East Union Mennonite Church (Orrville, Ohio, USA)

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The East Union Mennonite Church (formerly East Union Conservative Amish Mennonite Church), Orrville, Ohio, USA, was established in 1945 as a daughter congregation of the Pleasant View Amish Mennonite Church. It separately reported its membership to the Conservative Mennonite Conference in 1949.

In about 2010 East Union withdrew from the Conservative Mennonite Conference, and became an independent Mennonite congregation before it joined the Biblical Mennonite Alliance in January 2015.

In 2019 the lead pastor was Lynn Wenger and the associate pastor was Leonard Wenger. The membership in 2019 was 70.


Biblical Mennonite Alliance. Directory (August 2015): (2019): 22.

Hershberger, Brenda. Anabaptist (Mennonite) Directory (2009):49

Hershberger, Brenda. Anabaptist (Mennonite) Directory (2011):68

Miller, Ivan J. History of the Conservative Mennonite Conference, 1910-1985. Grantsville, Md: I. J. Miller, 1985: 207-209.

Yoder, Nathan E. Together in the work of the Lord: a history of the Conservative Mennonite Conference. Harrisonburg, Va.: Herald Press, 2014: 106.

Additional Information

Address: 10678 Old Lincoln Way East, Orrville, OH 44667

Phone: 330-682-1101


Denominational Affiliations: Biblical Mennonite Alliance

Ordained Pastors at East Union Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
David L. Stutzman 1949-1952?
Paul W. Kandel (1921-1999) 1952-1990?
Mose J. Swartzendruber (1890-1966) 1955-1966
Leroy A. Schlabach (1933-1996)(Minister)
Delmar Falb 1982-2000s?
Paul Mullet 1995-2005?
Leonard Wenger 1999-present
Wayne Yutzy 2006-2010s
Mike Schlabach 2006-2010s
Lynn Wenger 2011-present

Membership at East Union Mennonite Church

Year Membership
1950 86
1955 84
1960 89
1965 90
1970 75
1975 70
1980 95
1985 150
1990 178
1995 185
2005 172
2010 130
2019 70


Map:East Union Mennonite Church (Orrville, Ohio, USA)

Original Mennonite Encyclopedia Article

By Melvin Gingerich. Copied by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, pp. 129-130. All rights reserved.

East Union Conservative Amish Mennonite Church is located approximately seven miles (12 km) east of Wooster, a short distance north of U.S. Highway 30. It was first listed in the Mennonite Yearbook, in 1948 under "Pleasant View and East Union" and was listed as a separate congregation for the first time in the 1950 yearbook. In 1953 the congregation had 87 members, who were served by the ministers Paul Kandel and Mose Swartzendruber.

Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published May 2019

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Steiner, Samuel J. "East Union Mennonite Church (Orrville, Ohio, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. May 2019. Web. 26 Feb 2024. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=East_Union_Mennonite_Church_(Orrville,_Ohio,_USA)&oldid=176527.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (May 2019). East Union Mennonite Church (Orrville, Ohio, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 February 2024, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=East_Union_Mennonite_Church_(Orrville,_Ohio,_USA)&oldid=176527.

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