Jonah has spent his career in leadership at non-profit organizations, elevating the communities they serve through diverse programming that expresses an inclusive, forward-thinking vision. Prior to the Power House, Jonah was the Executive Director at Cinema Center in downtown Fort Wayne, where he co-founded the Hobnobben Film Festival with his wife Amanda. After Cinema Center, Jonah was the Chief Programming Officer at the historic Embassy Theatre.
He received his BA in Film and Video from Columbia College Chicago. Jonah and Amanda have two dogs – a lab mix named Coco and a rambunctious Australian cattle dog named Franny. When not spoiling his dogs or his dozens of nieces and nephews, Jonah enjoys reading, kayaking in Michigan and traveling all over the world. Jonah is excited to work through God, in order to bring his passion for strategic planning and executing a long-term vision to Power House.
BONNIE ROTH - DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS Bonnie has been with the Power House since 1995. Serving first as a volunteer, Bonnie now serves as Director of Operations. She also leads the Power House's collaboration with the Drug and Alcohol Consortium of Allen County, in which she works to educate the Power House youth on the dangers of using/abusing drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. Bonnie also oversees afternoon programming, maintains member information, coordinates mentors, and is a director for FUSE. Bonnie is a graduate of the Youth Development Academy, and seeks continuing education which will help in her work with the youth that The Power House serves. Beyond formal training, she strives to hear God’s voice, and constantly seeks His wisdom in ministering to the youth.
AUSTIN PEASE - INTERN Austin is a college student studying criminal justice at Indiana tech. He has been a part of Power House, first as a student during middle and high school and now as a staff leader. After graduation he became a volunteer and eventually a resident intern. Austin serves in the Army National Guard and is studying to be an officer in the Army through PFW’s ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Course).
NOAH OOSTERHOUSE - INTERN Noah is a resident intern at Power house. Previously, he worked at Wayland Hardware from April 2017 to August 2019. Noah recently moved to New Haven to be part of a discipleship program called FORM at Grace Gathering Church, as well as being involved at the Power house. He is a 2019 Graduate of Wayland Union High School in Wayland, MI. During his senior year, he spent half of his school day at the Allegan County Tech Center learning how to diagnose and repair different types of cars and trucks. Noah attended Gun Lake Community Church from 2013-2019, and had been a Jr. High small group leader from 2016-2019. He loves ministry, and believes that it’s very important to introduce middle and high school students to Jesus during that stage of their lives. At home, Noah has 4 younger siblings, and two parents. Some of his hobbies include working on his truck, fishing, hunting, hammocking, hiking, playing tennis, golfing, and pretty much anything that involves being outside. He also enjoys being involved in Jr. High ministry and spending time with friends.
CODY HOWERZYL - INTERN Cody was born and raised in Michigan. He currently is on staff at Power house as well as working in a custodial position at Grace Gathering Church in New Haven. Cody has a background in leadership with Children’s and Student ministry. Along with ministry he has worked in factories which has been not only a monetary blessing but also provided different perspectives between the spiritual and secular worlds. He recently moved to New Haven for a training called FORM and will engage in nine months of learning what it means to be a disciple. Cody has a passion to see young people understand how loved they are, recognize they have an identity as a son or daughter of God when in relationship with Him. He enjoys helping them realize their gifts and talents they have to glorify God. Cody is the middle child of 3 kids. When not doing ministry he enjoys hammocking or trail walking. Cody also really enjoys laying low and having fun with friends but if adventure is on the table then sign him up!
HOPE FISCHER - INTERN Hope Fischer is a Human Services major at Ivy Tech Community College. Although she’s a full-time student now, she spent 2017-2018 traveling the US with a drama ministry team as an Elementary Dramatic Arts Director. During her time traveling she developed a love for ministering to youth and teaching children about Jesus. Hope hopes to someday achieve a master’s degree in counseling or social work, and with it work with children and teenagers in foster care or other social service programs. Hope is the youngest of eight siblings, and goes to the Apostolic Christian Church in Leo. She spends much of her time with her church youth group, volunteering at Gateway Woods Children’s home, and playing volleyball, video games, or board games with her close friends. Hope also enjoys creative pursuits such as drawing, painting, and playing various musical instruments.