I moved here to Waynesboro in 2012 from Broadway, VA with my wife and 2 children. The town of Waynesboro has quickly found a special place in our heart, the church has welcomed us, and we have a special appreciation for our church family here.
I attended Eastern Mennonite College and Seminary, graduating with a BA in music, BS in camping, recreation and youth ministries, and a MA in church leadership.
One of the most unique experiences in our families life was church planting in Bari, Italy for ten years. We learned to speak Italian, to love Italian food, soccer, and culture. When I am not involved in church activities you will probably find me enjoying time watching sports, in the woods hunting or hiking, hanging out with friends, along the river fishing, or in my backyard gardening.
My wife, (Sharon Rose Keeler) Arbaugh and I are parents of four adult children, Joseph (and wife Madelyn), Benjamin, Jonathan , and Kate.
I was born in Lancaster PA, in 1961 and grew up in the Mennonite mission church at Schuyler (Walton’s Mountain, South of Charlottesville), VA
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries and Minor in Business Administration, Eastern Mennonite University, 1987
I was ordained to ministry by Virginia Mennonite Conference, 1992 and have served in Youth Ministry and then Minister of Missions at Waynesboro Mennonite Church for twenty years. For ten years I served in Missions in Haiti (church planting and community development.)
For the past twenty years, my employment has been with New Horizons Enterprises (owner), commercial contacting firm building restaurants in central and northern VA.
Family and friends, Bible Study & “life discussions.”
Stuarts Draft Rescue Squad volunteer
travel & missions
As a lifelong resident of Waynesboro, I never cease to be amazed at the beauty that surrounds us here in the Shenandoah Valley. I am most blessed by the beautiful friendships that have, and continue to enrich my life.
My past work experience as an administrative assistant includes ten years with Waynesboro’s Department of Social Services, and thirteen years with a non-profit organization that provides free tutoring for area high school students.
Along with routine office duties, eighteen years as church secretary has provided numerous opportunities to give and receive encouragement from those whom God brings into my life.
Bible study, reading, music, piano, watching old movies, baking, traveling with my husband, spending time with family and friends are activities that bring me much joy!