Rev. Stephen Savage

Senior Pastor Rev. Stephen and Marilee Savage are the pastoral couple at Trinity Friends Church (TFC) in Van Wert.  Rev. Savage served for 16 years as Senior Pastor at Winona Friends Church in Winona, Ohio in the northeastern part of the state. Rev. Savage has been over 30 years in pastoral ministry, having served churches in Iowa, Michigan and Virginia before coming to Ohio.  Rev. Savage assumed his office as Senior Pastor at TFC on July 1, 2008.

Steve Heilshorn

Associate Pastor Pastor Steve Heilshorn has been here at TFC since July of 2004. Initially, he was our Youth Pastor , but has since moved into the position of TFC’s Associate Pastor.  Steve and his wife Leslie have been married for 27 years and have two sons, Samuel and Benjamin. Steve’s goal for Trinity Friends is to see people grow in their own relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as well as bringing families closer to the Lord. Steve also desires for each congregant to continue serving God and be a vital part of their church.

Mindy Longwell

Office Manager/Ministry Assistant Mindy, a graduate of Crestview, has been in the office field over twenty five years and is effective in ministry as our front office manager and assistant to various ministries of TFC since April of 2000. Mindy also serves as Assistant Treasurer here at TFC as well as a volunteer in community activities and ministries. She values the privilege of being the mother of two wonderful children, Brittany and Isaiah. Mindy is an avid reader and enjoys praising God for the chance to serve Him in her everyday life as well as in her career.


Megan Baer

Worship Director: has been serving in the worship field for over 10 years, stepping up in a leadership position in the year 2008. She started attending TFC in the year 2015, and began her job as Worship Director in January of 2017. Her passion is to encourage others to encounter true worship with Christ not only through music, but in their everyday lives.  She can’t remember a time where she wasn’t a musician.  She sings, plays the piano, and trumpet.  She is the wife of Jesse Baer, and the mother of three beautiful children, Adam, Paige, and Leslie.

Katie Etter

Katie  is the Youth Pastor and Family Life Center Coordinator here at Trinity Friends Church. She recently graduated from Grace College with a youth ministry and educational ministry degree. Katie started attending Trinity Friends in high school and became very involved with the youth group. She also had the opportunity to intern during the summer at TFC. Katie has a deep love for the people at Trinity Friends Church and she is very excited to see how God is going to use her to grow His kingdom.