Meet Our City Officials
Gregg A. Sprunger is serving his first term as Mayor of the City of Berne, having been elected in the fall of 2019. Gregg was first elected to public office in 1989 as the District 2 City Council representative and served in that capacity until assuming the office of Mayor. During that time, he served as the President of the Berne City Council and the Berne Plan Commission. Gregg recently retired from the First Bank of Berne as Asst. Vice-President of Purchasing and Facilities Manager.
Gregg and his wife Barb are the parents of 3 children and 12 grandchildren. Gregg and Barb are active members of First Missionary Church, where he serves as usher, greeter, audit committee member and various other activities.Gregg is also the treasurer for the Berne Rotary Club and the Berne Republican Party.
Gregg’s hobbies include landscaping, reading, and watching sports. Gregg is especially passionate about his favorite football team, the Green Bay Packers. As a life-long resident of Berne, Gregg is honored to serve the citizens of Berne as Mayor.
Gwen Maller is the Clerk-Treasurer for the City serving since 1992. Gwen is a C.P.A and earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University. She is a life-long resident of Berne.
Gwen is married to Larry Maller and the parents of 4 children and 4 grandchildren. Gwen and Larry are active members of Grace Bible Church, where she serves as treasurer, Missions Committee member and various other activities. She also is the treasurer of the Berne Community Development Corporation.
Gwen’s hobbies include baking, reading, and fitness activities. As a family they enjoy boating and NASCAR racing. Gwen counts it a privilege to serve her community as Clerk-Treasurer.
COUNCIL PRESIDENT, DISTRICT 1
Curtis Wurster (R)
Curtis Wurster is the District 1 City Council member and has served the City of Berne in this capacity since first being elected in the fall of 1995. Curtis is a graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He is married to Jeannine (Fletcher) who is a 6th grade teacher in the South Adams School system. Curtis and Jeannine have two children and four grandchildren. Curtis is an owner and works at Bernhaus Furniture in Berne.
Curtis and Jeannine are active members in the First Missionary Church and had served as treasurer for 13 years. My hobbies include cooking on an outdoor smoker, running and weight lifting at the Wellness Center, racquetball, walking our dogs and reading. As a family they enjoy vacationing at their lake cottage.
I have always believed the Berne community a great place to live and raise my family and am happy to serve in whatever capacity I can for the citizens of Berne.
CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 2
Kelly Amstutz (R)
Kelly Amstutz was elected to her first term on the Berne City Council in the fall of 2019 as the District 2 representative. She has been an active member in the community, having co-founded the Hope Clinic in 1992, serving as executive director for 19 years and 3 years as a member of the board of directors. In the early years of the Berne Girls Softball League she served on the softball committee and as a coach. She has engaged with public speaking for various community organizations both within and outside of the community and has taught in the children’s and high school departments of First Missionary Church. Kelly is currently employed at Park Center where she works with children and families in the South Adams School system.
Kelly was encouraged by her husband and children to run for city council. With much support from family and friends, she decided to pursue running for city council. She is married to Brice Amstutz; they have seven children and fourteen grandchildren. Kelly and Brice are active members of First Missionary Church in Berne.
Kelly shared she considers it an honor and privilege to be a member of the Berne City Council, and one more way she can give back to the community. As she starts her first term as a public servant, she looks forward to working with the City Council and Mayor in serving the citizens of Berne.
CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 3
Rod Mason (R)
Rod serves as the council representative for District 3, having been elected to his first term in the fall of 2019. Rod, along with his wife Laurie and daughter Olivia, moved from Pennsylvania to Berne in 2014, and have enjoyed the community ever since. His daughter attended South Adams High School, graduated in 2017, and graduated in 2020 with a degree in Exercise Science from Ball State University. Rod and Laurie are members of the Pleasant Dale Church, where Rod serves on the Building Committee, as well as the Ministry and Pastoral Care Committee and occasionally joins the morning Worship Team. Recently retired as the CEO of Swiss Village, Rod has also held multiple executive leadership positions during his 37+ year career in the Continuing Care Retirement Community field, always serving at a Church-related not-for-profit organization. Rod has enjoyed becoming a contributor to the Berne community through his work as a former Board member of both the Berne Chamber of Commerce and The Berne Rotary and looks forward to serving as a Council Representative for the 3rd District! Rod serves as the council representative for District 3, having been elected to his first term in the fall of 2019.
CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 4
Ron Dull (D)
Ron Dull is Berne's District 4 City Council representative, having first been elected in 2007. Ron and his wife Celia are active members of the First Missionary Church (FMC) in Berne, where Ron recently finished a six (6) year term on the FMC Board as Treasurer and is the leader of the FMC Basic Needs Food Connection team. Ron has also served on the Adams County Boys and Girls (B&G) Club the past eleven (11) years and recently completed a term as Board President in 2020. Ron served eight (8) years as city of Berne Park Board President and has also served on the City of Berne Board of Public Works and Safety committee the past nine (9) years.
Ron is a member of the Swiss Heritage Society and the local American Legion Post 468 Sons of The American Legion (SAL) Chapter. Ron is an employee of Frontier Communications and has worked in the Information Technology field with GTE, Verizon, and Frontier for 38 years. Ron looks at his City Council position as an opportunity to “give back to” and support the community he loves. “Since my college graduation from IPFW over 34 years ago, Berne is the place I have chosen to live and raise a family in and have declined many opportunities to move closer to work in Ft. Wayne and to other regions in the United States to stay close to my roots and my family".
CITY COUNCIL "AT LARGE"
John Wanner (R)
John was elected to his first term as a council member in the fall of 2019 and is the City of Berne Council at Large represented. John is a lifelong resident of Berne and is a graduate of South Adams High School and Huntington University. John was previously a part owner of Liechty Bros. Plumbing & Heating. John has also served in the Air Force National Guard for 6 years, served as South Adams Campus Life Director for 10 years and YFC Executive Director for 7 years. John has 4 children, Dustin, Derek, Addie, and Aidan. John has passion for his community and considers it a privilege to serve the citizens of Berne as the At Large council member.
David N. Baumgartner has served as City Attorney for the City of Berne since 2014. Dave enjoys contributing to the development and progress of the Berne community. Dave is married to Tanya Lehman Baumgartner. They are the parents of three adult children, and are also blessed with five grandchildren. The Berne area has been their lifelong home. Following college and law school, Dave and Tanya chose to return to their roots in Berne as a desirable place to raise a family.
Dave serves as a member of the Berne Rotary Club, President of Berne Community Development Corporation, and Board Chair of First Bank of Berne. Dave graduated from South Adams High School. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business and Economics from Bluffton University and a Juris Doctor Degree from Indiana University - McKinney Law School in Indianapolis.
Dave was admitted to the practice of law in 1985 in the State of Indiana, and in United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. He is a member of the Adams County Bar Association, the Probate, Trust and Real Property Section and Elder Law Section of the Indiana State Bar Association, and the American Agricultural Law Association.