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Interim Pastor:

Pastor Dan Stoneback


Pastor Dan Stoneback was born and raised in Philadelphia area of Pennsylvania but has served all his ministery in Michigan. In 2017, he retired after serving as pastor at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Rose City for 33 years. Since retiring he has served as a supply pastor at over 20 ELCA congregations.

Pastor Dan came to Michigan as an intern pastor at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Traverse City. His first call was to develope a mission congregation on the South side of Traverse City - All Saints Lutheran in Chumus Corner.

He Graduated from Gettysburg College and the Gettysburg Lutheran Theological Seminary. He is the proud father of three adult children and ten gradnchildren in Toledo, Pinconning, and Colorado Springs. He enjoys traveling, especially spending time on a cruise ship!


Norma Roenicke, Music Director

Norma has been at Messiah since 1998.  She has decades of performing and music teaching experience.  She loves the people at Messiah, particularly her choir members.  She has a passion for nurturing the talents of the people at Messiah.  She is also a loving wife and mother.


David Pennel, Custodian

David has been at Messiah since 2019. He loves taking care of the people of Messiah and tending to their needs as a church. He is a transplant to Bay City from the south and enjoys camping in his spare time.  He is also newly married.


Elizabeth Brinker, Office Manager

Elizabeth has been at Messiah since 2015.  She enjoys working with the people of Messiah, and using her graphic design talents to make all of the church publications the best they can be.  Elizabeth is a loving wife and mother and enjoys many forms of crafting in her spare time.


Gretchen Wagner, President
Steve Moelter, Vice President & Facilities Chair
Amy Ahler, Treasurer
Dawn Gillard, Secretary
Bob Hill, Special Funds Treasurer
Kathy Kipfmiller, Church Life Chair
Jennifer Ritter, Stewardship Chair
Laurie Veitengruber, Trustee
Mary Donnelly, Trustee
Terry Lutz, Finance Chair
Laura Ryder, Trustee
Tim Welther, Trustee
Dave Kraycsir, Trustee
Sue Peters, Trustee
Ray Steff, Trustee
Marc Roedel, Trustee
Pat Smith, Financial Secretary


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