Forest Hill Church is led by volunteer members through six Session Ministries and the Deacon Ministry. Our Circle of Connections shows how these programs connect with one another.
The Ministry of Worship collaborates with the pastors and music director to imagine and present engaging worship services. They design the communion table arrangements for special services, arrange the Sanctuary decorations, and handle the behind-the-scenes details that add much to the celebration of worship. They also coordinate the ushers who greet and hand out bulletins every Sunday.
2018 Elder Seth Ungemach
2019 Elder Dorothy Herd
2020 Elder Linda Martin
Beth Garrett, Barry Hartz, Karen Loughridge
Usher Team: Roger Heineman
Audio Team: Dave Bell, Robert Brock, LaDon Headen, Steve Marunowski
Vocation & Leadership Development:
helps members grow in faith, discover their call, and live out their faith. They coordinate 3 teams:
Church Growth: 2019 Elder Lia Clement, Sheryl Dugard, Rachel Martinez-Finn, Peg Weissbrod, Diana Woodbridge
Leadership Development: 2019 Elder Leslie Clement
Nominating: 2018 Elder Julie Lustic, Jane Frederick, Ron Schmidt
Education & Spiritual Formation:
supports the education and spiritual development of the adults, youth and children of Forest Hill through the:
Adult Education Team: 2020 Elder Pat Seeders, Alex Heston, Pat Jenkins, Ann Williams
Youth Core Team: Shannon Headen, Dir. of Youth Ministries;
Children’s Ministry Team: 2018 Elder Laurie Logan, Amy Dillenbeck, Paolo Iannerelli, Jed Koops, Liz Wollaeger, Dir. of Children’s Ministries Kate Burleigh,
Justice & Mission:
supports programs and activities addressing local and global social justice issues.
2018 Elder Jessica Kelly, 2019 Elder Jennifer Blakeney, 2020 Elder Mark Chupp
Danielle Cosgrove, Margie Glaros, Mike Glaros, Ajah Hales, Quentin Smith
Abundant Food Pantry: Paul Jennings
Earth Care Team: Dave Neff
GCC (Greater Cleveland Congregations) Core Team: Jennifer Blakeney, Scott Lafferty, Diana Woodbridge
RIC (Race and Inclusion Committee): Mark Chupp, Barb Cloud, Kathy Hanna-Stauffer, Dorothy Herd, Ron Register, Quentin Smith, Ann Williams, Diana Woodbridge
coordinates a year-round program to promote the health of the church body-at an individual, congregation and community level-by cultivating the Spirit through awareness, gratitude, giving and actively honoring resources in our trust: our time, our talents and that which we treasure, including our natural resources.
2018 Elder Melanie Alban
2019 Elder Leslie Pendleton
2020 Elder Mark Gerteis
Members: Dave Burleigh, Bill Ladebue, Peter Williams
run the corporate side of the church and keep everything legal: finances, contracts, and employment and personnel matters. They maintain our physical facilities insuring that the building and grounds are used both legally and as a reflection of the glory of God. Their mission is to obtain and manage the resources required for our congregation to discover, celebrate and witness to God’s love and grace.
2018 Trustees: Elder Allan Khoury, Kay Dunlap, Carol Gifford
2019 Trustees: Elder Mary McMillan, Carol Leslie, Steve Marunowski
2020 Trustees: Elder Ralph Dise, Megan Ullom
Treasurer: Graham Peters Legal Counsel: Tom Zych
Building and Grounds: Nick Baumgartner, Ann Donkin, Kay Dunlap, Carol Gifford, Steve Marunowski, Carol Scott, Jim and Pat Seeders, Mark Wedell, and Carolyn Vrtunski
Computer System: Dan Shaner, Kurt Haas
Endowment Committee: Dave Olson, moderator; Betsy Andrews, David Hunter, Clyde Loughridge, Steve Sedam, Anne Smith
care for the physical needs of the congregation–delivering meals, arranging home and hospital visits, offering coffee and donuts, providing cards people can send to a friend or neighbor and scheduling friendly greeters and helpers on Sunday mornings. The Deacons’ CARE program.
The Deacons also arrange all-church social events, keeping us connected as the body of Christ. Photos of past Deacon events.
2018: Ellen McChesney (Co-Elder Deacon), Barb Hansen (Co-Elder Deacon), Sally Davis, John Dugard, and Robin Mervine
2019: Jeanette Nemcek (Elder Deacon), Chris Bell, Wendy Brock,
2020: Jason Hidek, Mary Hosier, Margie Ravas, Rob Reynolds