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Rev. John C Parsley – Interim Minister

Rev. John Parsley is our Interim Pastor. He and his wife Susan will be with us until the Lord leads us to our new Minister.

John and his wife Susan were married in 1980, and they have two sons and 5 perfect grandchildren.

He has served as pastor at Brazil, IN; Plainfield, IN (where he served for 21 years); Clearfield, Utah; and Manhattan, Kansas.

Rev. Parsley just completed a long interim ministry for the Journey Church in Westfield, Indiana; where he stayed on to mentor a young Pastor to prepare him for ordination.

The Parsley’s live in Brown County on the family farm that has been in the family nearly 200 years.


Lois Steeb, Administrative Assistant

I am a native Hoosier who lived and worked in Columbus previously. I consider Columbus home. I have recently returned to the area after working several years on the East coast. I am a semi-retired professional who worked mostly with data and information gathering in both the public and private sectors. I have degrees from both Purdue and Indiana University.
I am a mother of four adult children and have lots of younger children in my life who call me ‘Gammy.’ I enjoy watching them in their sports and musical activities. My hobbies include needle craft, especially crocheting, bowling, and reading. Gifts from me are often handmade. My children tease me that I’ll never run out of yarn. I’m looking forward to getting to know the congregation of Memorial and excited to begin working with them. My goal is to use my prior experiences and knowledge to assist them with their endeavors.