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!
Assistant Pastor for Preaching and Congregational Care
Mark Schnell has been an ordained minister in the Wesleyan Church since 1994 and has served in many different pastoral roles in many different sized churches. The things he’s most passionate about in ministry are preaching and teaching the Word of God and equipping others to follow Christ. Pastor Mark earned two graduate degrees from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and is nearing completion of his doctorate at Emmanuel College in the University of Toronto with a focus on homiletics. Mark regularly serves as an adjunct professor of the Bible, and homiletics and proclamation at Indiana Wesleyan University and Wesley Seminary.
He’s blessed beyond measure to be married to Sharie since 1993 and Dad to Kate and CJ. Those three continually teach him more about God’s love and grace and help to sharpen him more into the image of Christ.
Hobbies: deer hunting, grilling with charcoal on one of his many Weber kettle grills, woodworking, watching movies, and building and launching model rockets.
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 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.