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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 in dietary health management and certified Yoga instructor) lives in Falmouth, Maine; Christopher (a certified welder and supervisor at a shipyard) lives in Newport News, 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. They have three adult daughters: Mindy & Izaak (Ava & Luke), Kim, and Kate & Devin (Lane).

Deb Long

Bookkeeper – email:

Deb retired January 1, 2015 after 31 years as Administrative Secretary at Mohawk Local Schools. Since that time, Deb has been working part-time at Sycamore United Church of Christ as the church secretary/treasurer. Deb is married to Carl Long and they have three grown children, Tyler (Rachel), Jordan and Ciara (Alec) Wagner. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the piano, reading with first graders and walking.