Religious Life Staff
Front row (l-r): Kasie Moeller, Hannah Smith, Andrew Cochran & Andrew Bergmann
Back row (l-r): Emma Prusha, Mackalyn Figgins, Debbie Roehrle, Chaplain David MacDonald & Isaac Schumm
Welcome! The Religious Life staff is made up of full-time and student staff members who are here to help you connect with your spiritual life and help you grow in your faith as you journey down your chosen path of study. ONU is related to the United Methodist Church, but we are here to help students of all faiths, or even no particular faith at all, as they explore the spiritual dimensions of college life.
Our Mission: As a Religious Life staff, we are Growing in Christ, Proclaiming the Good News and Reaching out in Fellowship to all.
The Rev. Dr. David E. MacDonald
David was ordained as elder in the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church in 2008. He has served churches in Niles, Marshallville, and Edison, Ohio, as well as Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. He is a graduate of the University of Mount Union, Methodist Theological School in Ohio, and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. In addition to serving as University chaplain, David coordinates Get Connected ONU, our online volunteer management system. David and his family attend Shawnee United Methodist Church in Lima, Ohio, and he is active in the Ada community. In his spare time, David likes to go camping, fishing and hiking, reading, writing haiku poetry, and taking his two dogs (Mack and Cheese) for walks around town. David is a featured author in the new book from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, The Prophetic Voice and Making Peace, and he will have an article forthcoming in Presence: A Journal of Spiritual Direction.
Debbie Roehrle, BSBA ’84
Advanced Administrative Assistant
Debbie joined the Religious Life staff in September 2017. She supports Chaplain David MacDonald in his work, cares for the daily activities of the Religious Life staff and leadership, and serves as the outreach coordinator for the outreach teams. Debbie is a native of Ada and a graduate of ONU. She and her husband, Rodney, are members of the Ada Presbyterian Church. Debbie has two step-daughters who are both married and she has seven grandchildren. Debbie enjoys spending time with family and friends. In the summer she can be found at Indian Lake boating!
Ada Friends Assistant Coordinator
Hannah is from Cincinnati, Ohio, studying management in the 3+3 Law Program. In addition to serving as Ada Friends assistant coordinator, Hannah teaches yoga on campus, is a member of the Dicke College of Business Administration Dean’s Advisory Council, and participates in several other clubs, including Northern Christian Fellowship, Phi Alpha Delta and the Society for the Advancement of Management. Hannah enjoys spending time with family and friends, working out, and curling up with a good book or movie.
Assistant Ada Friends Coordinator
Isaac is a management and accounting major from Findlay, Ohio. Along with being the Ada Friends assistant coordinator, Isaac is a resident assistant (RA), student fundraiser for Phonathon, a member of Northern Christian Fellowship (NCF), and part of Soldiers bible study. In his free time he enjoys spending time with friends and families, working out, disc golf, and watching sports.
Chapel Program Coordinator
Kasie is a mechanical engineering major from Lima, Ohio. Along with religious life, she is involved in Kappa Phi, ONU's club softball team, ONU's Women's Chorus, and the Society of Women in Engineering. She also enjoys bowling, hanging with friends and family, and watching sports.
Community Building Coordinator
Emma is from Chardon, Ohio and is majoring in Religion, Public Relations, and Political Science. You can usually find here running across campus as she is also works for the Office of Alumni Relations and is involved in Student Senate, PRSSA, Student Planning Committee, Kappa Phi, just to name a few. You can usually catch her with a cup of coffee in hand and, when she's not busy, you can find her with friends or watching Queer Eye on Netflix.
Besides serving on the staff, Andrew is a member of the varsity tennis team, club frisbee team and plays intramural sports. He is also a member of student senate and works as a chem tutor. Andrew is studying to be a mechanical engineer with a Spanish minor and currently works for an automotive manufacturer.
Tech Team Coordinator
Andrew is a Civil Engineering major from Columbus, Ohio. He plays Trumpet in the ONU Marching Band and is also is involved with the Concrete Canoe team on campus. He loves a good pun (text @abjokeaday to 81010), spending time with friends and family, and watching Netflix.
Worship Arts Design Coordinator
Mackalyn is from Fayette, Ohio, and is studying youth ministry and music at ONU. In addition to being the Worship Arts Coordinator for Religious Life Staff, Mackalyn is a part of Tau Beta Sigma and various music ensembles. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, and reading.
Dr. David MacDonald419-772-2200
English Chapel 114
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810