Pastors


Dr. Dave Collings, Lead Pastor

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
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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
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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

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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
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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
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JoVon Anderson, Christ Church Students Pastor (Middle and High School)

440-236-8282
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Tom Carlson, Pastor of Assisted Living Ministry

440-236-8282
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Ministry Directors/Coordinators


Sharon Collings, Administrative Director

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
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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
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Michael Christian, Media and Technology Coordinator

440-236-8282
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Sarah Berger, Campus Director, West Campus

440-236-8282
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Christal Valenta, Christ Church Kids Director, Columbia Station Campus

440-236-8282
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Bill Kraker, Worship Leader, Main Campus, Columbia Station Campus

440-236-8282

Alexis Turner - Director of Music and Community, Assistant to Pastor Katie Brown, Old Brooklyn Campus

440-236-8282

John White, Nursery/Preschool Director

440-236-8282
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Tony Smerk, Ministry Director, West Campus

440-236-8282
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Ashley Smerk, Worship Leader, West Campus

440-236-8282

Lauren Nichols, Worship Leader, West Campus

440-236-8282

Hannah Shepard, CC Kids Director, West Campus

440-236-8282

Dianna Amoline, Adult Ministry Director

440-236-8282

Administrative Staff


Mary Ann Wright, Administrative Assistant to Dr. Collings

440-236-8282 ext. 201
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Janet Mittelstaedt, Financial Secretary

440-236-8282 ext. 213
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Rachel Wellman, Administrative Assistant to JoVon Anderson

440-236-8282 ext. 200
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Laverne McMillan, Administrative Assistant

440-236-8282 ext. 220
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Barb Redinger, Financial Assistant

440-236-8282
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Sandy Lavdas, Administrative Assistant to CC Kids, Columbia Station Campus

440-236-8282