STAFF 2015


JOE PROUDFOOT - Senior Pastor      

I am privileged to be the Pastor of Mt. Sterling Nazarene Church.  I was born and raised in a small farming community in Northwest Ohio, and at a young age became a passionate Jesus' follower.  I have served as a youth pastor, church plant pastor, and a teaching pastor in churches in California and Ohio.

My wife, Sarah, and I have two great kids, Zeke and Abigail.  As a family we enjoy bike rides, running, and working in the garden.


DORTHA ROSS - Associate Pastor

I moved to Mt. Sterling, Ohio, when I married Ralph; and we have been married for 55 years.  We have two children - a son, Ralph who owns Flowers by Ralph, and a daughter, Melinda, who is a registered nurse and is married to Jeff Hogan, a Funeral Director, and they live in Elyria, Ohio.  We have four grandchildren - Emilie, Elisabeth, Evan, and Elise.

I accepted the call to ministry August 3, 1969, at our District Campground in St. Mary's, Ohio.  I completed the Home Study Program through the Church of the Nazarene in the Spring of 1977.  I was ordained as Elder in the Church of the Nazarene in June 1972.  I feel my greatest strength in ministry is being able to relate to others and help them one-on-one to apply His Word to their lives.  "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."


AMY FISHER - Worship Pastor

I serve as the Worship Pastor at Mt. Sterling First Church of the Nazarene.  I joined the staff in October 2013 after serving 12 years in various worship ministry roles, including Worship Pastor at two other churches.  My heart is to see people connect with God through passionate and intimate worship.  I have traveled, guest leading worship for churches, conferences, retreats and other events.  My husband, Scott, and I enjoy spending time with family, riding motorcycles, hunting, and staying active.

My main area of responsibility is leading worship for Sunday morning services and working with the Worship Arts Team to provide overall direction for the Worship Arts Ministries at MSFC.  I earned my Masters in Theology at Mt. Vernon Nazarene University and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Music Education at The Ohio State University.  



My wife and I moved here in May 2016 and I serve as the youth pastor of Mt. Sterling Church of the Nazarene.  I was born in Reno, Nevada and then moved to Boston, Massachusetts where I attended and graduated from Eastern Nazarene College.  I started following Jesus shortly after I graduated from high school and have since embraced the call to be a minister of the Gospel.  My passion is to see the lives of our students be forever changed as they begin to and continue to walk with God.  I love to snowboard, watch and play baseball, play other sports, and play my guitar and piano.  My wife, Lydia, and I enjoy spending time outdoors.  We love camping, hiking, and throwing a frisbee.  We also enjoy goint to the movies, ice skating, watching/playing baseball (and other sports), and we love to hang out and be crazy with the students!         EMAIL ME

TRICIA MAGGARD - Administrative Assistant