Meet Our Staff
At Hartford City Wesleyan Church, our staff members are committed to providing Christlike servant ministry to our growing congregation and to our community. Contact them if you have any questions or needs.
Director of Operations and Administrative Ministries
John Bonham is a man who is dedicated to the well-being of his family of faith. He is regularly involved in both praying for change in the community and participating in it as well. John's love for his wife, Deborah, and his surrounding community are second only to his love for the Lord. John and Deborah reside in Upland, IN; they met and fell in love at Taylor University. Go Trojans!
Director of Student Ministries and Preaching Ministries
Ben has recently graduated from Taylor University (Go Trojans!) with a degree in Youth Ministry. Ben's desire is to see all Christians to love the Lord their God and love their neighbors as themselves. Ben is passionate about Jesus, students, sports, yard games (especially KanJam), fishing, and board games. He is a firm believer that ministry is best done through a loving relationship and is passionate about seeing students grow in their faith and as people. He is married to his high-school sweetheart, Mandi.
Director of Worship Arts
Josh is a recent graduate of Taylor University (Go Trojans!) with a degree in Christian Ministries. He has long had a passion about seeing people develop in their ability to lead worship. As a teenager, he asked God to give him opportunities to lead a congregation in praise and God has answered his prayer.
Assistant Director of Student Ministries
Gillian is passionate about students and even more passionate about Jesus! A native from Wichita, Kansas, she loves doing life with junior and senior high students, showing them the love and freedom found in Christ. She enjoys ice cream, roller skating, and meeting new people. When Gillian dedicated her life to God in 8th grade, she felt the call to ministry and followed it all the way through studying Youth Ministry and Biblical Literature at Taylor University. Go Trojans!
Director of Nursery/Toddler Ministries
Zera has a passion for seeing to the development and safety of our youngest members. She has had years of experience with the little ones which has only increased her love and compassion for them. Zera and her husband Rob volunteer in many ways behind-the-scenes to make our congregation's ministry identifiable and effective.
Director of Children Ministries
Grace is a senior education major at Taylor University. Sharing the gospel with kids is her passion. She began volunteering as a seventh grader with preschool kids at her home church in the suburbs of Chicago. In high school, she became an elementary small group leader. In her free time, she enjoys directing drama camps and choirs for kids.