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Pastor and Staff

Valerie Showalter, Pastor

Valerie arrived as Pastor of Madison Mennonite in October 2019, alongside her partner, Justin Shenk, and canine companion, Maggie. She previously served in pastoral roles in Virginia and London, England.  

Valerie considers herself an Anabaptist ecofeminist, caring deeply for the Spirit’s shalom-inspired liberation of the earth and all its inhabitants.  Valerie received her Master of Divinity from Eastern Mennonite Seminary in Harrisonburg, VA, where her capstone project focused on building a creation care theology informed by Anabaptist women farmers. She currently(/occasionally) blogs at valerieshowalter.com.

If you have any questions or need pastoral care, please call 608-276-7680 or contact us.

Deni Dobson, Administrator

Deni is the Administrative Assistant for Madison Mennonite with ten years of experience doing administrative work for her own company. She resides in Windsor with Denny, her wonderful husband.

Deni enjoys using her organizational skills and attention to detail to contribute to the tasks at Madison Mennonite. She uses her positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to work hard and be the best they can be.

Deni is inspired daily by her husband, two sons, Cody and Griffin, and their significant others. In her free time she enjoys hiking, working out, camping, and off-roading in her jeep anywhere in the beautiful United States.

Please reach out with any questions to deni@madison-mennonite.org