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 the 2nd of four boys. I found the Lord in 1976 after a friend of mine preached Christ to me in high school. I graduated from Carrollton High School in 1977. My wife, Jean and I were married on May 10th 1980. We raised 3 daughters. We are now both retired, enjoying our church and our grandchildren. 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.


    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

  • Joe Beasley, BOARD Elder

    I was humbled when approached by church leaders and asked if I would consider serving as an Elder (in training).  It was not a decision, I took lightly.  Shari and I spent many hours thinking about the spiritual responsibility and our worthiness for the task.  Ultimately, we jointly decided it was something that should be embraced because of our strong desire to serve the Lord and his people at Christ Community Church. 

    Shari and I moved to Dellroy, Ohio in June of 2019.  Our decision to leave Nichols, NY and our church family at Calvary’s Love Church was prompted by my retirement and a desire to be closer to our families. Having five of our ten grandchildren living nearby was also a persuasive benefit. 

    Both Shari and my journey to a faith and trust in the Living God began when we were young.  

    To say I was guided and nurtured into the Kingdom of God by a godly mother would be an understatement.  From the earliest days of my life her devotion to the Savior was evident in all she did. Her trust and faith in Christ was infectious and I desired what she had.  As such, I made a public commitment to Christ following the preaching of a guest evangelist at the First Baptist Church in Turtle Creek, PA when I was 12 years old.  

    Over the years, my faith and trust in the Savior has grown. 

    In spite of innumerable dangers, toils and snares along the way, Christ has proven himself more than faithful.  

    On July 9th of 2018, I suffered what doctor’s call “The Widow Maker” heart attack.  During the 48 hours that followed the initial event, I experienced four cardiacs arrests.  On three of those occasions, doctors approached my wife, advised her I was not responding to resuscitation efforts and asked her when they should stop.  Mersa, Phenomena, Septus and Kidney Failure followed over the next three weeks.  My existence and presence in the land of the living can only be attributed to God Almighty and the prayers of His people.

    Over the years, I have served in a lay capacity in all of the churches I have attended.  I have been blessed with the privilege of sharing God’s Word in churches, nursing homes and prisons as well as on a number of mission trips.  It is both Shari and my prayer that God will give us the wisdom and knowledge necessary to feed and nurture His congregation at Christ Community Church.  

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.

  • John Little, trustee

    I am semi-retired. I've been a carpenter all my life. I married my wife, Sally, in 1969. We have three adult children and two grandkids. We serve this church however we can.


    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, TRUSTEE & 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.

  • HEATHER KIKO, BOARD treasurer

    I started attending Christ Community Church in 2013 when our family was invited to the community dinner. From there my husband, Geno, and I never looked back and became members shortly after. Our family found a relationship with God because of this church and it has been great for us and our 3 children Ryan, Levi, and Kalye. I recently became the Treasurer after I felt a calling to fill the position. I work with Kids Church and teach Sunday School on occasion.

    "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible..." Matthew 19:26

  • Jean Kohler, Ministry Support Assistant (MSA)

    Hi there! I have been a life-long resident of Carroll County, marrying my high school best friend, Jeff in 1980. We have three beautiful daughters, three awesome son-in-laws and two grandchildren, Kinzy & Asher. We came to CCC in 2017, where I began serving as a guitarist for the worship team. Jeff and I developed a short-term missions ministry and serve as its directors. I retired from public service in 2020 and was blessed to begin serving as the MSA, a job I enjoy every day!  "But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope:

    The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." Lam. 3:21-23.

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