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Interim Lead Pastor

Ancil Abney

Ancil Abney and his wife Kathleen joined to staff of Winona Friends Church in January 2020. His responsibilities are to serve as the Interim Pastor during the time period between the departure of former Pastor Rusty Savage and when the church calls a pastor to lead Winona Friends Church in the years to come.

Ancil comes to Winona after serving 20 years as the Lead Pastor on the Gulf Coast of Florida and 10 years as a Lead Pastor in Lexington, KY. Both Ancil and Kathleen are graduates of Warner University in Lake Wales, FL.

Kathy and Ancil were married in 1982 and have three sons, Austin (Ashley and Myles), AJ (Lindsay and Asher) and Andrew (Brooke).

Both are excited to be in Winona and working alongside the Winona Friends Church. Come join us for worship on Sunday mornings at 9:00 or 10:30. We'll save a place just for you.


Associate Pastor

Dan Hepner

Dan Hepner joined the staff of Winona Friends Church in July of 2015. He also served as a youth volunteer for WFC from 1998-2000.  His responsibilities include serving as the Associate Pastor and directing the Youth Ministry.

Dan was raised in Central Pennsylvania and became acquainted with the Friends Church denomination while at Malone University, where he graduated with a degree in Bible and Theology.  He also has a Masters in Pastoral Studies from Barclay College.

Dan has been married to his wife, Kristin, since 2006.  Kristin is a middle school math teacher who was born in New York. They have two sons, Eric and Derrick. As a family they enjoy doing outdoor activities.

Dan has been working with teenagers since 1996 and has a passion for lost people coming to know Jesus. He enjoys the variety of his roles at WFC and helping teach and preach the Word of Go


Director of Children’s Ministries

Julee Kelly

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Worship Leader

Cindy Neiswanger

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