Rev. Heather Olson-Bunnell
Pastor Heather is a retired Deacon in the United Methodist Church and member of the Indiana Area Conference. She has over 39+ years’ experience in local churches and on Conference staff , as a consultant in teacher training, church revitalization, and volunteer recruitment. While on the staff of the North Indiana Conference she designed the original Kids Club program and implemented it in over two hundred churches. Heather serves as director of Reach Teach Serve Ministry and is a church growth coach to clergy, laity and ministry teams desiring church renewal and revitalization. She has participated in FCJ pastor training, taught the Shared Learning Experience for laity teams, (year 1) participated in week-end consultations (year 2) and is the coach for the churches in year 3 of Fruitful Congregation Journey. All 3 steps with Calvary UMC!
Heather is married to Rev. Dick Bunnell a retired elder in the Indiana Area Conference. He currently is finishing his 17th year (longest appointment) at Huntington Bethel UMC. Together they have 3 surviving children, 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. They own their home in Roanoke where they enjoy entertaining family and friends. Her passion is creating bridges between the church and the world and helping churches move out beyond their existing walls.
Jodi Walters, Church Secretary
Born and raised in Fort Wayne, IN. Married 19 years to Phil Walters. I have a daughter Carly Myers that is married and lives in Fort Wayne. My husband and I own a small plumbing business and we have two beautiful dogs. I enjoy reading, love all kinds of animals and gardening.
Doug Speakman, Director of Music and Spiritual Formation
I started singing in church choir at age 7 at First United Methodist Church in Van Wert, Ohio and grew up in the music ministry of that church. I have studied organ at that church with Gloria Wendel. Also, have studied choral conducting and education at Ohio State University. I am retired from Kroger with 30 years of service. I have been in church music for the past thirty-some years serving United Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, American Baptist, United Methodist, and Church of the Brethren denominations. I have been involved in church music for 57 years of my life. I consider this a great privilege and honor to serve in this manner.