We know that not all of your questions can be answered on this website!  Please feel free to send us a message!  We can't wait to hear from you.


Dana Short - Office Manager - office@centralmennonite.org

Chris Wyse - Office Associate - office@centralmennonite.org

Dave Elkins - Pastor - dave@centralmennonite.org

Regina Wenger - Pastor - regina@centralmennonite.org

Church Phone Number: (419) 445-3856

Name *


Meet Regina

Regina grew up in Waynesboro, Virginia, in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley.  The daughter of pastors, Regina learned to love God and the Church through her home
community at Springdale Mennonite Church. She studied History, Secondary Education, and Bible at Hesston College and Eastern Mennonite University. After college, Regina
studied in Prague, Czech Republic, before returning to the Valley to serve as Youth Minister at Waynesboro Mennonite Church. 

Feeling a call toward seminary, Regina enrolled at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina, where she graduated with a Master of Divinity degree and a
concentration in Christian Education. She has served on Central’s pastoral team since November 2015, focusing her energies toward Christian Education, worship, and
outreach. Regina is passionate about forming life-long followers of Christ through Christian community so that they might engage the world and help bring about God’s

You’ll often find Regina sipping on black coffee and trying to cram as much reading, baseball, and Duke basketball into her life as possible. Regina also loves church history and spends her spare time researching and writing on the intersection of American Christianity and public education. She’s thankful to minister alongside the wonderful folks at Central and in the Archbold community.

Meet Dave

Dave is a gadget-loving, science-fiction geek who is still waiting with determined optimism for the flying cars, jet packs, and domed cities on the moon that we were promised in the 70’s. Until then, he’s content to watch Star Trek and Star Wars movies.

As pastor of Central Mennonite Church in Archbold, Ohio, he enjoys preaching, teaching, and getting people excited about understanding the Bible. He has been pastoring since 2005, first at Lima Mennonite Church in Lima, Ohio before accepting the pastorate at Central in 2015. He graduated from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Ind.

When Dave is not in the church, he loves to spend time with his wife Becky, and their two daughters Kaitlyn and Abby. Dave also enjoys board games, video games, and card games. But not trivia games. Those are for nerds.