Here is information on our wonderful Stowe Mission volunteers. These volunteers make this ministry possible. God has blessed us with dependable and called volunteers. When you encounter them, let them know how much they are appreciated.


Pastor Earl Lintz - ministry associate

Pastor Earl Lintz and his wife, have worked with the Stowe Mission since  2008. Earl manages the Dental and Vision Clinics and helps out wherever and whenever needed. According to Earl, “I clean up messes!” Earl says, “I love people and I love missions. I like to share Jesus with the people I encounter. If I could not do that, I wouldn’t be here at the Stowe Mission. I don’t know anything but Jesus crucified. It is all about Jesus – people need to hear more about Jesus than anything else. I’m here to serve a risen Savior.” Earl teaches a men’s Sunday School class and tries to show the love of Jesus Christ every day. Earl’s scripture of choice is Romans 20:15, “It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else’s foundation.”

Marlene Mayle - Kitchen Manager

Marlene has been a Community Kitchen volunteer for the past 20 years because “God is so good!” She works three days a week and whenever needed - until the work is done. Marlene says “I don’t punch a time clock!” She enjoys talking, teasing, and sharing with the people who frequent the Community Kitchen. Marlene attends the Chapel at Stowe Mission and remembers when it was in German Village. She walks for exercise and loves missions, church activities, reading, square dancing, and riding motorcycles. She has taught Sunday School, GA’s and Mission Friends (Sunbeams) and supports her pastor in any way she can. Marlene says, “Tell them we need more volunteers in the Community Kitchen from 10:00 – 12:30 PM who are not afraid to work.” Her favorite Bible verse is Romans 10:9, “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”

lou rogan - Kitchen Supervisor

Lou Rogan is a ten year veteran volunteer at the Stowe Mission of Central Ohio. He tries to be an instrument of God and be open to what the Holy Spirit will have him do. He says, “If I make the effort, God will do the rest.” Lou retired from the City of Columbus Police. He teaches self-defense classes for Metro Columbus Christian Job Corps, is the worship leader for the Chapel at Stowe Mission, works in the Community Kitchen, drives the van for the Tutoring Children program, and helps out wherever needed at the Mission.  Lou enjoys meeting people and is glad for opportunities to share Jesus; his favorite Bible verse is Romans 10:9, “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”

Debbie Parker - Stowe Pantry Supervisor

After a visit to the Stowe Mission of Central Ohio Dental Clinic in March 2003, Debbie spoke to Pastor Michael Brooks about becoming a volunteer. Pastor Michael told her to show up at 10:00 AM Monday morning and she did. Nine years later she is still here and the rest is history! Her volunteer work began with the Dental Clinic paperwork. Debbie feels God specifically lead her to Stowe Mission. Pastor Michael says, "She makes a real difference with Dental Clinic patients.”  Currently she is the Food Pantry Coordinator, but works wherever and whenever needed three or four days a week. Debbie insists that "We must be servants of the Lord!" and "Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might...”  Ecclesiastes 9:10a. She really enjoys meeting with clients and assessing their needs. She looks for opportunities to pray with clients concerning their needs and give Bibles to those who have none. Debbie exclaims, "I love the work here! Sometimes it is overwhelming because of the needs people have, but it helps me appreciate all my blessings.”  Her life Bible verse affirms that “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” Psalm 91:1