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fellowship and worship.  
Wauseon Middle School – 940 E Oak St, Wauseon, OH 43567



Ever notice that when you hold a compass, it always points to the north?  No matter where you stand or which direction you face, a compass will always point to the north. True North Church is all about pointing people in the right direction in life – towards the God who knows us intimately and knows which direction in life is best for us. Our desire is to seek God and follow His direction in life.

We believe that God deserves all the glory, as our mighty creator and Lord of all. We long to gather as a community to give God all the glory in our songs, our giving, our acts of worship, and our daily living. We envision singing songs to Him, and searching His written word, so that we will be encouraged, enlightened, convicted, and challenged to live as a Christ follower.



There is only one eternal, all-powerful, all-knowing and everywhere-present Triune God—Father, Son and Holy Spirit— who is the creator and sustainer of all things (Deuteronomy 6:4-5; 1 Timothy 2:5).

Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human. He lived a sinless life, died to make atonement for the sins of all mankind, was resurrected and is now mediator at the right hand of the Father. He is coming again in power and glory for His believing followers, and is the only Savior of mankind (John 1:1, 14; Titus 2:11-14).

He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, regenerating all who repent of their sins and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. He sanctifies, empowers, teaches, guides and comforts the believers (John 16:7, 8, 12-15).

The Bible is the inerrant, divinely inspired Word of God and authoritative in all matters it addresses (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21).

Salvation is the result of genuine repentance of sin and faith in the atoning work of Christ. It brings forgiveness to the repentant, makes him a participant of the divine nature and gives peace with God. We call this new birth (Titus 3:5; 1 Peter 1:3-5).

We believe in the invisible and universal Church as the living Body of Christ. It is composed of all believers in the Lord Jesus who have been vitally united by faith to Christ, its living Head and sovereign Lord (Matthew 16:18; Hebrews 12:22-24).

We believe there are two Christian ordinances: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe they are outward rites appointed by Christ to be administered in each church, not as a means of salvation, but as a visible sign and seal of its reality (Acts 8:36; 1 Corinthians 11:24-34).




Rex Stump, Senior Pastor

Rex Stump is the lead pastor at True North Church, fulfilling the position since the birth of the church plant.   Serving in youth ministry for 15 years, as well as the Area Director for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Rex thoroughly enjoys seeing lives impacted for eternity!  Besides the ministry within the church, Rex works with area schools, camps, businesses, and sport teams giving them weekly encouragement and team building opportunities.  He is blessed to be married to his wife Jenny; and they have three active boys – Collin, Carter, and Clay.
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Dave Chumchal Associate/Worship Pastor
Dave is passionate about leading people into worshipping their Creator. He believes in the awesome power of intimacy with God, through worship, to draw people to repentance, and to heal and restore broken hearts and lives. You can expect worship songs from all over. We try to do songs that have been proven to be impacting. Dave has several songs published which are being used in churches around the world, and considers it a privilege to be used by God in that way. He enjoys a good documentary and spending time with his wife Karen and their kids, Ethan, Kyle, and Anna.


Landon Schaffner, Youth Pastor

Landon was born and raised in Wauseon and is thrilled at the opportunity to return to his hometown to live, work, and do ministry. He began to develop a strong passion for ministry during high school and it was then that he felt called to pursue vocational ministry. Landon graduated from Grace College this past May with a degree in Youth Ministry and Bible before returning home to True North Church. As the youth pastor, Landon has a strong desire to see young people develop into passionate followers of Christ.
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Sarah Wensink, Office Administrative Assistant

Sarah Wensink is the Office Administrative Assistant for True North Church.  Her warm smile and contagious laugh is a welcoming presence to everyone who comes to the Ministry Center.  Sarah enjoys sitting down and chatting with people, especially over coffee,  about faith, family, relationships, parenting, and whatever else may be on their mind.  She endeavors each day to grow closer in her relationship with Christ, and encourages others around her to strive for the same.  Her favorite time of day is early in the morning, when she can steal some quiet time with a cup of coffee, her Bible and journal.
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How Can I Get Involved?

Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body.
We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.
Romans 12:4-5
Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of this church is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads overseas to every nation. Church members are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as preparing the church bulletins.

Children’s Church

We know that children are precious and valuable. We offer a “Children’s Church” for preschool through 2nd grade during the worship service.

GPS (God’s Path to Success)
GPS meets Wednesday evenings from 7-8pm during the school year. GPS is for children preschool through 5th grade. During GPS children dig into Gods word, connect with teachers and friends and have fun!
Tupos (Jr. & Sr. High)

We don’t believe young people are the future of the church. We believe young people are a part of the church now. Tupos meets every Wednesday night during the school year from 7-8:30 pm to challenge and equip students in grades 6-12 to be disciples who make disciples.

EAST (Encouraging, Abiding, and Serving Together)

EAST is True North’s Women’s Ministry. They meet quarterly.

WEST  We Eat Stuff Together :)

WEST is True North’s men’s ministry. They meet monthly at 6:30 at Coach Lamb’s Pizza in Delta.

Prayer Team

The True North Prayer Team serves as an email prayer chain where we can share prayer requests and/or praises with all who have expressed a desire to receive these emails.

Feb 7, 2016
God Inspires Us
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True North Ministry Center
850 W Elm Street
Wauseon OH 43567
419-335-TRUE (8783)
Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00am-12:00pm
Mailing Address
True North Church
P.O. Box 211
Wauseon OH 43567
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 G-God’s P-Plan S-for Success/TUPOS
Wednesday, September 16th our children/student ministries start back up! Preschool-5th grade 7-8pm, 6th-12th grade 7-8:30 at our new ministry center
850 W Elm St Wauseon
“Let the children come to me and don’t prevent them
because the Kingdom of heaven belongs to these.”
Matthew 19:14
True North Kindergarten Readiness Tutoring offers a nurturing Christian environment for kids between the ages of 4 and 5. Our one teacher to six student ratio offers an excellent one on one learning environment. Daily activities at our facility are designed to help children continue to make decisions on their own and in the classroom. We prepare them for the next stage of education while giving them a place to feel comfortable and safe to explore their interest.


Kathy Huner
By Forrest Church, originally posted on September 2, 2014 in The Village Reporter 
Kathy Huner, known by twenty-nine years’ worth of children as Mrs. H, is passionate about children. Twenty-nine years ago, she became the assistant to Ginni Neuenschwander, the administrator of the Emmaus Lutheran Preschool and soon after found herself in the administrative role. Kathy received her certification to teach preschool and for 29 years, multiple children prepared for kindergarten in her classroom. She has always enjoyed teaching and incorporating her own passions such as healthy homemade cooking into hands-on learning for her students. For instance, the letter “A” has included cooking asparagus and dipping animal crackers in Nutella.

After teaching for 29 years at Emmaus, Kathy felt led in another direction and had a vision for another type of school. She researched her options through the Ohio Child and Family Services and discussed how her vision might fit into the mission of her church True North. Kathy and spouse Lindsay have become very active in their community, mission minded church.

This fall, this vision will become a reality as she begins a new adventure in her life. Backed by the support of her Pastor Rex Stump, Kathy will welcome up to twelve students to the True North Kindergarten Readiness Tutor School, six in her morning session and six in her afternoon session. She is quick to emphasize that this is not a preschool but rather a kindergarten readiness school with a low student to teacher ratio which will allow for lots of one to one learning. The school which will be housed at the True North Ministry Center on Linfoot Street will feature a Christian based education.

While Kathy is the only teacher, she is definitely not the only adult who will have the privilege to spend time with the students. Pastor Rex Stump, Associate/Worship Pastor Dave Chumchal, and youth/assistant Pastor Landon Schaffner will also play a role in teaching Biblical based lessons. Kathy who plans to incorporate prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance, and a lot of music including guitar, says “The pastors are all very excited. It is an open arms feeling to reach out and serve the community.”

Kathy shares, “I’m really excited. My biggest goal right now is to get ready for kindergarten. We have a vision for this school, to serve the youth and the community, and we are excited at what it may grow into.” Kathy anticipates the success of this school will grow from word of mouth in the community.

Kathy is blessed by the support of her church, friends, and family. “My husband has been so supportive.” Spouse Lindsay who has a knack for construction smiles and shrugs, “Kids break things, things need fixed.” Together, they are working to have her room ready for her eager students in a few weeks.

Both Kathy and her husband have been impressed by True North’s closing quote on Sunday mornings… “Go and be the church.” To Kathy who states, “My gift is to teach young children,” being the church means reaching out to children in her community.
Here are some worship songs written/recorded by our worship pastor Dave Chumchal. You can hear more by searching Dave Chumchal on Pandora Radio. Songs can also be downloaded here
FALL ON US NOW (national release written by Dave, sung by Matt Hammit of Sanctus Real)
If you are a musician and would like to use your talents in a worship ministry please contact Dave so you can meet up and talk about it :)