Mission Statement God has called us together as a community of faith, to be a servant people, to become mature persons in Christ, to be His witnesses to our world, to be unified together as the Body of Christ, and to ministering in our communities and around the world.

Vision Statement The Great Lakes Conference exists to unite churches in a cooperative ministry that reflects the imperative of the Great Commission to win people to Christ, to build them up in the faith and to equip them to be disciple-making disciples.

Our Staff Members

Earl Mills

Earl Mills grew up on a dairy  farm next to the Civil War battlefield of Antietam in Maryland.  He continued to farm after receiving his Dairy Science degree from the University of Maryland.  In 1986, God called him away from farming and into vocational ministry.  He attended Winebrenner Theological Seminary graduating...

Read more

Tom Weaver

Tom Weaver has been the  treasurer for Hopewell Church of God over ten years.  Tom and his wife, Jean, adopted their daughter, Michele, from China in February, 2009.  In addition to his conference responsibilities, Tom taught science at Old Fort High School.  He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in education...

Read more

Jacob Clagg

Jacob Clagg lives in the city of Findlay, Ohio with his wife Donna Clagg, and daughter Nora Clagg. He received his education from the University of Findlay, where he acquired his bachelor’s degree, majoring in Biblical Studies and Philosophy. He has continued his education at Winebrenner Theological seminary with the...

Read more