Van Wert’s Trinity Friends announces new hire


VAN WERT — Trinity Friends, located at 605 N. Franklin St. in Van Wert, has announced that Doug Roop has been hired as the pastor of discipleship and director of Christian education.

Roop has more than 25 years of experience in youth ministry, having started working with elementary students and working up to junior and senior high school students. He ministered in Paulding County for over 12 years with the Defiance Area Youth for Christ.

He has been married to his wife, Melissa, for over 25 years and has four children and a grandson.

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