On Sunday, July 12, 2020 Pastor Terry and Susan Schmelzenbach retired after 34+ years of ministry in the Church of the Nazarene. Pastor Terry was ordained in 1986 and after serving churches in North Carolina, Tallmadge, OH, and Marshall, MO, he and Susan have been ministering to and with the Marietta First Church of the Nazarene church family since August 2004.

Even though we had to celebrate in the parking lot, with a full day of worship, remembrances, tributes from their three daughters and their families, a few tears, a final message from Pastor Terry, and the sharing of communion, we were able to say thank you for the years of love and service Pastor Terry and Susan have given to the Lord and to our church family.


Thank you, Pastor Terry and Susan. We love you and we will miss you.