OUR STAFF

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Wesley Miller

Lead Pastor

Wesley is married to his beautiful wife Ayesha, and they have three amazing children. Wesley is the Lead Pastor at Brenneman and is responsible for setting the vision of the church, preaching the gospel, raising up new disciples, and pastoring them to maturity. Although Wesley has pastored churches in several different states, he is an Indiana native at heart and has always considered himself a "Hoosier". Wesley is a graduate of both Cincinnati Christian University and Indiana Wesleyan University and Seminary. He gave his life to Christ when he was 9 years old and received the call to ministry 1 year later and has been following Jesus ever since.  Wesley's philosophy of ministry is grounded in an unwavering conviction for family-driven discipleship and legacy building, which is a conviction that he and Ayesha seek to promote and model in everything they do. Wesley is a pathological Chicago Cubs fan and an avid fisherman. He loves tacos, cowboy hats, clever lists, spending time with his children and smooching his wife. He has been on staff at Brenneman since December 2022.

Josh Hilty 
Associate Pastor

Pastor Josh grew up in New Paris and felt a call to ministry during high school as part of the youth group at St. Mark's UMC, just down the road from Brenneman. He graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2006 with a degree in Christian Ministry and from Wesley Seminary in 2013 with an MDIV. His previous ministry experience includes serving as a solo pastor in Baraboo, WI and as pastor of discipleship in North Branch, MI - both in The Wesleyan Church. Josh met his wife, Jamie, at Indiana Wesleyan as they both sang in the chorale. They have been married since 2004 and have three children: Isabelle, Brennan, and Maryn. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, card games, cooking, landscaping, dating his wife, and playing with his kids. He has been on staff at Brenneman since January 2018. 

Alicia Burns
Children's Minister

Alicia grew up in Middlebury and graduated from Northridge High School. After high school, she headed to Taylor University, where she felt a call to ministry during her sophomore year. In 2005, Alicia graduated from Taylor University with a degree in Christian Education Ministries. After college, Alicia worked for a year as the Summer Fun Director in Middlebury, as well as an ESL paraprofessional at Middlebury Elementary. In March 2007, she married her husband Eric. They have three children: Landon, Logan, and Lauren. In her spare time, Alicia enjoys spending time with her family, playing piano, organizing and purging things, and shopping. She has been on staff at Brenneman as the Children’s Minister since September 2006.

Craig Garber
Pastoral Care Pastor

Pastor Craig and JoAnn are both local; born into and raised on Goshen and Shipshewana farms. Craig was called into pastoral ministry in 1980, discipled well by local pastoral leadership, attended/graduated from Gospel Crusade Institute of Ministry, receiving ordination in 1982. They served three congregations and are known well among Elkhart County churches. They are blessed with 4 children, 9 grandchildren, and celebrate 55 years of marriage. Both grew up in Christian homes (Mennonite), and fit well at Brenneman Missionary. They enjoy watching sports (football/basketball) together, walking and riding bicycle, water activities, travel, and volunteer at Goshen General Hospital. Craig is a licensed IHSAA basketball official. JoAnn is highly desired as a grandma, babysitter, chauffer, and cook. Together they mow and maintain their 5 acre home in the Goshen area. He has been on staff at Brenneman since 2017, after retiring from full-time pastoral ministry, and has served with Pastoral Care and Senior Adult leadership since then.

Youth Sponsors

Student Ministry Pastor

We are looking for a Youth & Young Adult Pastor to dedicate themselves to seeing young people grow deeper in their relationship with Christ. For more information, visit the link below. 

Andrew Shaw
Resident Worship Leader

Andrew is married to his best friend and love of his life, Brit. He grew up in Ligonier, Indiana, and was the worship leader at Ligonier Missionary Church for nearly four years. It was there, that he received his call to worship ministry at the age of thirteen and began growing his God-given gifts and abilities. Andrew graduated from Bethel University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Worship Ministry Leadership. Andrew lives a highly active lifestyle and plays pickleball, disc golf, and table tennis on a weekly basis. Andrew is incredibly passionate about music and enjoys any chance he gets to jam out with friends and family. Andrew started as the Resident Worship Leader at Brenneman in April 2024 and looks forward to being used for the Kingdom!

Colene Graber
Ministry Assistant

Colene grew up in a small town in southern Michigan where she attended Burr Oak Missionary Church with her parents and brother. She is a graduate of Bethel College with a degree in Elementary Education and taught for many years in local Christian Montessori schools. Colene and her husband, Justin have attended Brenneman since shortly after they were married in 1999 with the exception of a three year span when they helped with a church plant in the Elkhart area. The Grabers have three sons, Micah, Peyton and Joren. Colene enjoys reading and camping and hiking with her family during the summer. She joined the Brenneman staff in April 2018. 

Patricia Bainter
Business Administrator

Patricia, being a lifelong resident of Goshen, has attended Brenneman most of her life. Patricia attended IUSB and previously served as First Deputy of Goshen City Court prior to coming to Brenneman as the secretary to the Senior Pastor. Patricia and her husband, Lyle, are parents of two sons and a daughter, grandparents to 4 grandsons and 2 granddaughters and great-grandparents of 2. Lyle and Patricia enjoy their family’s numerous activities and along with their dog, Murphy, love to travel to Colorado for vacations. Patricia feels a tremendous blessing in serving the BMMC family in any way she can be of help! Patricia began her employment with Brenneman in 1994 and after 2 years, was promoted to Office Manager and then promoted to Business Administrator in 2004.

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Janece Smallwood
Finance and Office Manager

Janece has lived most of her life in the Goshen area and has attended Brenneman for over 47 years. She worked at Heartland Manufacturing in Goshen for 9 ½ years with office and bookkeeping duties prior to coming to the Brenneman office. She's been married to her husband, Ben, for over 30 years. They have four adult children (3 boys and 1 girl). They also have 2 cats, 2 rescue puppies, and chickens. She and Ben love spending time with their family. They like to play games, garden, garage sale and spend time outdoors. Janece started working at Brenneman in July 2000 and she is very thankful for her Brenneman family!

Dave Unrue
Facilities Manager

Dave and his family have been attending Brenneman for approximately the last 10 years. He retired from the Elkhart County Public Safety Communications Center (911) in 2016 after 36 years. He has been married to Tammy for 27 years. He enjoys working on cars and home projects in his spare time. Dave started working part time at Brenneman in 2015.