Church Staff

Rev. Chris McCreight

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Chris grew up in Tallmadge and the Stow church and came to Hiram College, graduating along with Jen in 2003.  He earned his Master of Divinity degree at Candler School of Theology at Emory University, in Atlanta, finishing in 2006.  He has held several ministry positions in both parish and university, and most recently has been the pastor of Pilgrim Christian Church in Chardon.   He has also begun serving Hiram College as its chaplain and will continue to serve both the church and the college, linking the two historically connected institutions in new and creative ways.


Dale Lacan

Choir Director

Dale Lacan is our part-time choir director. Dale lives in Garrettsville with his wife Nancy. He is a retired public school teacher, plays guitar in several local musical groups and teaches guitar at Hiram College.

Drew Hinkle


Drew Hinkle is our talented organist and pianist.  Drew also works as the Director of Special Education for Newbury Local Schools in Geauga County.  He lives in Garrettsville.

Mary Simpson

Facilities Manager

Mary has been the church’s building caretaker for many years and continues to be a blessing to our congregation. She lives in Troy Township with her husband and son.

Lisa Wright

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Lisa Wright is our part-time secretary.  She lives with her husband and furry little family in Garrettsville.