Our Team

The “Team” at Wayside Community Church consists of many different people. At the present time, the only full-time staff member of the church is the pastor.  However there are several part-time support staff as well as several volunteers who all work very hard to serve the church and community in various ministries. We are truly grateful to God for all the talents and skills that our people have used for the overall mission of Wayside Community Church in the Kingdom of God.

Les & Kris Rowan Pastor & Secretary/Youth Leader

Les & Kris Rowan

Pastor Les and his wife, Kris, came to Wayside Community Church in September 2009. Les grew up in northwestern Pennsylvania and Kris grew up in east-Central Indiana. They were married in 1980 and they have three married children. They also have seven grandchildren.

Pastor Les graduated in 1978 from Hobe Sound Bible College located in Hobe Sound Florida. He received a Masters of Arts degree in 1991from Ashland Theological Seminary located in Ashland Ohio. He has been involved in ministry since 1978, including pastoral ministry, university campus ministry and faith-based chemical dependency treatment.

Kris graduated in 1980 from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana with a degree in secondary education with a specialization in Spanish. Her teaching experience includes four years as a kindergarten teacher and 16 years as a high school Spanish teacher, teaching all four levels of high school Spanish. She has been working as office secretary at Wayside since 2013. She was the director of the Junior Church for many years, and now works with the teens.

Les and Kris are delighted to have the privilege of serving the community through the ministries of Wayside Community Church.


Lori Giesler Church Treasurer
Linda Foster Junior Church Director
Diana Vatter Janitorial
Tim and Frances Bennett Lawncare
Nl Nancy Corner - Organ; Kris Rowan/Joan Davis - Piano; Kenton Shaw - bass guitar; Randy Giesler - Trombone; Les Rowan - Trumpet; Todd Corner, Kenton Shaw, & Chris Washil - song leaders Music

Nancy Corner - Organ; Kris Rowan/Joan Davis - Piano; Kenton Shaw - bass guitar; Randy Giesler - Trombone; Les Rowan - Trumpet; Todd Corner, Kenton Shaw, & Chris Washil - song leaders

Our music team consists of Nancy Corner, Kris Rowan, Kenton Shaw, Randy Giesler, Chris Washil, and Lester Rowan. Each week they strive to create an atmosphere of praise and worship through the ministry of music.


LR Lori Giesler, Keith Jenkins, Colson Jenkins, and David Ryhal Sound & Recording

Board of Trustees

Randy Giesler
Chairman

Pat McCoy
Secretary

Todd Corner

Milford Dennison

Marge Giesler

Marilyn Hollabaugh

Richard Thompson

Susie Whitesell

Mike Zedreck