Rich enjoys assisting in worship at the keyboards and leading the choir. He has a passion to see people encounter Christ through their understanding and engage Christ’s great gift of grace. When that happens, they will be a natural expression of God‘s love to those they encounter. He has a BA in Biblical Studies from Central Bible College, and a MA in Education from Walsh University. Having been in education since 1998, he has taught at a local high school and currently works as a data specialist for Akron City Schools.
Through the years he has served in various areas of ministry including senior pastor, youth pastor, and music/choir director. He has been married to Meg since 1977 and has two daughters, Rachel and Renee. His hobbies include music, scuba, and relaxing in the pool.
Chad enjoys creating organizational structure and empowering people to use their God-given gifts to benefit the local church body and the Kingdom. He is passionate about serving marginalized people and missions. Chad is the owner of Classic Stoneworks and resides in Hartville with his wife, Marlene, and their two children, Austin and Allyson. During his free time, you will find him spending time with family and playing guitar.
Pastor of Compassionate Ministry
Russ enjoys working closely with the members of the congregation to look after their needs. Whether people are being hospitalized with illness, rehabbing their physical needs, spending time in a nursing home, or going through a real life crisis, he wants to be there for them. The goal of the compassionate ministry team is to offer support, encouragement, and to be a friend in faith when the wheels seems to be coming off of the lives of the hurting. Russ believes that if we daily follow Jesus, we will compel others to do the same. By truly being a disciple, we can lift up the suffering and give them hope.
Glenn's responsibilities include answering the phone and disseminating any messages, handling any advertising (newspaper, signage, etc.), preparation of the Sunday SlideShow program, and assisting in music prep. He graduated from the University of Akron with an associate’s degree in Commercial Art. He married his lovely wife, Karen, in 1991 and they now reside in the Green/Springfield area. Until the position at the church opened up in the spring of 2017, Glenn spent 3 years in newspaper advertising and then 20+ years in marketing as a graphic artist. The church is his favorite place to be and he was thrilled to accept the position.