Meet Our Staff

Rev. Daniel L. Busch

Association Minister -
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) living in Falmouth, Maine with her partner Charles Bailey. They are the parents of Odin Bailey Busch who was born September 4, 2018. Christopher is a certified welder and is head of the Welding Adult Education Department at Lancaster County Career and Technical Center in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania living near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Joan Davidson

Office Manager/Placement Coordinator -
Joan is the Office Manager for the NWOA, beginning in 1997. She provides support for the NWOA Ministry Teams; 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 and three grandchildren: Mindy & Izaak (Ava & Luke), Kim & Bryan, and Kate & Devin (Lane).

Deb Long

Bookkeeper -
Deb is the part-time bookkeeper for the Northwest Ohio Association office, beginning November of 2017 and is in the office 12 to 18 hours per week. 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 and one granddaughter, Tyler & Rachel, Jordan, and Ciara & Alec Wagner. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the piano, reading with first graders and walking.
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