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Pastoral Staff

Meet our Pastors and Program Staff


Phone: 440.255.3496
Email: info@mentorumc.org

Our ministry staff exists to serve, equip and empower people to know, grow and show God's love in Christ Jesus. 

If you have any needs, questions, or concerns, don't hesitate to contact any of them

Rev. Kurt Landerholm

Lead Pastor
Phone: 440.255.3496 Ext. 107
Email: KLanderholm@mentorumc.org 

​Kurt Landerholm grew up in Bismarck, North Dakota, where he attended college. Answering God’s call to ministry, he moved to Kentucky and attended seminary at Asbury Theological Seminary. During those years he met and married his wife Nancy. They began serving in Ohio in 1982. He has served churches in three other settings and also served in an administrative role. Kurt began serving as lead pastor at the Mentor UMC on July 1, 2012. He has a deep love for the local church and sees it as the most significant arena through which disciple making occurs. Leading a congregation with mission and vision is very important to him. He enjoys working with people, both in the church and in the community.

Kurt and Nancy have three married adult children. They have made their home in Mentor. Kurt enjoys hiking and spending time on little projects around the house. He is also a sports fan. But his greatest passion is the local church.

Favorite Scriptures:“So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all, and especially for those of the family of faith.” Galatians 6:10 “I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” Romans 12:1

Rev. Beverly Wrobel, P.C.

Minister of Congregational Care and Counseling
Phone: 440.255.3496 Ext. 106
Email: BLWrobel@mentorumc.org

Beverly Wrobel joined the staff at Mentor UMC on October 1, 2006 as Visitation Minister and was appointed as full time Associate Pastor of Pastoral Care and Counseling on July 1, 2010. She is an ordained deacon. Bev is a graduate of Ashland Theological Seminary (ATS) earning two master’s degrees–a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling. Bev is a licensed professional counselor. Her heart is to help the hurting – trusting God to bring healing. Jesus is the One who restores and redeems. Bev offers individual and couples counseling primarily in the areas of marriage, addiction and bereavement. She advocates for suicide prevention serving on the Lake County Suicide Prevention Coalition.

Bev completed ten units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at The Cleveland Clinic while serving there as a hospital chaplain for five years. Her work included a significant focus in the areas of chemical dependency, behavioral health and palliative care. She has also served as a hospice chaplain for a number of years. She is currently working on her Doctor of Ministry degree in Wesleyan Practices at ATS. Bev was born and raised in the small town of Montville in Geauga County. She met her husband Steve while he was Civil War reenacting. They live in Willoughby where they enjoy walking and cross-country skiing in the nearby Chagrin River Metro Park. Steve works for Eaton Corporation. Bev and Steve have a son, Brian, daughter-in-law, Stacy and grandson, Joshua who live in Wickliffe. Bev absolutely loves being a grandma!

Favorite scriptures:“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord. ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.’” Jeremiah 29:11 NLT “’You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength’ and ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31 NLT​

Rev. Quincy Wheeler

Associate Pastor of Modern Worship and Discipleship
Phone: 440.255.3496 Ext. 111
Email: qwheeler@mentorumc.org


Quincy Wheeler is the son of a United Methodist pastor, oldest of seven siblings, and has lived in numerous places throughout the East Ohio Conference. Since 2000, he has lived in Northeast Ohio, in that time graduating with his B.A. from Baldwin-Wallace College and his M.Div from Ashland Seminary while serving as a youth pastor at Thompson UMC, supply pastor at Richmond and Leon UMC's, associate pastor at Jefferson UMC and, now, associate pastor of Modern Worship and Evangelism at Mentor UMC. Quincy is a lover of Jesus and he believes in Wesleyan theology that stresses accountable discipleship, Spirit-filled living and a Word-centered faith.
Quincy believes the greatest wonder in the world is God's decision to display Himself through His people for whom Christ died, graciously called into the body of the Church. Quincy desires to live into the passion of Jesus to reach the lost, to make disciples, and to transform hearts and lives by the power of His Spirit given to the local church. He trusts Jesus to enable him to come alongside Mentor UMC to live into their vision and mission. In his spare time, he loves to read books (especially classic literature), follow sports (especially Cleveland Indians baseball) and laugh a lot.


Favorite Scripture:  Romans 8:29: "For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son,that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters."
 

Rev. Bruce Becker

Minister of Outreach and Missions
Phone:
Email: bbecker@mentorumc.org

Bruce Becker was born and raised in northeast Ohio, spending many years here in the Mentor area. He and his wife Stacy now live in Novelty. They have 3 young adult children; Samantha , Alex and Christina. 

Bruce began ministry in 1998 and worked for several churches over the years leading youth ministries and focusing much of his time and energy on mission and outreach. He was ordained a Deacon in 2009 after attending Methodist Theological School in Ohio. 
Bruce's full time job is as a Customer Service Supervisor at Sherwin Williams. He enjoys working on home projects, bicycling and just being in the outdoors.

For many years Bruce has tried to live toward the scripture in Philippeans 3. 12 Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. 13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Tammy Palermo

Director of Children and Family Ministries
Phone: 440.255.3496 Ext. 110
Email: tpalermo@mentorumc.org

Tammy Palermo grew up nearby in Troy Township and graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education with a vocal emphasis from our own Otterbein College in Westerville Ohio. Her college summers were spent at Camp Asbury in Hiram. After graduation, Tammy taught music at Groveport Madison Middle School South and Riverside High School. After her involvement with MOPS (Mothers Of Preschoolers), the Library Committee, and the Commission on Education, she felt God tugging at her to apply and interview for the Director of Children & Family Ministries in October 2007. Tammy believed that she would be a stay at home mom once her children were born, but clearly God had other plans for her! She is married to Michael Palermo. Together they have two children, Eliana and Evan. Tammy is excited to be a part of the ministry at Mentor UMC!

Favorite Scriptures:“No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8​

Toby Mattern

Director of Youth Ministry
Phone: 440.255.3496 Ext. 114
Email: tmattern@mentorumc.org

Toby Mattern was born and raised in East Liverpool and attended East Liverpool High School. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Youth Ministry with a minor in Bible and Theology at Malone University.  Toby had the call to ministry on his life from a very early age. He would stay up late to watch Billy Graham crusades on television and hoped to have an impact on the world in the same way.  His summers have been spent at numerous church camps where he has had many roles such as counselor, director, and camp speaker over the past decade. Other than Malone, much of his ministry experience came from interning at Destiny House AG where he learned how to run and grow a healthy student ministry with Jesus at the center. Not many people get to say that eating pizza, throwing dodge-balls, and playing loud music are part of their job responsibilities, but Toby is thrilled they are part of his. He married the love of his life, Rachel, on May 21, 2016!

            Toby has a passion for telling students about the person who always loves them, always accepts them, and always wants a relationship with them and that man’s name is Jesus! When Toby isn't dreaming big dreams about how God is going to use the students in Mentor and the surrounding areas to impact their schools, families, and communities in monumental ways and have the lost come to know the love and grace of Jesus, he will most likely be found at Starbucks or at the mall…

#AlwaysOnlyJesus

Favorite Bible Verse: 

"I sent messengers to them with this reply: "I am carrying on a great project and cannot go down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and go down to you?"

-Nehemiah 6:3