Pastors & Staff

Alex Ruhter

Lead Pastor

Alex and his wife, Darla, are the founding Pastors of Wave Community Church. They have 3 kids. Calloway is 4 years old. Crosby is 2 years old. And Avilyn  will be 1 next year. They moved from Kansas nearly 5 years ago with a desire to serve God wherever He called.  Enter Deshler, Ohio!

Justin Deuel

Associate Pastor

Justin Deuel is our Pastor of Care Ministries. He and his wife started attending the church with their two daughters (Lainey & Ella) a few months after Wave started. It became quickly apparent that Justin would be our associate Pastor. We could not be more blessed to have him and his family on our team.

Darla Ruhter

Worship Leader

Darla Ruhter leads our musical team. She is extraordinarily gifted in serving the Lord through singing. Somehow she finds time to watch 3 young children and still provide an incredible atmosphere of Worship every Sunday morning.

Jenny Deuel

Wave Kids Director

Jenny Deuel serves our children every week. She has supernatural gifts of working with kids. She works selflessly to make sure your kids are loved every week!