John Alan Cox - Pastor as of October 10, 2016
What you like about your role? I love being a Pastor - being with people in all the major events of their lives and sharing God's love and grace. I love preaching and leading worship. I love helping others encounter God and experience God's presence.
Where did you grow up? In and around Cincinnati. I amd still a river boy at heart.
Family: My wife, Joyce, and our son, Andrew. We also have a cat named Johnny B. Good. We have family in Ohio and Michigan. Makes for interesting gatherings during football season.
Who are your heroes? My wife and son. MLK. FDR. Gandhi. Jesus Christ.
Favorite authors/books: I love James Patterson and Lee Child. I also love science fiction novels, expecially Star Trek.
Favorite movies: All Star Trek and Star Wars (even the bad ones). White Christmas. It's a Wonderful Life. A Hard Day's Night.
Favorite music: The Beatles. Jim Croce. Musicals.
Guilty pleasures: Watching Star Trek. Going to the zoo. Reading comic books. Harry Potter.
Passions: Playing the guitar. Acting. Writing plays and children's stories. My wife and son.
Favorite quote: "I perceive that God shows no partiality." - The Apostle Peter; "Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans." - John Lennon
Kim Anderson - Organist/Pianist [back to top]
What do you like about your role - freedom for a variety of styles of music and instruments to play
Where did you grow up? - Steubenville
Family - Live with “Huckleberry” my bassett hound and “Walker” my cockatiel
Who are your heroes? My mother
Favorite books? Anything by Stephen King or Agatha Christie
Favorite movies - “The Wizard of Oz,” “The Women” (original version) “Sunset Bouvevard” “Murder in the Blue Room”
Favorite musicians - Elton John, Bette Midler, Manhatten Transfer
Guilty pleasures - Las Vegas, cooking
Passions - Music and Animal Rescue, Musicals, Theatre
Joe Dewitt - Cras dictum. Licensed Minister [back to top]
Serving as - a leader guiding spiritual and worshipful expression thru Care Ministry, Healing Ministry, teaching Ministry and Worship Ministry in service to the congregation.
What do you like about your role - I love the interaction with people in God's service.
Where did you grow up? - Columbus, Ohio.
Family - Wife Mary, daughter Joan, son Tim, daughters Janice and Trish.
Who are your heroes? Billy Graham, Ulysses S Grant and Vince Lombardi.
Favorite books? I love too many to list; but am especially enthralled by Seabiscuit written by Kathleen Hillenbrand and Hope Unseen by Scotty Smiley.
Favorite movies - The Jolson Story with Larry Parks, Funny Girl with Barbra Streisand.
Favorite music - Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by the Platters, and Elvis Presley singing Gospel.
Guilty pleasures - I love old movies, and chocolate covered peanuts.
Passions - Singing, Reading, Talking to People, Golf and double deck pinocle or euchre.
Favorite quote - Jeremiah 31:34, "I will forgive their iniquity and " I will remember their sin no more."
Carol Fry - Director of Music [back to top]
What you like about your role - Picking music that the choir can sing well and that enhances the scriptures and sermon themes
Where did you grow up - Saratoga Springs NY
Family - husband, 2 daughters
Who are your heroes? My parents, Carol Burnett, Beverly Sills, Julie Andrews
Favorite Authors - Jim Butcher, Mercedes Lackey, Patricia Briggs, Andrew Greeley, C. S. Lewis
Favorite movies - A Christmas Carol (all versions), Superhero movies
Favorite music - I like to listen to classical and I like to sing about everything
Passions - Music, education, and genealogy
Favorite quote - “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen; not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” (C. S.. Lewis)
Bonnie Furr - Licensed Minister [back to top]
What do you like about your role - Keeping the congregation informed of opportunities
Where did you grow up? - Columbus Ohio, 4th Avenue Christian Church
Favorite music - Classical and Big Band
Deric Norris - afternoon service Minister of Music [back to top]
What do you like about your role? - being able to "bridge cultural gaps" thru the commonality of music
Where did you grow up? - born in Columbus , grew up (and began playing piano) in Flint Michigan
Family - Im the youngest of 7 children---I have an 17 yr old son
Who are your heroes? hmmm......
Favorite books? (don't laugh)--comic books!!! (been collecting since I was 8 yrs old)
Favorite movies - The Devil Wears Prada, Titanic, Super Hero Movies
Favorite musicians - James Cleveland, Jeffery LaValley, Thomas Whitfield, Richard Smallwood
Guilty pleasures - internet chatting/surfing
Favorite quote - What's to come is better than what's been
Sarah Beth Waldsmith - Director of Youth and Young Adults [back to top]
What do you like about your role - Being able to worship God in fun ways with the youth.
Where did you grow up? -Rayland, Ohio
Family - mom and stepdad, dad and stepmom, two stepbrothers, two stepsisters, a brother-in-law, my little sister-slash-best friend Becky, three nieces and soon a baby nephew, and lets not forget husband!
Who are your heroes? My mom and stepdad, anyone who stands up and does what's right
Favorite books -A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle, Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King, Harry Potter series, A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin
Favorite movies - Back to the Future
Favorite musicians -I like all kinds of music, but my personal rock stars are Freddie Mercury, Elton John, Dolly Parton, and Steven Tyler.
Guilty pleasures -1980's young adult books, Starbucks, anything adventurous.
Passions - Trivia, making art & music, helping others
Favorite quote - "Get busy livin or get busy dying" from Shawshank Redemption, "Celebrate we will, for life is short but sweet for certain" from Dave Matthews Band.
Nicole Bunch - Children's Worship Director [back to top]
What do you like about your role - watching kids grow in their faith
Where did you grow up? - Pomeroy, Ohio
Who are your heroes? my uncle Martin Johnson
Favorite movie - Nuts
Favorite musicians - Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Sheila Easton
Favorite quote - "All of us are touched. Some of us just get caught”, meaning that we all have talents and demons alike; some known and some well hidden.
Sandy Young - KRCC Secretary [back to top]
What do you like about your role - I love the variety and being in a position to work with so many nice people.
Where did you grow up? - I grew up on the west side of Columbus.
Family - I have 3 children (2 girls and a boy) and 5 grandchildren. My late husband had 3 children as well and 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren that I still stay in touch with and love as if they were mine. We were married for 33 years so I was able to watch them all grow up.
Who are your heroes? No heros. I think we can respect and learn something from everybody we meet.
Favorite books - Again, no favorites. I've always had difficulty making decisions and having strong opinions. Probably my biggest character defect!
Favorite music - I love all music. If I have to pick, I'd say classical and jazz are my faves.
Favorite quote - “I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.” Audrey Hepburn