Governing Board

April 10, 2023
7:30 PM Eastern Time 
Location: Mercer County ESC

540 E Market St.
Celina, Ohio 45822

Future Meeting Dates: 
5/15/2023, 6/19/2023, 
7/17/2023, 8/21/2023, 9/18/2023, 
10/16/2023, 11/20/2023, 12/18/2023  

Board Members

Pete Hayes is serving his 4th term and is currently Board President. Pete graduated from Parkway Local High School and is employed at Agrauxine Corp as North American Marketing Manager. Pete resides in the Rockford area with his wife, Twyla. They have three grown children and eight grandchildren.

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Ryan Thompson is serving his 1st term and is currently Board Vice-President.  He previously served on the Parkway Local School Board from 2013-18. Ryan graduated from Parkway Local High School and from The Ohio State University with a Masters in Education; he also attended various Education programs at Indiana Wesleyan University.  He is employed at Adams-Wells Special Services Cooperative as the Assistant Director of Special Education.  Ryan resides in Rockford with his wife Leah, and their three sons, Bailey (22), Roman (18), and Carter (10).

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Melissa Hoying is serving her 4th term as a Board Member.  Melissa graduated from Fort Recovery High School and Bluffton University.  She is employed by Medical Nutritional Therapists as a Registered Dietitian. Melissa and her husband, Jeff, have four children and reside in the Fort Recovery area.

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Tess Mescher is serving her 5th term as a Board Member. She has also served two terms on the Marion Local School Board. Tess graduated from Marion Local High School.  She is employed by Nativity Parish as the Coordinator of Religious Education; Tess is also involved at her parish as a religious education teacher.  Tess and her husband, Don, have three adult children and nine grandchildren.  She enjoys being involved in the community, gardening, and traveling. 
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Janet Bruns is currently serving her 1st term, being recently appointed.  She is a graduate of Coldwater High School as well as Wright State University - Lake Campus.  Janet is retired from Machine Concepts, Inc and was previously an EMT for the St. Henry Squad.  She enjoys volunteering at St. Peter Neurological Center and St. Henry CCD Center.  Janet and her husband, Allan , reside in St. Henry and have 4 children and 6 grandchildren with 2 more expected June 2023.

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