Church Staff

Pastoral Staff

Rev. Dr. Brian Jones

Senior Pastor

Rev. Dr. Brian Jones has been ordained in the United Methodist Church since 1988. He has served several churches within the West Ohio Conference. Before moving to Lancaster, he previously served as an Assoc. Minister at Trinity United Methodist Church in the Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff/Upper Arlington area of Columbus. He is a proud graduate of Asbury College (now Asbury University) and Asbury Seminary. He holds a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Asbury Theological Seminary in Biblical Preaching. Dr. Jones is an avid Reds and Bengals fan, as well as OSU Football. For his family, coming from Kentucky, and having lived there for seven years, a love for UK basketball runs deep, as well. In his spare time, he practices and teaches several disciplines of Martial Arts, something he has pursued from a young age. Most importantly Dr. Jones has been married to his wife Kelly for 25 years. They have three children and one grandchild.
(740) 653-3330, ext. 100

Rev. Amy Wood

Associate Pastor

 
Amy was ordained as an elder in the United Methodist Church in 2001.She holds a B.S. in Psychology from The Ohio State University and received her M. Div. from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. She served 6 years as an associate pastor and 17 years as a Children’s Pastor while coordinating the care and education of her children, particularly her son who has autism. She is the mother to 2 adult sons and enjoys spending time with her family, curling up on the swing with a good book, baking, and cheering on the OSU football team. She has a passion for helping others to connect with Christ and to grow in their faith. 

Church Staff

 
Judy Kraft
Children’s Discipleship & Outreach Director
(740) 653-3330, ext. 1002
Psalm 46:10
 
 
John Coen
Director of Creative Outreach Ministries(740) 653-3330, ext. 1102
Matthew 6:33
Joseph Palmer
Youth Director
(740) 653-3330, ext. 1101
James 1:223
Clarence McCoy
Worship Arts Director
(740) 653-3330, ext.1003
Judy Hug
Caring Ministries Coordinator
(740) 653-3330, ext. 1009
James 2:17
Brenda Graf
Choir Accompanist
 
Barb Hunt
Administrative Assistant
(740) 653-3330, ext. 1000
 
Parry Norris
Organist
 
Mary Grover
Child Care Provider
(740) 653-3330, ext. 1014
Lisa Schenck
Communications Specialist
(740) 653-3330, ext. 1008
Jill Warner
Financial Secretary
(740)653-3330, ext. 1007
Sarah Holley
Business Administrator
(740)653-3330, ext. 1005
Dustin Roberts
Maintenance Technician
(740) 653-3330, ext. 1006
Job 28:28
 
Trish South
Custodian

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Lancaster, Ohio 43130

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