Where to start! I have a gazillion preachers on my mother's side of the family. The first that I know of was Bishop Johannes Steiner (https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Steiner-68 ), my 7-greats grandfather. He was an Anabaptist preacher in Bern, Switzerland. Because of persecution of the Anabaptists, he fled, with his family, to Germany. He spent some time in the German Palatinate, where he was known as a Mennonite preacher (the German equivalent of the Swiss Anabaptists). There was a schism in the church, and he wound up moving first to the Netherlands, and then immigrated to Pennsylvania.
Another branch of my mother's family has several preachers. The fist that I know of being Rev. Christian Winebrenner (https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Winebrenner-49 ). He was my great-great-great-great-great grandfather. He was born in York county, Penn., but moved with his family as a teen to Hagerstown, Maryland, where his parents bought a farm. He was raised in the German Reformed Church. As an adult, he moved back to Pennsylvania, buying an acre near Martinsburg in Morrison's Cove, Woodbury Twp., Bedford county, Penn. in 1809, for the purpose of building a church. Rev. Christian Winebrenner's church was referred to simply as The Congregation at Christian Winebrenner's, and I have been unable to find any affiliation. It may have been German Reformed, or it may not have been.
Christian Winebrenner's son, and (my 5-greats uncle) Christian Winebrenner, Jr. (https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Winebrenner-137 ), son of the above Christian Winebrenner, was also a minister in the German Reformed Church at Clover Creek, near Martinsburg, Pennsylvania, between 1829 and 1843. This implies that his father's congregation, may, indeed, have been German Reformed.
Christian Sr.'s nephew, my cousin 5 times removed, John Winebrenner, was also a minister (https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Winebrenner-126) He was born near Hagerstown, Maryland, and ordained in the German Reformed Church (through an apprenticeship). His biography, which is based on his own memoirs as well as church documents, mention that his family had some slaves in Maryland. As an adult, he moved back to Pennsylvania and became an abolitionist. He had a congregation in Cumberland county, PA: Friedens Kirche, a German Reformed chuch. He was too radical, however, for the German Reformed church. As well as being an abolitionist, he held prayer meetings late into the night, and allowed women to speak in the church. He spoke out against the unscrupulous ways of the wealthier members of the congregation. He was locked out of the church, and took the opportunity to start his own church, the Church of God, around 1830, which still exists today. There is quite a lengthy biography of him available through the Church of God.
Above: Rev. Peter Winebrenner, Noble county, Indiana, Christian Church, Eel River Conference, circuit rider.
Rev. Christian Winebrenner Sr. (above) had a grandson, Peter Winebrenner, (https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Winebrenner-45 ) (my great great grandfather) who also became a minister. His father, David, had moved from Pennsylvania to Ohio, gotten married, had kids, and moved to Indiana in 1937. His family was among the first to move to Wolflake, Noble county, Indiana. Peter was ordained as a minister in the Christian Church (also called Disciples of Christ), Eel River Conference, and was a circuit rider for Noble and parts of neighboring counties, preaching in the various churches there, conducting marriages, funeral services, etc. I have xeroxes of a collection of diaries he wrote, and I will add some excerpts from them to this when I have time.
Peter Winebrenner's grandson, my grandfather's brother, George Stoner (https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Stoner-1102 ), was also ordained in the Christian Church, but was not a practicing preacher. He would occasionally preach as a guest or substitute. George and my grandfather, Peter Stoner (https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Stoner-632 ), along with their brother-in-law, Henry Secrist (https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Secrist-125 ) , built the first Christian Church building at Lincoln, Kansas, around 1905, which is still standing today.
First Christian Church, Lincoln, Kansas, around 1905.