our staff

  • Pastor Michael doerr

    Pastor Doerr came to Wauseon in July, 2017, excited for the opportunity to share faith and life with the people of First Christian Church and the wider community. In addition to a passion for the church's mission and vision (To Know Christ and Make Him Known, Building Fully Devoted Followers of Jesus), Michael loves his family:  spouse Rev Heather Schimmel (Pastor of Lyons Christion Church), daughters Patricia (son-in-law Cleveland) and Bekkah, and grandsons CJ, Ethan and Micah. He also loves sports (Reds, Bengals, Buckeyes & Capitals) and American history. Michael is a graduate of Lexington Theological Seminary (Kentucky), The George Washington University (D.C.) and Sycamore High School (Cincinnati).

  • jessica beltz

    Pastor to Families and Youth

    Jessica was raised in the First Christian Church and was active in CCF, Chi Rho and CYF. In 2017, she married Nicolas Beltz and they have been blessed with two amazing daughters, Sophia and Abigail. Jessica also works at Special Grounds Coffee Company (Wauseon) and is an instructor at The Dance Centre of Northwest Ohio (Whitehouse). Working in Children, Youth and Family Ministries has always been a passion of hers and she can't wait to see what God has in store for her in this position.

  • Sarah Mueller

    Office Manager/Secretary

    Sarah enjoys being married to Mickey, her best friend. They have three grown daughters and nine angel grandchildren! Sarah enjoys playing the piano, gardening, hiking and biking, and entertaining in her home. She is blessed to serve the FCC family through working in the office. Sarah has many favorite Bible verses, but, at this time, she is especially blessed by God's word in Hosea 6:6 that says He wants us to know Him!

  • joyce oyer


    Joyce is a life-long member of Wauseon's First Christian Church. She has been married to husband Doug for 48+ years. After raising three children and teaching for 30+ years, she has spent retirement caring for family members and serving her church as treasurer, bell choir member, Primary Pew teacher, Sunday School counter, VBS teacher and past Elder. One of her favorite Bible verses comes from Joshua 24:15:  But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.