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Rev. Daniel L. Busch

Dan-for-the-webAssociation Minister – email:

Rev. Busch began serving NWOA on November 1, 2005. Dan is a graduate of United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities (M.Div.) in 1971 and University of Northern Colorado (BA in Music Education) in 1967. He has done Doctor of Ministry studies at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities and United Theological Seminary in Dayton. Prior to becoming Association Minister, Rev. Busch served churches in Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. He is a native of Colorado and is an organist and pianist, and admits to playing the accordion and violin on rare occasions. Dan lives in Tiffin and is the father of two adult children, Alison (graduate student and lives with her husband Augusto in Bogata, Colombia) and Christopher (a welder and lives in Hampton, Virginia).

Joan Davidson

joan-for-the-webOffice Manager/Placement Coordinator – email:

Joan is the Office Manager for the NWOA, beginning in 1997. She provides support for the Church and Ministry Team; the Stewardship and Caring Ministry Team; is the placement coordinator for the Search and Call process; is the editor for “The Vine” and provides administrative support to the Association Minister.

Joan lives on a farm in the Tiffin area, with her husband Tim and they have three adult daughters: Mindy & Izaak (Ava & Luke), Kim, and Kate & Devin (Lane).


Carolyn Pennington

Carolyn-for-the-webReceptionist/bookkeeper – email:

Carolyn came to the NWOA Staff in January of 2001 as the receptionist and then was asked to do the Accounting/Bookkeeping procedure for the office. She enjoys very much working the numbers and is always glad to help anyone that needs some advice on bookkeeping.

Carolyn lives in McCutchenville and is a lifelong member of Trinity United Church of Christ in McCutchenville