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Melissa Steinecker
Position: Interium Pastor
Email: srpastor@defnet.com
Phone: (419)782-3751

My name is Melissa Steinecker.  My husband and I are coming from Perrysburg Ohio.  I have been in ministry for over 20 years in the West Ohio conference.  Most recently I have served Kansas UMC and St. Paul’s Risingsun Ohio.  In addition, I have served as the Mission Impact Director for Maumee Watershed and Northwest Plains districts educating and empowering congregations concerning human trafficking, heroine and opiate addictions, prison reentry programs and Hispanic/Latino ministries.  I am passionate about missions and ministry and can’t wait to work along side you as we reflect the kingdom of God here in Defiance. 



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