Staff
Oversight Elder

Ken Diver

Hi! I'm Ken Diver, I grew up in the Friends church and received Christ as my savior at the age of 12 and have been a member of East Goshen since 1980. I have been heavily involved in the church from being a board member most all of those years and a Sunday School / Bible study teacher again, for most of my years here. I'm married to my wife Linda (Baringer) and we have two grown sons.

As Oversight Elder, I preside over both the regular meetings of the Oversight Board and the Congregational Business Meetings.

If you are looking for a welcoming Church, I believe you will find that here.




Pastor

Josh White

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Hello! My name is Josh White and I am blessed to be the pastor of East Goshen Friends Church. I am a native of NE Ohio and grew up in Canal Fulton. I met my wife, Melissa, in 2007 on a youth mission trip to Chicago and we have been together ever since. We got married in August 2014 after seven years of dating, so at this point we've been together a little over twelve years. I am a graduate of Malone University, where I attended from 2010-2014 and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible/Theology and Philosophy. In 2015, we felt the urge of the Holy Spirit to continue pursuing our call to ministry, so we moved to Wilmore, Kentucky. While there, I attended Asbury Theological Seminary from 2015-2018, where I earned a Master of Divinity degree. In May of 2018, we welcomed our son, Oliver, into the family. We are beyond excited to grow our little family even more as we anticipate the birth of another baby boy in December 2019. When we aren't at work or serving, we enjoy spending time with friends, playing board games, watching HGTV, and enjoying anything nerdy. We would love to have you join our church family! 




Church Secretary

Beth Burns

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Hello! I'm Beth Burns and I'm the church secretary. I've been the church secretary since March of 2019. My family and I have been attending East Goshen Friends Church since August of 2016 and been involved in Wednesday night activities since 2005. I have a sister and her family who have been attending East Goshen since 2003. Before attending East Goshen Friends Church, I was very involved in the church I grew up in and where my parents still attend. I felt the Holy Spirit leading me to East Goshen. I believe strongly in the Core Values of East Goshen and felt it best to raise my children in a church with these values. My family consist of, husband of 22 years, Rhett, and daughters, Taylor, Carrie and Elizabeth. 




Finance Elder

Linda Stroup

I have been a life-long resident in the area and have attended East Goshen Friends Church my entire life. I have held many positions during that time and am currently serving as Finance Elder. I also teach a Sunday School class for elementary/middle school students. I have two children and three grandchildren. I am so thankful to God for His constant presence abiding in my life, and strive to share that compassion with others.




Church Life Elder

Samantha Hofmann




Missions Elder

Lori Boyer

Having grown up and attended East Goshen all my life, I am dedicated to serving the Lord as the Missions Elder.  As one of our Core Values states:  “We value outreach to a needy world.”  We promote this Core Value locally in our community with many outreach projects and throughout the country.  We invite you to join us and be a part of East Goshen Friends.

My husband of 19 years and I reside in Salem along with our fur-friend, Max.




Spiritual Life Elder

Susan Hartzell




Coordinator of Trustees

Art Lora




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