Giving spiritual direction to Dayton Mennonite is a Leadership Team made up of pastors, deacons and elders. Our Church Council, consisting of various office holders within the church, makes decisions related to the everyday workings of the congregation. Dayton Mennonite is part of Conservative Mennonite Conference and is related to various mission and ministry organizations.
Our goal in all things is to help persons "grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" (II Peter 3:18), so that we together will "reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of God's Son, growing into a mature man with a stature measured by Christ's fullness" (Ephesians 4:13). If there is anything we can do to help you toward these ends, please let us know.
Roland Horst joined the leadership team as a deacon, in the spring of 2017 . He also teaches Sunday School and serves on various committees. He is employed by Poultry Specialties. Roland and his wife, Lois, have one son.
Mike Troyer became a member at DMC in the year 2014 and is a manager at Helmuth Builders. Mike has served at DMC in the roles of youth sponsor, worship leader, and participated in the mentoring program.
Micah joined the leadership team as shepherding pastor in March 2020. Micah has called Dayton his home church his whole life. Along with church ministry Micah operates a poultry and beef cattle farm. He and his wife, Krista, have three children.
Blake Showalter joined the leadership team as a Deacon in March of 2020. He is a full time employee at Valley Roofing, and enjoys farming in this spare time. Blake loves music and is apart of the worship team at DMC. He and his wife, Amy, have three biological children and are involved in foster care.
Buff and Debbie Showalter have been members of DMC since 1996. Buff's primary occupation is farming, he is also vice president of Poultry Specialties. In the past he has served the church as Trustee, Sunday School superintendent, chaired various committees and coordinates prison ministry.
Jeff and Bridgette has been attending DMC for about 20 years and has served as a youth leader since 2013, with a one-year sabbatical. He became an elder and joined the leadership team in the fall of 2021. He is a poultry farmer and home remodeler. Jeff and his wife, Bridgette, have 3 children.
The name "Mennonite" comes from Menno Simons, a church leader during the Reformation of the 1500's, who with other voices in the Anabaptist movement called persons to put their trust in Christ for salvation, to believe and live out the teachings of the Bible, and to form churches that recognize the importance of simplicity, peacemaking, accountability and community.