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, Elyria

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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Dominic Verdell, Pastor of Discipleship & Community Care

is our Pastor of Adult Ministries & Community Care. Dom and his team are committed to providing excellent care to our congregation in times of need and to serving the community around us. Dominic received a B.A. degree from Capital University and a Th.M degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Carrie, have two daughters.
440-236-8282 ext. 203
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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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Don Verdell, Assistant Pastor of Care & Recovery
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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JoVon Anderson, Student Ministry Director

440-236-8282 ext. 215
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Carla Freese, Christ Church Kids Director, West Campus, Elyria

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 Berger - Director of Music and Community, Old Brooklyn Campus

440-236-8282

John White, Nursery/Preschool Director

440-236-8282
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Jake Wise, Worship Leader, West Campus, Elyria

440-236-8282
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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 Katie Brown

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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Sarah Berger, Administrative Assistant to Chet Beetler
440-236-8282
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Sandy Lavdas, Administrative Assistant to Kids Ministry, Columbia Station Campus

440-236-8282
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