Growth in the ministry leads to staffing opportunities for Worship Anew
New Employees July2023
July 19, 2023

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Growth in the ministry for Worship Anew has led to new opportunities, including an increase in the staff.

During the spring, Worship Anew introduced its new care package program for aging adults. This new ministry outreach offers an additional opportunity to participate in the Christian life by sharing Christ’s love with those in need. To learn more, visit

This ministry adds to the wealth of resources that Worship Anew provides to aging adults, including the weekly 30-minute television broadcast and the much-loved daily devotional, Hope-Full Living.

“The ministry’s leadership, led by the Board of Directors, has established a bold strategic plan to become the foremost provider of resources for aging adults to live an abundant life in Christ,” said Matthew Leighty, executive director of Worship Anew. “Thanks to the response of God’s people, we’ve been able to expand our work and bring the comforting message of God’s Word to a rapidly growing population of older adults in our church and world.”

This expansion has opened the doors for new staffing and restructuring to meet the new needs of the ministry.

“We’re grateful to be developing an amazing team with unique gifts to further share God’s Word with people who are experiencing life’s most difficult circumstances,” Leighty said.

Those added and promoted on the staff include:


Ashley Wiehe, Director of Communications

Ashley Wiehe joined the staff on July 1 as the new Director of Communications. She will be leading publication, social media, and communication efforts for the ministry. She has worked in communications, media relations, and journalism for nearly 20 years, and comes to Worship Anew from Concordia Lutheran High School, Fort Wayne. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications/Journalism and a minor in Studio Art/Photography from Taylor University. She and her husband, Jeff, have one son.


Thomas Moll, Director of Content and Innovation

Thomas Moll has been promoted to Director of Content and Innovation. In his new role, he will be involved in content creation and development as well as lead new initiatives —  whether big or small — to see that they have a proper take-off. Thomas joined the ministry in 2020 as a Content Manager.


Jeremy Klopfenstein, Videographer

Jeremy Klopfenstein joined the team as a Videographer on April 3. He is working to grow the ministry through new video initiatives. He has brought with him more than 20 years of experience in editing and production roles working in fast-paced environments. He has worked as a commercial and freelance video editor, working on projects ranging from Disney on Ice to monster truck events. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Media and Public Relations from Purdue Fort Wayne. He and his wife, Jessica, and have a daughter.


Caryl Spira, Receptionist

Caryl Spira came to Worship Anew as a Receptionist on May 15. She came to the ministry out of retirement. She previously had worked at Purdue Fort Wayne before retiring in 2015. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Communications with a minor in Business and Women’s Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She has two children and six grandchildren.


Since 1980, Worship Anew, headquartered in Fort Wayne, Ind., has been broadcasting weekly worship services for aging adults who seek to help them live an abundant life in Christ. Today, Worship Anew reaches thousands of people each week across the nation and around the world on television and streamed online. To learn more about Worship Anew and other ministries, including the care ministry and Hope-Full Living daily devotions, please visit