visit:

Mombasa, Kenya or Poolesville, Maryland

Favorite Movie:

Braveheart. Because they can take our lives, but they can never take our FREEEEEDOMMMM!!!

Favorite Toy as a Kid:

Star Wars action figures--Nothing quite like Hoth snow troopers and AT AT Walkers attacking a rebel base in my bedroom!

Andrew Morton

Andrew Morton

Assistant Pastor

andrew@warsawpresby.org

As our assistant pastor, Andrew oversees youth ministry, small group ministry, coordinates special projects, and assists with preaching and other pastoral functions. He is a graduate of Calvin College and Reformed Theological Seminary. He has been a member of the WEPC staff since November 2013. Andrew and his wife, Mary, have two boys and another one on the way.

Favorite Food:

Pizza

Favorite Spot to Visit:

Any place that has to do with nature or history

Favorite Movie:

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Favorite Toy as a Kid:

Legos

Krista Koors

Krista Koors

Office Manager/Executive Assistant

krista@warsawpresby.org

Krista is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the church office, and she works alongside our senior pastor to assist him in his duties. A lifelong member of WEPC, Krista originally joined the church staff as a receptionist in January 1998 before moving into her current role in 2004. She holds a certificate in office management from Indiana University. Krista has two grown sons, two grandsons, and a loving dog and cat.

Favorite Food:

Peanut butter and honey sandwiches - ice cream for dessert!

Favorite Spot to Visit:

Anywhere with my family

Favorite Movie:

Drama: Shawshank Redemption; Entertaining: Now You See Me; ChicFlick: Tootsie

Favorite Toy as a Kid:

Dollhouse and Barbie dolls

Marlise Burkholder

Marlise Burkholder

Director of Children's Ministries

marlise@warsawpresby.org

Marlise oversees Sunday school and midweek ministries for children’s up to 6th grade. These duties include coordinating volunteers, selecting teaching curricula, planning events, training and supporting teachers, and doing whatever is needed to keep WEPC’s children's ministries operating effectively. Marlise holds a degree in music education from Grace College. She joined the WEPC staff in June 2014 as a part-time children’s worship director before moving into her current role in October 2015. Her favorite things about being at WEPC are getting to work with a fantastic staff team and teaching kids about Jesus.

Favorite Food:

Bacon

Favorite Spot to Visit:

Mountains, Ocean, or any place that is new to me--I love to travel!

Favorite Movie:

It's a Wonderful Life

Favorite Toy as a Kid:

Art Supplies of any kind

Dr. Judie Meulink

Dr. Judie Meulink

Director of Music

judie@warsawpresby.org

As the director of worship at WEPC, Judie’s responsibilities include leading worship, designing weekly and special worship services, and directing the WEPC choir, praise band, and orchestra. In addition to degrees from Calvin College and the Hartt School of Music, Judie also has a doctorate in Music Education from Ball State University. She and her husband, Steve, have four children and one grandchild. Judie joined the WEPC staff in August 2009. She loves working with the other staff members and leading our congregation into the presence of God every week.

Favorite Food:

Corn on the Cob

Favorite Spot to Visit:

New England/Ocean

Favorite Movie:

The Sound Of Music

Favorite Toy as a Kid:

Etch-A-Sketch

Maegan McFarland

Maegan McFarland

Receptionist/Secretary/Graphic Designer

maegan@warsawpresby.org

Maegan is responsible for a variety of upfront and behind the scenes tasks that help make WEPC a more welcoming place. Her duties include coordinating our team of receptionists, assisting visitors to the church office, and preparing a wide array of printed materials. Maegan is a graduate of Grace College, and she joined the WEPC staff in January 2019. She loves working in a place where she can grow professionally and spiritually, using communication and creativity to help others and spread the Good News.

Favorite Food:

Chicken Alfredo (Anything pasta related)

Favorite Spot to Visit:

Winona Lake, Disneyland, Disney World

Favorite Movie:

Hairspray, Cabin in the Woods, Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse

Favorite Toy as a Kid:

A stuffed panda bear named Sapanda

Ashley Meulink

Ashley Meulink

Nursery Coordinator

ashley@warsawpresby.org

Ashley oversees our team of childcare volunteers and ensures that our nursery is well-equipped to welcome infants and toddlers each Sunday morning. Ashley attended Cornerstone University and joined the WEPC staff in January 2019 after working as an English teacher for several years. She and her husband, John, have two daughters. Ashley is excited about the opportunity this job gives her to pour into the youngest members of our church family and watch them begin to love the Lord!

Favorite Food:

Spaghetti with garlic bread and chocolate mousse for dessert

Favorite Spot to Visit:

Nest Lake, Minnesota

Favorite Movie:

A Knight's Tale

Favorite Toy as a Kid:

Books, books, and more books

Linda Rapp

Linda Rapp

Treasurer

linda@warsawpresby.org

As our church treasurer, Linda oversees a vital array of financial and administrative tasks that make the ministry of WEPC possible. Linda is a graduate of the South Bend College of Commerce and has been a member of the WEPC staff since October 1977. She enjoys the opportunity she has at WEPC to interact with her church family, children at Presby Preschool, and the Warsaw community. She and her husband, Jim, have two children, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Favorite Food:

Lobster and Creme Brulee

Favorite Spot to Visit:

Costa Rica / Venice, Florida

Favorite Movie:

Something To Talk About / Pretty Woman

Favorite Toy as a Kid:

A stuffed Kewpie sailor doll

DeWayne Busz

DeWayne Busz

Facilities Manager

dewayne@warsawpresby.org

DeWayne is responsible for keeping our facility clean, welcoming, and functioning reliably. He is passionate about making our church building a friendly environment where people like to be. He has been a member of the WEPC staff since February 2012. DeWayne and his wife, Becky, have ten grown children, thirty grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Favorite Food:

Food

Favorite Spot to Visit:

Where my family is

Favorite Movie:

Forrest Gump

Favorite Toy as a Kid:

My stone tablet…maybe a marble roller

Ben Essick

Ben Essick

Tech Director

ben@warsawpresby.org

Ben oversees all of our technology-related activities, from operating light and sound equipment on Sunday mornings to maintaining the church and preschool computer systems. He also assists with worship planning and leading. He holds a degree in Music Technology from Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne as well as a Master of Music and Worship Degree from Liberty University and joined the WEPC staff in September 2012. Ben and his wife, Stefanie, have a daughter, Cora. He loves serving in a role where he can use his love for music and technology to glorify God.

Favorite Food:

Homemade Pizza, Anything Stefanie makes me

Favorite Spot to Visit:

Chicago, Milwaukee, Indianapolis and Family in Iowa

Favorite Movie:

Hackers

Favorite Toy as a Kid:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Legos