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. 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).

  • Sarah Mueller

    Office Manager/Secretary

    Sarah enjoys being married to Mickey, her best friend. They have three grown daughters and eight angel grandchildren! Sarah enjoys playing the piano, gardening, hiking and biking, and entertaining in her home. She has been part of the FCC staff family for three years and is blessed to serve the FCC family through 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 want 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.

  • randy shumaker


    Randy has been married to his wife, Donna, for 41+ years. They have three children: Melissa, Rebecca and Jonathon and they have five grandkids. He attends North Clinton Church and his hobbies are vegetable gardening with his wife, trying to keep up with his kids and grandkids, and old cars. It's a joy to work at First Christian Church as his retirement job.