has been the Lead Pastor of Christ Church since 1982. He holds a Doctor of Theology (Th.D) degree and has completed graduate studies on the History of the Protestant Church in America at Case Western Reserve University. His exciting preaching of the Word of God has inspired the congregation to grow and mature over the years. Dave and his wife, Sharon, have five adult children. 440-236-8282 ext. 201 email
Chet Beetler, Pastor, West Campus
is Teaching Pastor of Christ Church West. He joined the Christ Church staff in 2004 and has since led several ministries and is passionate about reaching people for Jesus Christ. Chet is working on his Masters of Divinity degree at Ashland University. 440-236-8282 ext. 221 email
Katie Brown, Pastor, Old Brooklyn Campus
is Teaching Pastor of Christ Church Old Brooklyn and joined the staff in 2006. Katie has a B.S. degree in Biblical Studies from Indiana Wesleyan University. Katie and her husband, Paul, have two children.
440-236-8282 ext. 207 email
Paul Kraker, Creative Arts Pastor
joined the staff of Christ Church in 1996. As Pastor of the Arts, Paul has developed a tremendous worship band. His giftedness in music has added an exciting new dimension to our worship experience. Paul received a B.A. degree in Pastoral Ministries from Southeastern College. Paul and his wife, Laura, have three children. 440-236-8282 ext. 209 email
Marc Theodore, Administrative Pastor
was named the Administrative Pastor in November, 2000. He received his B.S. degree from The Ohio State University and has a passion for coordinating resources for the advancement of the Gospel. 440-236-8282 ext. 202 email
is our Administrative Director. She has a B.A. degree in Education and has served on staff for over 25 years as an administrator, Children’s Ministry Director, and Adult Discipleship Director. 440-236-8282 ext. 205 email
Ann Marie Durkin, Connections Coordinator
Ann Marie has a B.S. degree in Sociology and a M.A. degree in Blind Rehabilitation. Ann and her husband, Dan, have five children.
440-236-8282 ext. 219 email
Carla Freese, Christ Church Kids Director, West Campus, Elyria