Leadership

Pastors & Staff

Elders

Doug McAllister

Doug and his wife Tina have been married 28 years and joined Castine Church in 2010. They have two daughters, Samantha and Sidney. Doug and Tina both grew up in Ohio, with Doug being from Coshocton County and Tina from Preble. Along with their full-time jobs and service activities at Castine Church, Doug and Tina own and operate Alpha and Omega Genetics, a competitive livestock operation providing sheep both locally and to farms throughout the U.S.

Randy Brown

Greg Hyre

Pastor Greg has served at Castine Church over 20 years. He is married to Shaun whom he met in a local school and married soon after graduation. Greg and Shaun are native to this area having spent most of their lives in this community. Greg and Shaun currently live in Greenville. They have one son, Zachary, who is married to Tawnee. In his free time Greg enjoys hiking (he has hiked in different states) sports  activities, reading, and occasionally watching sports.

Dan Marker

Dan and his wife Michelle, have been married 33 years and have 2 daughters, Hillary & Rachel, and son-in-law, Caleb, with a grandson on the way! We have a passion and heart in ministering identity in Christ as well as spiritual warfare.

Phil Bayer

Ted Shuttleworth

Ted Shuttleworth has been an elder at Castine since 2018 , and has served in church leadership positions for 30 plus years. Ted and his wife, Sue Ann, have been happily married for 48 years, and have two adult children and five grandchildren. Between Ted and Sue Ann they have over 66 years of experience in public school teaching and administration in Darke and Mercer county. One of Ted’s favorite life scriptures is Romans 10:9:
That if you confess with your mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Duane Denlinger

Duane and his wife Barbara  have three daughters, five grandsons and one grandchild on the way.  He enjoys woodworking and Duane and his wife enjoy camping and traveling.  They joyfully anticipate the days we get to enjoy with our family and through hardships that they have walked with them, they realize what a true gift of God each one of them is!  Their sincere desire is that every one of their children and grandchildren accept Christ and walk with them in eternity in the presence of God. 

Ministry Staff

Greg Hyre

Senior Pastor
Pastor Greg has served at Castine Church over 20 years. He is married to Shaun whom he met in a local school and married soon after graduation. Greg and Shaun are native to this area having spent most of their lives in this community. Greg and Shaun currently live in Greenville. They have one son, Zachary, who is married to Tawnee. In his free time Greg enjoys hiking (he has hiked in different states) sports  activities, reading, and occasionally watching sports. 

Andrew Costa

NextGen Pastor
Andrew is married to Heather and they have three kids. Andrew grew up in Cincinnati and has been in ministry for 12 years. In his free time he enjoys jogging and is a Sci-Fi nerd.

Josh Erlandson

Discipleship Pastor
Pastor Josh has been at Castine since early 2019. Before becoming a pastor, he was a video producer and a web developer. He is married to his wife Jenna and they have 5 kids together. Their family loves to spend time outdoors: hiking, biking, and just playing together.

Megan Foster

Arts Director
Megan has attended Castine from a young age and became the Director of Arts in 2019. Megan attended Anderson University, graduating with a degree in Music Education. She is married to her husband, Chris, and they reside in Laura with their two daughters, Aria & Harper. Megan enjoys traveling, hiking, & attending concerts & musicals. 

Support Staff

Gwen Gunckel

Office Administrator
Gwen Gunckel is responsible for office administrative management as well as church and social media communication. She is the first point of contact for Castine Church in the church office. Gwen and her husband, Deron have two daughters. 

Tashayla Benedict

NextGen Administrative Assistant
Tashayla has been a part of Castine and the NextGen Ministry since her early teenage years. Immediately after graduating from High school in 2018, she spent 2 years in Cambodia serving alongside a missionary family. Most of her days are spent working within the youth and sports ministry at Castine but in her free time she enjoys traveling, music, anything outdoors and spending time with family. 

Renita Hoblit

Custodial Staff
Renita has 6 children and soon to be 4 grandchildren.  Her favorite things are spending time with her family and friends, attending all the activities her kids are in, reading and gardening. She seeks on a daily basis to know and live out the identity and freedom she has in Christ.  Renita is passionate about helping others find that for themselves. 

Bev Garber

Administrative Assistant
Bev married her husband, Nate, in 1974. We have a daughter, son, daughter-in-law & 3 granddaughters. Bev enjoys being with her family, Bible Study Fellowship, filling in at the church, crocheting, reading & making greeting cards. Bev enjoys even more having my guy retired!