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.
Barry L. Taylor
Pastor Barry, a native of West Virginia, received his Bachelor's Degree from Concord University and his Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary. He has served on staff as a Minister of Evangelism in a large urban church, planted a satellite campus for a large Pittsburgh PA-area church, worked as an Executive Pastor and Interim Pastor, planted a church in Wheeling WV, and has served as lead pastor of churches in rural, small-town, and suburban settings. He and his wife Vickie have been married for 32 years and are the parents of two young adults, Joshua and Hope.
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.
When our church runs smoothly, it’s because of Vicki Sandoe. Handling a huge number of responsibilities and tasks, Vicki is one of our most prominent team members. She is a sweetheart who loves a good prank. She has been married to her husband Jim for 45 years.
Director of Student Ministries
Ben is a Taylor University senior studying youth ministry. Ben's passions are seeking Jesus, fishing, baseball, and building relationships with students. 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 recently married to his high-school sweetheart Mandi.
Director of Children's Ministries (K-6th Grade)
Madi is a senior at Taylor University studying Christian Ministries with a minor in Orphan and Vulnerable Children. Madi is not from the Midwest but has fallen in love with central Indiana. She loves spending time with kids and getting to watch them fall in love with Jesus and connect Scripture to their lives. Outside of of work and school, Madi enjoys running, exploring, and is always down to try something new.
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 Worship Arts
Josh is a senior at Taylor University studying 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.