Say hello to the leadership team at Middle Church


Middle Church's staff and leadership is committed to keeping Christ in the middle, while serving others.

If you have any questions for any of our leadership team, feel free to reach out to them through email.

Linda Snyder - Pastor

Rev. Linda Snyder (Pastor Linda) came to Middle Church in 2012 after serving as a children's/youth pastor for many years. Pastor Linda is married to Don, and has two grown children, two grandchildren and a spoiled rotten cat. You can reach Pastor Linda at

Melissa Withrow - MidKids Director

Melissa Withrow joined the leadership team in 2018, after serving as the Vacation Bible School Director since 2012. Melissa is married to John and has three young children. You can reach Melissa at

John Donato - Worship Leader

John Donato joined our staff on September 1, 2018. John plays the keyboard. leading us into the presences of God with upbeat music and contemplative prayer. John is married to Lorie and has four grown sons. You can reach John at

Tracy Lemmon - Church Secretary

Tracy Lemmon became the church secretary in 2012. She is also a MidKids Sunday School teacher and jack of all trades! Tracy is married to Dave and has two children. You can reach Tracy at

Claudia Horak - Nursery Coordinator

Claudia Horak joined the leadership team at Middle in May 2019.

She has many years of experience working with children. She is a mom and a grandma and is so excited to be sharing Jesus with our nursery through pre-school age children.

Lori Hanscom - Special Events Leader

Lori Hanscom joined the Middle Church leadership team in 2018 as volunteer staff. She recently moved from assimilation to being our special events coordinator.

  • Easter, Mother's Day and Father's Day breakfasts
  • Hymn sing's and Christmas Caroling to our shut-in and at nursing homes
  • Picnics and Rec nights, outreach events and mission projects

Lori coordinates our church-wide events and encourages everyone to get involved!

Special events are a great way for guests to connect with others and to do mission together!

You can reach Lori at

Dave Lemmon - Assimilation Leader

Dave Lemmon joined the Middle Church leadership team in 2019 as volunteer staff. Prior to that, Dave served as an elder on session. Dave wants to see everyone get connected! He's got a place for you to serve... as a greeter, baker, in our Crossroads Cafe, or at the Information Desk! You can reach Dave at