Indiana Bishop Mike Coyner announced Dec. 22 the appointment of the Rev. David L. Overmyer, 53, as an Associate District Superintendent. He is a retired Elder of the Indiana Conference living with his wife, Karen, in Winona Lake. Overmyer joined the North District of the Indiana Conference based in Laporte on Jan. 1.

In addition to the overall responsibilities of an associate superintendent, he will focus on the area of the District Committee on Ordained Ministry. Overmyer will serve as a quarter-time staff member and joins the Rev. Kate Walker, who is currently an associate superintendent at quarter-time in the North District.

Overmyer was ordained Deacon in 1990 and Elder in 1996, however he has been serving churches in Indiana since 1977 where he served first as a student pastor. These churches include: Wayne Center-South Milford, Elkhart Simpson, Anderson Emmanuel, Wawaka, Kimmel, Maple Grove-St. Joseph, South Bend First, Tyner, Mexico, Elkhart Salem, Tipton Kemp, Warsaw Trinity and North Manchester.

He retired earlier this year to pursue doctoral studies. He is a graduate of Indiana University (bachelors degree in English, Political Science and Sociology-1986) and of the Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary (M.Div.-1992). He and his wife have three grown children and four grandchildren.