Our Staff


General Presbyter







Email Rev. David Oyler






Stated Clerk










Email Rev. Greg Gillispie







Rev. Greg Gillispie is Stated Clerk of Lake Erie Presbytery. In this role since April, 2015, he oversees official presbytery minutes and records; handles certain official communications; and serves as parliamentary adviser to the presbytery, its pastors and its local sessions.  He serves part-time in this role.

         Greg also is the transitional pastor with the people of First United Presbyterian Church in Edinboro. His ministry interests include preaching and teaching, discerning “next steps” toward God’s future, and leadership development and spiritual growth. He is grateful for the many opportunities he has had being present as someone discovers an “aha” moment drawing them closer to the Lord.

       Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary awarded Greg his Master of Divinity degree in 1995. He since has led congregations at Wrightsville Beach and Charlotte in North Carolina, Richmond Hill and Savannah in Georgia and Oil City in Pennsylvania. He also has been a key leader for presbytery-level ministries of youth church camp, officer orientation days and coordinating councils.  As a regional workshop leader, he teaches topics such as church vitality, cross-generational ministry, and how to discover best practices for future mission.

    Greg is a native of Beatrice, Nebraska. His first career was 13 years as a radio broadcaster.  Marcia, his wife of 18 years, is both a Registered Nurse and Clinical Social Worker. She is a charge nurse for the Behavioral Health Unit of UPMC Northwest Hospital in Seneca.  They have two teenage sons who attend Venango High School.



Barb Sundberg is the bookkeeper for Lake Erie Presbytery. 










Administrative Assistant



Melinda Wingenbach is the Administrative Assistant for Lake Erie Presbytery.  She is married to her high school sweetheart and they have two children. Melinda enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering for the many activities that her children are involved in.




 Email Melinda Wingenbach

Financial Administrator 









 Email Barb Sundberg 

Rev. David S. Oyler was called to serve as General Presbyter of the Presbytery of Lake Erie in 2003.  A graduate of Grove City College, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, he has served three congregations in his 24 years of ministry prior to his call as General Presbyter.  It is his clear sense of call to be available as much as possible to assist congregations in fulfilling their missional call in their communities. In times of great transition it is all the more important for churches to think strategically and creatively about ministry and outreach.  He and his wife, Becky, live in North East where she teaches elementary school.  They are the parents of four adult children.

Shawn Babcock

was elected to serve as the Presbytery's Treasurer in the spring of 2016.  She and her husband Vic have been members of Wayside Presbyterian Church in Erie for the past 28 years.  Shawn has served Wayside as a deacon, Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher, Treasurer, Co-moderator of Presbyterian Women, and is currently a member of Session.  She also loves singing in the Chancel Choir and being a member of the Sanctuary Bell Choir.  Shawn is the office manager at Champion Ford Sales in Erie where she has been employed since she and her husband moved to Erie in 1986.  They have 2 adult children and most recently gained a son-in-law.

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