Our Clergy

Rev. Dana Flemming pastorflemming@att.net

Rev. Dana Flemming
pastorflemming@att.net

Rev. Dana Flemming

Pastor Dana has shared ministry with the people of Willoughby Hills UMC since July 2006.  At the heart of Pastor Dana’s service in the church are his beliefs that God desires a daily, intimate relationship with every person, that God has shown us what that looks like in the life of Jesus, and that God has a purpose — a meaningful way for each person to share God’s love in the world.

Dana came to WHUMC after pastorates in Medina County, Lakewood, and Solon.  His hope is to provide worship experiences in both traditional and contemporary settings, in order to communicate the Good News of Jesus in ways that speak to people’s needs.  Dana brings a varied set of life experiences to his service.  He has worked as a professional jazz musician, a construction worker, and a short tour as a police patrolman.  Born and raised in New York State, Dana came to Ohio to attend Hiram College.   He met his wife, Martha, there.   Martha is from Columbiana, Ohio and is currently on the staff of the Christian counseling organization, New Source Counseling Centers.  The Flemmings have three grown children: Ryan, Matthew, and Chelsea.

Rev. Dr. Mary Blank mlgb47@prodigy.net

 

Rev. Dr. Mary Blank

   Dr. Mary is an ordained Deacon of The United Methodist Church.  She is passionate about missions that are based in empowerment methodology, especially ZOE.  She has been on mission to Africa (in Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, Rwanda and Sierra Leone) six times and to Dominican Republic once.  Closer to home, Dr. Mary serves at Project Hope for the Homeless in Painesville.
   At WHUMC, she connects the people with missions like ZOE, facilitates Bible study and other small groups, and does visitation.
   Prior to being ordained as clergy in 2012, Dr. Mary served as an OB/GYN physician and before that as an obstetric registered nurse.  Her two sons and daughters-in-law have given her five wonderful grandchildren, four girls and one boy, with whom she loves to spend time!