Northwestern Ohio District
Church of the Nazarene

22 Counties

56 churches (& counting!)

The primary objective of our district is to populate Northwestern Ohio with dynamic, Wesleyan-Holiness churches. We are “optimists of grace,” realizing it is by God’s initiative that we come to know Him, are offered salvation through Jesus Christ, and are being made like Jesus by the work of the Holy Spirit. As followers of Christ, we seek to “love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and to love our neighbors as ourselves.”

Presently, we have sixty congregations in our twenty-two counties, and are actively seeking to start new churches. The relatively small geographical footprint of our district, as well as the belief that we are better together, makes us a connected district. There are many opportunities for fellowship, worship, evangelism, and training. 

  • Antwerp Community
  • Bellefontaine
  • Bethel Community
  • Bowling Green
  • Bradford
  • Bryan
  • Celina
  • Countryside
  • Cridersville
  • Defiance
  • Fayette
  • Findlay First
  • Fort Recovery
  • Good Shepherd
  • Greenville First
  • Hope Community
  • Hope Community – East
  • Indian Lake Northside
  • Kennard
  • Kenton
  • Leipsic
  • Lima Community
  • Lima First
  • London
  • Marysville
  • Montpelier First
  • Mt. Blanchard
  • Mt. Sterling
  • Movement
  • Napoleon
  • New Carlisle
  • Paulding
  • Payne
  • Pioneer
  • Piqua
  • Quest Community
  • Quest – Indian Lake
  • Sidney First
  • Spencerville
  • Springfield First
  • Springfield High St.
  • Springfield Maplewood
  • St. Marys First
  • St. Paris Community
  • Swanton
  • Tipp City
  • Toledo Co.Mission
  • Toledo Northpoint
  • Toledo Trinity
  • Troy First
  • Upper Valley/The Valley
  • The Valley – Online
  • The Valley – Troy
  • Urbana
  • Wapakoneta
  • Wauseon Community
  • Wayne-Goshen Community
  • West Milton
  • Antwerp Community
  • Bellefontaine
  • Bethel Community
  • Bowling Green
  • Bradford
  • Bryan
  • Celina
  • Countryside
  • Cridersville
  • Defiance
  • Fayette
  • Findlay First
  • Fort Recovery
  • Good Shepherd
  • Greenville First
  • New Carlisle
  • Paulding
  • Payne
  • Pioneer
  • Piqua
  • Quest Community
  • Quest – Indian Lake
  • Sidney First
  • Spencerville
  • Springfield First
  • Springfield High St.
  • Springfield Maplewood
  • St. Marys First
  • St. Paris Community
  • Hope Community
  • Hope Community – East
  • Indian Lake Northside
  • Kennard
  • Kenton
  • Leipsic
  • Lima Community
  • Lima First
  • London
  • Marysville
  • Montpelier First
  • Mt. Blanchard
  • Mt. Sterling
  • Movement
  • Napoleon
  • Swanton
  • Tipp City
  • Toledo Co.Mission
  • Toledo Northpoint
  • Toledo Trinity
  • Troy First
  • Upper Valley/The Valley
  • The Valley – Online
  • The Valley – Troy
  • Urbana
  • Wapakoneta
  • Wauseon Community
  • Wayne-Goshen Community
  • West Milton

STAFF

Geoff Kunselman

Geoff Kunselman

District Superintendent

Geoff Kunselman, a native Buckeye, has served as the District Superintendent of NWO since 2008. Prior to that he served as the pastor of three churches over a twenty-five year period.

Geoff is a graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene University and Eastern Nazarene College.  Hobbies include golf, the outdoors, visiting National Parks, and all things baseball.

Geoff and his wife Mona are grateful for God’s blessings upon their family.  Mona serves as the Guest Services Coordinator for Lighthouse Camp and Retreat Center.

Larry Fox

Assistant District Superintendent

Larry Fox is a native of northwestern Ohio.  A graduate of Olivet Nazarene University and Nazarene Theological Seminary Larry pastored five churches on NWO before coming to the district office. Part of Rev. Fox’s responsibilities include serving as the district treasurer.

Larry’s late wife, Sue, served  for almost thirty years as the President of the Northwestern Ohio District NMI developing our district into one of the leaders in our denomination in world mission support.

Kathy Phillips

Office Assistant

Kathy Phillips hails form northwestern Ohio, and has served NWO for twelve years as our office assistant.

A life long Nazarene, Kathy and her husband Rich enjoy the pleasures of being grandparents.