...Know, Grow, Go, Show, Sow
We believe the Bible calls every believer to serve in ministry. So, while we have a handful of paid leaders on our staff, the majority of what we do is run by many, many volunteers. Some key leaders are noted here.
Bob has a strong Presbyterian/Reformed background, growing up in Western Pennsylvania, graduating from Grove City College and Trinity School for Ministry. He has served in PC(USA), PCA, and EPC churches as a director of youth and family ministries, youth pastor, and pastor in churches in Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Bob and his wife Mandy have two children, Robert and Catie.
Wally Kukuk is the Pastor for Care and Stephen Ministry Leader. He has served on the pastoral staff since 2004, and previously served as choir director. He also oversees the church Deacons and leads worship on Sunday afternoons at Briarwood nursing facility.
He is married to Thena and has two adult children.
Ralph Appleby, David Fast, Daniel Holm, Pam Matheny, JD Ponder, Gayle Shrack, Jenny Walls, Mark Wiley, Renee Williams
Dan retired in 2006 from the City of Ravenna as the Superintendent of the waste water treatment plant. He and his wife, Jan, reside in Stow. Dan has been employed at the church since 2008 as custodian, and recently took over the directorship of building and grounds.
Dan enjoys being involved in church life, and has committed his life to Christ with the promise of keeping the church in good order. He is always willing to help.
Kristin has been an active member of SPC since 1999. She and her high school sweetheart, Ken, have been married since 1996 and live in Stow with their two boys. Kristin currently enjoys being involved in the Rejoice and Chancel choirs, helping with the church’s yearly women’s retreat, and being the Director of the Ministry of Creative Arts. She has been a volunteer in children’s discipleship, the Ministry of Connectivity, and the Ministry of Music. She has a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Akron and is currently an ‘on the go’ mom. She spends lots of time volunteering for school activities, community service organizations, and is the #1 fan for her boys at their sporting events and extra-curricular activities.
Joyce has served in our Church Library since becoming a member in 1994. She served as librarian at her previous church after moving and reopening their library. She has also helped to establish other church and church school libraries. Joyce served on the executive board of the Northeaster Ohio Chapter of the Church and Synagogue Library Association (CSLA) and on the national board of CSLA. She continues to be involved locally through teaching and hosting meetings. Membership in CSLA, the National Church Library Association, and the Evangelical Church Library Association helps to keep our library current on information and procedures.
Joyce and her husband Kenneth married in August 1962 and have two sons, two daughters, and two grandchildren. Joyce has also enjoyed teaching youth, leading women's Bible study, volunteering for Falls Christian Women's Fellowship, and sewing. Her current pasttime is genealogy research.
Sherri is a graduate of Kent State University and Ithaca College and has been ringing and directing handbells for over 30 years. She developed the church handbell program shortly after joining in 1995. She has also been involved in the drama and vocal music ministries with her husband, Mark, and has served as an Elder on the church Session.
Sherri is a member and guest conductor in the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers. She also serves as Artistic/Music Director for Stow Heritage Ringers, a community handbell ensemble.
Kelly has been a member of the church since 2000. She joined the office staff in 2005 as an Administrative Assistant, then in 2009 became Executive Assistant to the pastor. Kelly lives in Stow with her husband Ted and their two daughters.
Kristin has been an active member of SPC since 1999. She took over the position of Administrative Assistant in 2013. She is also still Director of Creative Arts.