Pastor Wes Yoder

– Where are you from?

Born in Johnstown

– Tell a little about your family and life

I grew up in Conemaugh Twp. Married to the former Kathy Cable (36 years). Children consist of 3 dogs, 4 ducks, and about 25 chickens. I am the 3rd born of 4 sons and have no sisters. Became a Christian in July 1977 at a revival meeting held by George Brunk. Graduated from Conemaugh Twp High School in 1976 and have taken classes at UPJ, Liberty University, and AMBS.

– What do you like to do in your spare time?

Walking, reading, making Maple syrup, gardening, hunting, fishing, sitting round a camp fire and just being outdoors.

– Favorite Scripture?

Depends on the day – Ephesians 3:14-21

– What do you enjoy the most about working at KMC?

Leading people to Jesus and helping them to have a closer relationship with Him

– Who is a hero of yours?

My earthly hero is Billy Graham – he is one who has stood the test of time. While many have fallen in the view of the public Billy has remained pure, not perfect, but I believe God would describe him as he did Job – blameless. My real hero is Jesus who made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!

– What’s something quirky about you or something we may not know?

When I was in grade school I could write with either hand.

– What is your HOPE for Kaufman Mennonite Church

Honor – that we as a congregation will honor and love our God.

Outreach – that we will continually strive to share the love of Christ and His saving grace with our local community and to the rest of the world.

People – just as God so loved the world (people) may we as a church love people as Christ loves the church

Encourage – May we as a church encourage one another that we might accomplish the first three as a body of believers