Staff

Debbie Whaley– Head Pastor

Debbie is a native Californian who has always ministered in places where many are indifferent or downright hostile to the Christianity. From an early age, her intellectual curiosity led her to investigate the Christian faith and look for ways to share and live out the gospel with those who had little interest or knowledge of Christianity.  This life-long journey has convinced her that love is the key.  Her number one passion is helping people experience God’s wondrous delight in them.  Her passions include learning from people who come from different context and cultures, literally cooking up ways for people to connect, and exploring all that Cincinnati, her new adopted home, has to offer!   Email Debbie


downloadJunie B. Ewing – Interim Associate Pastor

Presbyterian since birth, June was born and raised in Charlotte NC where her father was an elder and Eagle Scout advisor and mother taught the young adults Sunday school class.  She is a a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, working in pharmaceutical and then financial sales before moving to Nashville TN to earn a doctorate in education with a process improvement dissertation focus. She met her beloved husband Sam there.  After graduation, she worked in management consulting and then helped form and run a regional pediatric network as administrator.  It was on a mission trip to Guatemala that she discovered a deep hunger to trust God more, which led her to leave Vanderbilt as an employee and to return as a student at Vanderbilt Divinity School. Since that time, she has served a small rural church in St. Genevieve, MO and a larger church in Topeka KS as sole pastor until God called her to MWPC.   Email Junie


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Peter Hawisher-Faul  – Director of Children, Family & Youth Ministries

Peter Hawisher-Faul grew up in Thousand Oaks, CA and he studied at Azusa Pacific University for a B.A. in Theology. Peter has spent the past four years studying at Princeton Theological Seminary where he earned a Masters of Divinity and a Masters of Christian Education. He is passionate about Christian education and work with families to shape the next generation of Christian disciples. He is married to Kelsey Hawisher-Faul who is serving Heritage Presbyterian Church in Mason as their Associate Pastor. Together they live with their two pet rabbits in Norwood. Email Peter


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Rhonda Juliano — Director of Music Ministries

Rhonda brings varied skills and talents to her role as Director of Music Ministries.  She has a Masters of Music in choral conducting from the University of Arizona, Tucson, her Bachelor of Music in education from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, and her School Administration credentials at City University in Bellevue.  Rhonda has a strong background as a vocalist/guitarist and enjoys bringing an eclectic selection of music into worship. She has served in numerous churches leading both traditional and informal/contemporary services.  Email Rhonda


kim-heindelKim Heindel – Organist

Kim holds a B.M. in organ performance from Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ, and an M.M. in harpsichord performance from New England Conservatory, Boston, Mass. Kim has performed around the world and recorded three CDs. His keyboard skills include the organ, piano and harpsichord.   Email Kim


Holly Molony Photo_9-9-13Holly Molony — Director of Operations

Holly Molony serves as Director of Operations with responsibility for support functions including personnel, finance, facilities, financial development and communications. Holly has experience in the management of social service agencies, as well as a B.A. from the Ohio State University and an M.A. in public administration from George Mason University.   Email Holly


 Rich Bentley_IMG_5162Rich Bentley — Support Staff/Finance Office

Rich serves as the bookkeeper for MWPC, responsible for pledge management, all aspects of payroll, accounts payable and check writing. The Northwestern Indiana native received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Ball State University. Rich has a strong background in accounting having served as Controller of Nash Finch Company after beginning there as a Retail Staff Accountant and working his way up to Retail Accounting Manager. Rich has also worked for the Delta Queen Steamboat Company and Strategic Franchising here in Cincinnati.     Email Rich


Eloise Sumpter — Membership & Ministry Coordinatoreloise picture

Eloise is serving as the membership and ministry coordinator.  She is the focal point for membership information and activities and provides support to church education programs, such as Super Wednesday and Sunday School.  Email Eloise

 


 Alana Plesner– AV Coordinator

Alana is the visual technician and designer responsible for the lyric, slide and video projection during the services and for creating the announcement slides seen in the lobby, sanctuary and website.  She grew up on the Florida gulf coast and studied fine art in college. Alana has been in Cincinnati since 2003 and loves making art, reading and listening to live music.

 

Barry Young — Maintenance Custodian

Barry serves as the maintenance custodian and is focused on maintaining the church’s physical facilities.  He is a long time employee of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cincinnati.  He has extensive experience in the repair and maintenance of buildings and equipment.   Barry and his wife live in northern Kentucky.


Ricky Willis — Day Custodian

Ricky is responsible for the cleaning of MWPC and the preschool.  He comes to MWPC with a variety of experience including HVAC maintenance and installation, steel mill/manufacturing, and custodial work.  He lives in Cincinnati and has 9 grandchildren.