Leadership, Pastors & Staff
Voice Ministries functions in a five-fold ministry model. Eph. 4:11-12 – “And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.”
Core Leadership: There are four pastors who make up our Core Leadership and function as our senior leadership team.
Bob & Deanna Deering email@example.com
David & Stephanie Ramer firstname.lastname@example.org
Denny & Evelyn Rogers email@example.com
Robert & Abigael Deering firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastor Team: The rest of the pastors function as the associate leadership team and serve in various roles and positions.
Stan & Nancy Dudka (Overseers) 574-287-1255
For pastoral counseling needs, call the office at 574-830-5009 or fill out the form.
Voice Staff: Those who serve in administrative and operational roles to keep things running smoothly.
Voice Ministries, Inc., Board of Directors
Robert W. Deering, President
Dennis L. Rogers, Vice-President
Bryan Moore, Secretary
Joshua Petrillo, Treasurer
Stan & Nancy Dudka
Pastor Team Overseers
Stan and Nancy are life-long residents of South Bend and married for 40 years. Their daughter, Nicole, and son,Bryce, with his family, live out of state. The Dudkas are enjoying being grandparents for the first time. Bryce and his wife, Meagan had twins in early 2020, a boy and a girl. The Dudkas have been in Pastoral Ministry for over 28 years. Stan received his degree in Bible and Ministry from Bethel College, his pastoral license from the 4-C’s (a national credentialing board) and his ordination from Voice. They have been serving at Voice for over 16 years.
Stan serves on the IHOP-M Teams and serves as one of the Co- leaders of Voice Prophetic Ministry for the last several years. He is the Director of the Watchmen Intercessors of IHOP-M, where he has served for the last 15 years. Nancy previously served as co-leader of the Women’s Ministry and was Overseer of the Freedom In Christ and Redeemers Key Ministries for several years. Together they serve as the Pastor Team Overseers and having a passion for marriages, families and victorious living; they have counseled many in these areas, through the leading of the Lord. Their life verses are Isaiah 61:1-4 and 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.
Roy & Debra Frank
Roy and Debra have lived around the Middlebury/Goshen area for most of their lives. They have been married for 30+ years and enjoy two children who live in their home, Wendy, and Jon. Wendy graduated from Huntington University and works at Bashor Children’s Home. Jon is attending Wheaton College. The Franks graduated from Rhema Bible Training Center and have been in pastoral ministry at Voice since 2007. They have been involved with the Prophetic, Healing Ministry, Usher Team and IHOP-M. They share a passion for marriages, the Word, and people coming into the full revelation of who they are in Christ Jesus.
Steve is originally from Butler, Pennsylvania but has lived in Indiana for over 20 years. He has a B.S. in Mental Health Counseling from Gannon University in Erie, PA and an M. Div. from The Church Of God Theological Seminary in Cleveland, TN.
In addition to over six years professional experience in crisis counseling and social work, Pastor Steve served for one year in Kenya East Africa as the Director of Children’s Ministries for the New Testament Church of God; two years as a dysfunctional boy’s counselor at Escuela Caribe, a Christian behavioral school in the Dominican Republic; three years as a Program Director for Missinabie Woods Academy, a Christian wilderness survival camp for dysfunctional teenagers in Ontario, Canada; three years as an adult State Correctional Chaplain at Parchman Penitentiary in Parchman, MS and seventeen years as an adult State Correctional Chaplain at the Westville Correctional Facility in Westville, IN. Following his retirement from Westville in 2015, he was awarded “Indiana Correctional Chaplain Of The Year” by the Indiana Department of Correction.
Originally Ordained and Endorsed as a Correctional Chaplain by both the Church of God and later the Assemblies of God, (and also a member in good standing in both organizations), Pastor Steve joined the Voice Ministries Ordained Pastoral Team in 2013. He’s been active in volunteer prison work, men’s ministry, the healing ministry, street evangelism, preaching/teaching and the prophetic.
Pastor Steve is also a US Army Veteran and enjoys participating in WWII re-enactments as a US Army Chaplain.
John and Teresa Johnston
John and Teresa were married in October of 1982 and have two married daughters, Sarah and Johanna. The Johnstons have lived in the Elkhart County area since 1987. They joined the Voice family in 2005 and jumped into the leadership training classes, prayer ministry, healing team, prophetic ministry, evangelistic training, and Transformation Prayer Ministry. They both have a heart for worship and dance before the Lord. John was ordained as a Pastor in 2016.
Teresa has always had a hunger for the prophetic, to see the way Jesus sees and to see people set free like Jesus did with the woman at the well. She has had training in many online classes as well as hands on experience in our prophetic ministry since 2006.
Both John and Teresa, alongside Stan Dudka, have served as leaders over the prophetic team for several years. John recently completed his life coach training and became a certified life coach through CTI.
Together, they want to see people set free to see themselves as God sees them, to walk in the fullness of who God says they are, until all know they are created in the image and likeness of God and what that means for them individually.
Damascene & Clemence Mbazende Andrew
Damascene has been a part of Voice since coming to Indiana from Rwanda in 2006. He has an amazing story! He loves to worship and you will often see him blowing the shofar or waving his huge lion flag. He has served faithfully in helping to keep the grounds and other maintenance work over the years in addition to his full-time job as a roofer. Damascene was ordained into ministry on September 18, 2022. They both love to worship and Clemence has already recorded several worship songs.
Damascene and Clemence were married in 2016 and have three beautiful daughters and their newest addition — a son.
Robert & Brittany Rogers
Robert has been a part of Voice since 2003. After high school, he graduated from IHOP-University in Kansas City after 4 years. Robert was ordained at Voice in 2014 and married his wife, Brittany, in 2014 as well. Robert oversees the sound for the ministry and makes sure the stages and AV are hooked up and running properly. Brittany is a teacher in our Children’s Ministry and also works at a local daycare. Robert and Brittany have two sons, Ezekiel and Hezekiah.
Core Leadership Team
Bob & Deanna Deering
Bob and Deanna founded Voice Ministries in 1991. They have been married for 19 years and have two sons, Robert and Caleb. Bob is originally from the Gary area and Deanna is from Munster and they have lived in Osceola since 1993. In 1979, Bob was a 24 year-old youth pastor. God gave him a vision that he would own restaurants that would help support a last days ministry called the Meeting Place. On November 11, 1991, Bob and Deanna opened Alley Oops Diner. Deanna received her undergrad degree from Notre Dame and a Master of Ministry from Bethel College. In 2003, Deanna authored the Masterpiece of the Wilderness. The Deerings desire to see one another walk in the fullness of life that Jesus truly brings to them through His cross. Together, they seek whole-hearted surrender as a lifestyle. You can often find Bob in one of his favorite places; ministering to the Lord through singing and playing his guitar in the House of Prayer.
David & Stephanie Ramer
David and Stephanie are residents of Middlebury. They have 3 children: Mikayla, Ethan and Joshua. Stephanie is a life-long resident of the Elkhart area. Dave was born in Alberta, Canada and has lived in this area for 18 years. Dave has been in leadership at Voice since 2003, leading the healing/counseling ministries. He currently serves on the Core Leadership Team. He has a Masters degree in Counseling and has had prior professional counseling experience. Dave has been trained in various prayer ministry tools. Stephanie is a CPA with a BA in accounting. She currently works in accounting and human resources. Stephanie is passionate about helping widows and orphans according to James 1:27. Together, the Ramers have a passion to see restoration in the body of Christ and desire to see people saved and restored so that Jesus receives what He paid for on the cross!
Denny & Evelyn Rogers
Denny and Evelyn are life-long residents of the Elkhart area and have been married for 33 years. They have 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Denny has been in ministry for 20+ years, ordained through Christian International. The Rogers have been a part of Voice since 2002. Denny currently serves on the Core Leadership Team. The Rogers share a deep love and passion for Israel. They have been involved with missions work there and treasure many dear Israeli friendships. Evelyn has enjoyed 2 retirements; from CTS after 32 years and Sears after 10. Their life verse is Psalm 27:4-5. Denny and Evelyn desire an intimate relationship with Jesus and they love and serve others from that place.
Robert & Abigael Deering
Robert is the son of Bob and Deanna Deering, and has been a part of Voice as long as he can remember. He attended Greenville University and graduated in 2016. Shortly after graduating, Robert spent some time in the mission field, where he lived in the inner city of Philadelphia and worked with recovering drug addicts and youth in that area. In August of 2020, Robert was ordained as a pastor at Voice. Robert’s passion is to see believers truly love Jesus with everything they have (as spoken about in the greatest commandment) so those who encounter the body of Christ may come to truly know Him.
Robert and his wife Abby were married in July, 2021 and have two daughters, Aniyah and Vivian. Robert currently oversees First Love (young adult ministry), Acts2Groups (home groups) Outreach to Osceola (food outreach) as well as speaking at Voice Fellowship and playing drums on the worship team. Robert is very focused on both community within the Voice family and how we can reach out to our community.
Director of Operations & Finance
Originally from the Adirondack Mountain region of upstate New York, Joshua moved to Indiana to finish his degree in Graphic Design at Grace College & Seminary in Winona Lake. After graduation, he continued to work at the College in the Marketing & Publication Office, and eventually becoming the director of Institutional Marketing & Communication. Joshua began to attend The Meeting Place in late 1998, and moved to Osceola in 2003 where he began a design business with Dave & Liz Carey. Joshua went full time at Voice in 2005 and is now the wearer of many hats. He loves being outdoors, so maintaining the grounds and facility is something he enjoys. Additionally, Joshua does design work – posters, flyers, building projects, etc., as well as maintaining the website, social media accounts, emails, the weekly LiveStream, and general communication from Voice. He also oversees the finances and works with the Core Leadership team.
Joshua does freelance design and photography and enjoys exploring the shoreline of Lake Michigan as well as hiking and biking trails all over the area and hitting the lake on his SeaDoo.
Administrative Assistant to David Ramer and Restoration Ministry
Kathy has been a part of Voice Ministries since March 2003. She married her husband, Russ, in March 2004 and they live in Goshen. They have 3 grown kids, 10 grandkids, 2 great-grandkids, with 2 more due in the spring. Kathy is administrative assistant to Dave Ramer and Restoration Ministries. She is an intercessor with Watchmen on the Wall, has done prophetic writing on the IHOP-M teams, has worked in the front office off and on over the years and serves in hospitality. Russ recently retired after 25 years with Nibco-Goshen. He plays keys on the worship team, He has played keys and tuba and has sung on various IHOP-M teams since 2003. He also serves on the Prophetic team and is an intercessor with Watchmen on the Wall. Russ and Kathy are avid bird watchers and enjoy spending time with their family. Kathy says: “Russ and I have always been a team. He plays. I pray.” Kathy’s favorite verse is Philippians 4:8 and Russ’s is Psalm 139:13-14.
Administrative Assistant to Bob Deering
Children’s Ministry Director / Women’s Ministry Facilitator
For the past 28 years, Christie has served in leadership of children’s, youth, and worship ministries. Additionally, the Lord has shifted Christie into her most vulnerable calling — pouring out both the Father’s heart and hers to women. She shares the journey the Holy Spirit has lead her through, the healing Jesus has brought, and the lessons learned from the perspective of the Father’s heart for His sons and daughters.
At the age of nineteen the Lord taught her how to lead worship with one statement, “Connect so intimately to Me that it is contagious to those around you.” Today, she takes that same heart into her ministry to help women connect with the healing love of Jesus, the guiding hand of the Holy Spirit, and our true identities as a son or daughter of The King.
Hospitality & Gardens
Linda has been a part of serving at Voice for 30 years! Since serving coffee and snacks at the party room in the Pierre Moran Mall in 1992 when The Meeting Place began, to continuing to serve coffee and help in the area of hospitality at The Camp, anyone who has come to Voice has no doubt been affected by her ministry. She is also the one who helps make the gardens look so amazing — from watering, planting and weeding! Linda answers phone calls, cleans the building, sends out encouraging cards and notes to visitors to Voice, and helps with organizing all the various meals and food functions. Not only that, she is active in serving others as a chauffeur when they are unable to drive or need help. This behind-the-scenes helps ministry is a huge blessing!
Joshua Vida, Worship Leader
Joshua and Ruthanne Vida have been a part of Voice since the early days. They were the first couple to be married at The Camp in 2002. Ruthanne has been a part of the Voice worship team since the late 90s and also served as an administrator for the inner healing ministry. Joshua was a planner and developer for The Refuge and currently runs his own real estate business and other ventures (like coaching his children’s sports teams). We are blessed that Joshua has stepped up to lead worship for Voice Fellowship. He has been a part of various teams over the years as well.
The whole Vida family is very talented musically, so it is neat to see them all sing together from time to time. Kylie currently sings on the worship team and Jaden is a sound tech as well as working in the summer doing grounds and maintenance at The Camp.
Joshua recently had the privilege of baptizing their five children – Kylie, Miah, Jaden, Olivia, and Isaac.