Position: Senior Minister Family: Married to Teresa since 1984, 4 children: Brandyn, Kristyn, Jordyn, Brooklyn. Hometown: Harrison, Ohio Educational Background: BS Christian Ministries, Cincinnati Christian University Career Background: I began my career as the Youth Minister at the Miamitown Church of Christ, Miamitown, OH in 1984 while still in college. From there, I became the Youth and Education Minister with the Ripley Church of Christ, Big Prairie, OH. After 8 years in that capacity, I became the Senior Minister, serving for 5 years. In 2000, Bright Christian Church, Lawrenceburg, Indiana called me to be the Associate Minister. Following 9 years in that capacity, I returned to Ripley Church in June 2009 to be the Senior Minister. Best Part of Ministry: Being able to see lives changed. It's exciting to see how God works and uses people to influence people. Specifically, I like being able to be used in many different ways; not being locked into the same routine. Hobbies: Coaching baseball and softball. Auto racing. Tractor Pulls. Fishing. Spending time with my family traveling. Cruising!!, my two grandsons Brooks and Levi. Interesting tid-bit: I like to cook. I get terrible motion sick just riding in a car but I enjoy cruising on a ship.
Position: Associate MinisterWorship & Students Family: Married to Ariel for 6 years, Liam, Aslyn Hometown: Booming metropolis of Glenmont, Ohio Educational Background: BS Worship Ministry and Bible, Kentucky Christian University Career Background: After graduation, I moved to Naples, FL and served as Creative Arts Minister at Naples Christian Church from June 2008 - January 2012. In February 2012 I moved back to the area I grew up in and began my ministry at Ripley Church of Christ. Best Part of Ministry: Leading people to worship and seeing them pour their hearts out to God. I love seeing them connect to God though different avenues of art/music. I also love getting people involved int community through small groups and seeing them become family with their brothers and sisters in Christ. Hobbies: Obviously music, spending time with my family, watching movies, reading, and cheering on the Buckeyes, Indians, Browns, and Cavs. Interesting tid-bit: I can sing in 5 different languages
Position: Children's Ministry Coordinator Family: Married to Grant for since 2002, 3 daughters: Ryleigh, Morgan, Jaiden Hometown: Ashland, Ohio Educational Background: Licensed Practical Nurse since 2006 Career Background: After graduating nursing school, I got a job in a pediatric office and fell in love with working with kids. I have worked with all age groups in my nursing career but peds was my favorite. After a back injury and not being able to work in the medical field again, God led me to working more in the church with our youth group and preschool aged kids. Best Part of Ministry: I love seeing young kids recalling Bible stories from memory and understanding them in their own words. It is also heartwarming to see them really worship, closing their eyes, raising their hands, singing their little hearts out. Hobbies: I really love to cook. I enjoy reading, painting and watching Grey’s Anatomy reruns. My favorite season is summer because I wear flip flops all the time. Interesting tid-bit: I am really good at claw machine games.
Family: Married to Keith Marcum (May 23, 1981). Keith works at Stahl in Wooster, Ohio. We have three grown sons: Rod, Kris & Andrew. Rod lives in Brinkhaven, Ohio with 3 of our grandchildren, Keira, Kenna & Klarke. Kris and his wife Adrianne live in Austin, Texas; Andrew and his wife Jennifer live in Wooster, Ohio with our youngest grandchild, Avery.
Hometown: Wooster, Ohio
Educational Background: Graduated in 1977 from AllenEastHigh School in Lafayette, Ohio.
Career Background: Began my office career February of 1980 at the Wayne County Clerk of Courts and most recently worked for the Wayne County Municipal Court as the Judges' secretary.
Best Part of Ministry: Seeing people put their faith into practice (Ripley Has Left the Building) & being able to work in a great atmosphere
Hobbies: reading, scrapbooking
Interesting tid-bits: I really would really love to learn a second language
Ripley Church of Christ, 12298 County Road 330, Big Prairie, OH 44611 330.567.2320