Maurice "Mo" and Leanne Dunn have both been in ministry since the mid-1980s. Mo has served several congregations in the West Ohio Conference, most recently Christ UMC in Portage and Turning Point near Bowling Green, since 2016. He served previously a Union Chapel, in Middletown, from 2009 to 2016 and Magnetic Springs Charge, near Marysville, from 2002 to 2009. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary in 1991 and was ordained as an elder in the West Ohio UMC in 1993. He grew up in Cincinnati after age 10 and graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Mo was raised United Methodist. He served God during his college years, being very active in Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, and was also employed part time as a Christian coffeehouse director in an ecumenical setting in Cheboygan, MI.
Leanne was born in Lima, OH an grew un in Marion IN. She felt called to be a pastor’s wife when she was at church camp at age 16. She sang 10 years in a trio called “One Voice” that performed in about 200 churches over the course of a decade and produced albums. She has directed choirs, taught children and youth, and is an efficient office administrator. Leanne was a program specialist for the Council on Aging in northern Cincinnati and a parish visitor for Epworth UMC in Toledo.
Mo and Leanne are parents of 5 adult children ages 25-31 – Kayla, Phillip, and Abby Dunn, along with Caleb (wife Chelsea) and Taia Baker.