MILTON — When Branden Mestach first visited Christ Wesleyan Church while singing with the chorale from Indiana Wesleyan University he had no idea he would one day be named the church’s lead pastor.

Mestach, who grew up in Indiana, recently began his tenure as the church’s lead pastor. He replaced Arlie Davis, who retired after 40 years in ministry.

Staff writer Kevin Mertz can be reached at 570-742-9671 or email

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