Staff


  • Charlie Grimes - Lead Pastor

    Pastor Charlie was welcomed to Walnut Creek Mennonite on August 1st, 2021. He previously served as Administrative and Worship pastor at Dayspring Christian Fellowship in Massillon, OH where he and his family attended for 18 years. Prior to his ordination to full-time ministry, Charlie also served 22 years as a faculty member, head coach, and athletics director at Malone University in Canton, OH. Known for his positive and enthusiastic personality, Pastor Charlie serves as WCMC's primary teacher and preacher, as well as leading the elder team to give direction and guidance to the many committees and volunteers involved with our ministry. Charlie is married to Wendy, and they have three adult daughters.  To learn more about Pastor Charlie, feel free to check out the Encouragers United Podcast, Tuesday Tea with Charlie G. episodes, or read more on his personal website.

  • Matt Yoder - Church Administrator

    Matt joined the staff as church administrator in April of 2015. He is married to Pam and they have two  daughters. Matt enjoys working on projects and working behind the scenes so the church can operate functionally and smoothly. Matt oversees all the committees/ministries at Walnut Creek. He also backs up Pastor Charlie with pastoral duties.

    Matt enjoys racing, sports, running, reading and spending time with his family.

  • Jana Gerber - Church Secretary

    Jana is in the office Tuesday- Friday 8:30 AM -2:30 PM. She is responsible for seeing that the daily operations at Walnut Creek Mennonite Church get carried out. She also assists the WCMC staff and other committees as they need her assistance. Jana will be the first one to greet you as you walk through the doors, and her voice will be the first one you hear when you call into the Church office. What Jana enjoys most about her job is that she is able to serve others, whether that be members from Church, or members from the community.  Jana enjoys cooking, going on walks, and she loves spending time with her family and friends.