How We're Led, church leadership

AT CHRIST COMMUNITY CHURCH, we are led and pastored by Jesus Christ Who is the Pastor and Head of the Church. We are governed by a board which is made up of called elders, elected trustees, a treasurer and a clerk. We are led, taught, and shepherded by pastors & elders (under-shepherds). We are sheltered by the trustees, treasurer, and clerk . The church leadership is  managed, supported, and kept accountable by the congregation, which includes the entirety of the active membership.


The pastoral staff team is made up of the pastor and elders. The pastor oversees the

day-to-day ministry and operations of the church. They all serve the congregation and

are responsible for the development of the spiritual life of the church. 

  • Scott Welch, under shepherd

    Hello! I'm originally from New Orleans, LA, grew up in Slidell, LA, and have spent most of my adult life in Florida. I served my country proudly in the US Navy for 7+ years. At age 23, I became a follower of Christ and shortly after was called into pastoral ministry. My beautiful wife, Sherri, and I have been married over 20 years and we have one amazing son named Connor. I love being a foodie/cooking, reading, and spending time with my family which includes our dachshunds, Chewie & Molly. I also enjoy doing life with friends and extended family. I have a degree in theology and am currently pursuing further ministry education. My values for this life, which pour over into Christ Community Church, are very simple: Glorify God, Love people, and Tell of Christ's message of forgiveness.

    I would love to hear from you. If you have any questions about our church, salvation, God, Jesus or if you just want to get together for a cup of coffee and chat about life, just call me at: 330-205-9257 or send me an email at:

  • Jeff Kohler, BOARD elder

    I was born and raised near Kilgore, Ohio in a middle income, hardworking, blue collar home. I was 2nd of four boys. I graduated from Carrollton High School in 1977. Jean and I were married on May 10th 1980 and we raised 3 daughters. We are both retired and enjoy our church and our grandchildren. I found the Lord in 1976 after a friend of mine preached Christ to me in High school. We have always centered our lives around Christ and His Word! We love to do missions work and have had the honor of leading teams in missions domestic and abroad.

  • Tim rush, BOARD ELDER

    35  year member of Christ Community Church

    Teaching Sunday School for most of the 35 years

    Married for 35 years with 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren. 

    'I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me.' Philippians 4:13 - favorite verse.


    I am married to Denise for over 26 years and we have three adult children. Rachel, Joshua, and Caleb We have been attending CCC since 1998. I started serving the church as a Trustee and for the past eight years I have served as an Elder. For the past 14 years I have been the facility manager for The Salvation Army Camp NEOSA summer camp. Along side my wife, we have a passion for marriage ministries. It is our mission to walk beside couples to help them grow, and above all to learn about the love of Jesus. I recently have rekindled a love for the Old Testament and seeing the story of Jesus Christ played out in every verse.

    A verse that has helped me through life is "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

Trustees, Treasurer, Clerk and Christian Education Director

The Trustees, Treasurer, and Clerk are volunteer only. They ensure that our budget in its entirety is kept secure and that finances are wisely spent. The Trustees also play a vital role in ensuring building readiness as it pertains to electrical, structural, plumbing and other maintenance needs. Whether it be salaries, monthly expenses, painting, building maintenance, or other various ministry needs, the Trustees, Treasurer, and Clerk provide a vital service to the Church and community.


    Hi– my name is Pam Platt, (Pam for short), and I have lived in the Carrollton/Dellroy area for 34 years. I have 2 grown children, 13 grandchildren, and one great grand daughter. I have been a member of CCC for 32 years and active in the children’s ministry. I’m looking forward to being a board trustee and looking after my church and church family.

    ‘I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me.’ Philippians 4:13

  • Ken Vandegrift, Board trustee

    Married to Christy for 24yrs , Children: Britany, Alyssa, & Amber. 

    Grandchildren:Khloe & Nathan.

    Occupation: field service engineer for CommonSpirit Health.

    Serving my third term as Trustee.

    Hobbies: fishing


    David Sevek, I am married to Robin and have 3 grown children and 2 grandchildren.  I have been a Christian for over 30 years. I enjoy being a handyman for the church and serving on the tech team. Some of the things I enjoy doing are woodworking, golfing, hunting, barbecuing and spending time with family. I have resided in Carroll County for 38 years.

  • Teddy Stephens, TRUSTEE

    Teddy and his wife, Laurie, both serve faithfully. Teddy is a board trustee, and both are PreK & Sunday School teachers and P.U.F.F. puppet ministry leaders. Laurie is also CCC's nursery coordinator.

  • adrian tharp, TRUSTEE

    Adrian is an amazing servant. He's involved in so many different building projects around the church, is faithful to handle landscaping, and just lights up a room when he enters it. He's married to Rhonda, they have 3 children and 8 grandchildren.


    Hi there! My name is Bo Hysong. I'm married to my wonderful wife, Sue, and have been a member of Christ Community Church for 15 years. I am also a Trustee at the church. I've been in the asphalt paving business for 45 years and started a paving business in my mid twenties. From there, I started a consulting firm and then sold that business. I continue to consult for realty companies designing parking lots and writing specs. I enjoy mowing and spending time with family.

  • margie herrington, board clerk & Christian Education director

    Met Jesus in 1994 at Christ Community Church and I've been a member of Christ Community Church for 25 years. “Adulteens” Christian Education teacher, Married to Carl for 40 years, 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren, Enjoy farming, baking, reading and gardening, Carl and I own a small farm and raise Hereford cattle.

  • Janet Piecynski, BOARD treasurer

    Janet's husband is Jim and they have two children and seven grandchildren. She worked nearly 40 years in retail management. She has been a member of Christ Community Church for about 20 years, and and the treasurer at our church since 2006.

  • Jean Kohler, Ministry Support Assistant (MSA)

    I was married to Jeff on May 10th, 1980 and we raised 3 daughters. We enjoy our church and our grandchildren. I'm Christ Community Church's Ministry Support Assistant (MSA) and have always centered my life around Christ and His Word! I also love to do missions work and have had the honor of doing mission work domestically and abroad.

    MSA office: or Missions: