Rev. Dr. EnikÅ‘ Ferenczy: Pastor
EnikÅ‘ comes to Westminster after 8 years of serving as assistant pastor at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Richmond, VA, where she facilitated the mission and outreach work of the congregation and its justice ministry within the interfaith grassroots network Richmonders Involved in Strengthening Communities (RISC).
Prior, she worked as Program Coordinator for an MA in Missiology program at the Protestant Institute for Mission Studies, as well as set up and coordinated a Refugee Integration Program within the Reformed Church in Hungary, based in Budapest.
EnikÅ‘ loves exploring the intersection of faith and public life both in her ministry and personal life. Having spent significant time in Israel/Palestine as a PC(USA) Young Adult Volunteer, and later as a participant in WCC's Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme for Palestine and Israel (EAPPI), she is a passionate advocate for peace and reconciliation in the region, and is happy to share about her experiences both through workshops and personal conversations.
She holds a chemical engineering degree from the University of Babes-Bolyai in Cluj, Romania, and earned her Ph. D. from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA, where she also served as the International Student Advisor. "Beyond Borders: Toward a Migration-Conscious Theology of Mission for the Reformed Church in Hungary," is the title of her dissertation.
Outside of church commitments, you will find EnikÅ‘ enjoying the outdoors, her new garden plot at the community garden on Spink Street, and exploring cultural events. A native of Transylvania, Romania, and having spent many years in Virginia, she welcomes suggestions about fun places and things to discover in Ohio.
Dr. Divine Gbagbo: Minister of Music and Worship Arts
Divine is a consummate musician with varied levels of expertise in scholarship, research, teaching, and performance. As a professional teacher, he has taught at the elementary, high school, college, and university levels in Ghana and the USA. He has been active in church music as a choir director and organist for over 25 years, and prior to his admission in Ohio University, Divine served as the national music director for the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Ghana. As a composer of choral art music, he wrote and published several works. His compositional style is a unique blend of indigenous Ghanaian-Ewe compositional skills with the acquired Western conventional composition techniques.
Divine holds a B. Ed. in Music Education and Ewe Language from University of Education, Winneba in Ghana, and MA in Ethnomusicology from Kent State University, OH, and earned his Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Arts (Ethnomusicology/Musicology and African Arts and Literature) from Ohio University, Athens, where he served as the music director for the International Christian Fellowship (ICF).
Divine is married to Antoinette, and they are blessed with three daughters and a son. His pastime activities include walking and admiring nature, listening to world music, and transcribing of traditional songs.
Ken Shafer: Organist
Ken is, by profession, a cardiologist and has been active in church music all his life, having been the organist and accompanist at several churches in Missouri and Ohio. He graduated from the College of Wooster in 1975 and lived in Missouri until he returned to Wooster in 2002. When Ken is not practicing medicine, the piano or the organ, you will probably find him in his garden or riding his bicycle.
Judy Mowrer: Office Administrator
Judy has been a resident of Wooster since 1983, joining the community while working at Rubbermaid Incorporated. After over 20 years at Rubbermaid, she continued her career in customer service management through 2012 at which time she started a “once in a lifetime” position as Executive Assistant to Stanley Gault. After his death, Judy chose to stay home as a caretaker for her husband Al until beginning part-time at the Law Office of Lon Vinion in 2019 and then joining us, August 2021.
Judy’s passion is eco-friendly gardening, attracting birds, bees and butterflies to her grass-free yard that holds as many host plants as the space permits. Joining her in the gardens are her three rescue dogs who have their space in amongst the flying visitors. Rounding out the Mowrer gang is an Amazon parrot, a ring-neck dove and about 25 fish, swimming freely in their garden pond.
She is a longtime volunteer for the Wayne County Humane Society and has served on the board of the American Cancer Society and has done volunteer work for Adaptive Sports Ohio.
Tony Mendiola: Tech Assistant/Event Steward
Tony was born and raised in Wooster and since 2017, he has been employed at the Buehler's Wooster Milltown store in the "Chef's Kitchen". In addition, since 2019, he has been studying Digital Video Media Technology at Stark State College.
In his free time, Tony enjoys creative endeavors such as writing, filmmaking and creative programming.