Senior Office

Tim Armstrong

Senior Pastor

Tim Armstrong

 
Senior Pastor Tim Armstrong earned an undergraduate degree in pre-seminary studies at Cedarville University and a graduate degree in theology at Dallas Theological Seminary. Tim is prolific teacher who has been preaching for nearly 2 decades in north central and north-eastern Ohio. He and his wife Michelle were married in 1991 and have twin daughters, McKenna Kate and Isabelle Grace and a son, Jack Hudson. Tim is an avid cyclist, skier & hunter.

Tammy Kennedy

Executive Assistant

Tammy Kennedy

Executive Assistant
330.315.5606
tammy.kennedy@thechapel.life
 
Tammy has been on staff for 12 years and currently serves as Executive Assistant to Pastors Tim Armstrong & Jim Mitchell. She works directly with these two men, however, she calls all the Pastors on staff “her boys.” She is married to Garth and is grateful to have a family that follows after Christ! Although she wasn’t blessed with her own children, you’ll find her holding babies or chasing after toddlers of staff members. She loves to squeeze them! In her off time you can find her reading, boating or jet skiing with Garth, traveling to see family or friends or home on her back deck!
Isaiah 40:31
Hebrews 12:1-3
Psalm 118:14
 

Jim Mitchell

Executive Pastor

Jim Mitchell

Executive Pastor
330.315.5606
jim.mitchell@thechapel.life
 
 
Jim serves alongside Pastor Tim as his Chief of Staff, which is similar to an Executive Pastor role. Prior to this, he spent 24 years as a Worship Pastor at The Chapel.  Jim enjoys the outdoors with family and friends -- especially hunting, camping, and hiking.  And despite having lived in Ohio since 1991, he remains loyal to his place of birth as a Wolverine fan.

Steve Browning

Executive Director, The Worthy Walk

Steve Browning

Executive Director, The Worthy Walk
330.315.5435
steve.browning@thechapel.life
 
Steve has been involved in video production for over 25 years and has been in full time tech ministry since 2002 working as a technical director, video director, video editor, lighting designer and now radio producer. Prior to coming to The Chapel he was the Media Coordinator at Crossroads Community Church. After serving as Director of Production Arts for a year and a half, he felt led to go full time as executive director and producer for Pastor Armstrong’s national radio program, The Worthy Walk. He grew up (using that phrase loosely) in many places around the globe including Germany, New Mexico, Minnesota, Alaska and that state up north. He tends to grow bored with his hair on a regular basis. In his spare-time he watches too much television and likes spending lazy summer days in his pool...which hasn’t worked out well with all the cold weather areas he has lived in.
John 11:35

Campus Pastors

Tim Armstrong

Senior Pastor

Tim Armstrong

Senior Pastor
330.315.5606
tim.armstrong@thechapel.life

Mike Castelli

Green Campus Pastor

Mike Castelli

Zac Derr

Wadsworth Campus Pastor

Zac Derr

Jacob Ley

Kenmore Campus Pastor

Jacob Ley

Stephen Neumeyer

Cuyahoga Falls Campus Pastor

Stephen Neumeyer

Cuyahoga Falls Campus Pastor
stephen.neumeyer@thechapel.life
Cuyahoga Falls Campus Website coming soon

Management Team

Tim Armstrong

Senior Pastor

Tim Armstrong

 
Senior Pastor Tim Armstrong earned an undergraduate degree in pre-seminary studies at Cedarville University and a graduate degree in theology at Dallas Theological Seminary. Tim is prolific teacher who has been preaching for nearly 2 decades in north central and north-eastern Ohio. He and his wife Michelle were married in 1991 and have twin daughters, McKenna Kate and Isabelle Grace and a son, Jack Hudson. Tim is an avid cyclist, skier & hunter.

Jim Mitchell

Executive Pastor

Jim Mitchell

Executive Pastor
330.315.5606
jim.mitchell@thechapel.life
 
 
Jim serves alongside Pastor Tim as his Chief of Staff, which is similar to an Executive Pastor role. Prior to this, he spent 24 years as a Worship Pastor at The Chapel.  Jim enjoys the outdoors with family and friends -- especially hunting, camping, and hiking.  And despite having lived in Ohio since 1991, he remains loyal to his place of birth as a Wolverine fan.

Anthony Hubin

Pastor of Creative Arts

Anthony Hubin

Pastor of Creative Arts
330.315.5514
anthony.hubin@thechapel.life
 
Anthony began serving on staff as Interim Worship Pastor in October 2014. He later moved into his current role as Pastor of Creative Arts, in which he oversees all production, video, marketing and communications. He has a degree in music from Cedarville University and an M.A.R. in Biblical Studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to his beautiful wife, Andrea, and together they have a son, Clay, and a daughter, Symphony. In his spare time, Anthony enjoys playing competitive sports, hunting, fishing and watching the Denver Broncos.

Josh Lough

Pastor of Spiritual Maturity

Josh Lough

Pastor of Spiritual Maturity
330.315.5910
josh.lough@thechapel.life
 
Josh is the Pastor of Spiritual Maturity where he oversees the adult Bible fellowships (ABF’s) and all discipleship ministries. He studied Bible and theology at Moody Bible Institute and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
For the past ten years he has pastored a church he planted in Waunakee, Wisconsin.
Josh loves studying
and teaching God’s Word, spending time with his family, playing tennis, cooking, and following the Browns, Indians, Cavs, and Buckeyes.
2 Corinthians 5:21

Brent Sickel

Pastor of Family Ministry

Brent Sickel

Pastor of Family Ministry
330.315.5536
brent.sickel@thechapel.life
 
 
As the pastor of Family Ministry, Brent provides leadership and vision for age-specific ministries and the family as a whole. He earned a degree in Cross-Cultural Studies from Toccoa Falls College and a Masters in Youth Ministry Leadership from Huntington University. For the past ten years, he served as the Pastor of Student Ministries at a Chinese Church in Metro Detroit. He is passionate about walking alongside families, helping them to encounter God and develop an authentic, growing relationship with Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Brent and his wife Beth enjoy hiking with their four children Brynn, Gavin, Kade, and Elon. He is also a die-hard Buckeye fan and avid disc golfer.

Todd Schreiner

Pastor of Outreach

Todd Schreiner

Pastor of Outreach
330.315.5511
todd.schreiner@thechapel.life
Prior to becoming the Pastor of Outreach for The Chapel, Todd was the Pastor for the Chapel Internationals ministry for 10 years. Prior to that he worked for the ALIVE Christian Music Festival doing graphic and web design.  Todd has traveled to many countries doing outreach with a Christian performing arts team. Through his involvement in the church he has led numerous missions trips, both overseas and local. Todd enjoys the arts, ping pong, tinkering with tech stuff, and most of all spending time with his wonderful family.
Galatians 2:20

Adult

Josh Lough

Pastor of Spiritual Maturity

Josh Lough

Pastor of Spiritual Maturity
330.315.5910
josh.lough@thechapel.life
 
Josh is the Pastor of Spiritual Maturity where he oversees the adult Bible fellowships (ABF’s) and all discipleship ministries. He studied Bible and theology at Moody Bible Institute and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
For the past ten years he has pastored a church he planted in Waunakee, Wisconsin.
Josh loves studying
and teaching God’s Word, spending time with his family, playing tennis, cooking, and following the Browns, Indians, Cavs, and Buckeyes.
2 Corinthians 5:21

Debbie Cardy

Administrative Assistant

Debbie Cardy

Administrative Assistant
330.315.5910
debbie.cardy@thechapel.life
 
 
Debbie is the administrative support person for Community, including Spiritual Maturity, ABF's and other discipleship ministries. It is her passion to be a liaison and to help people get connected to groups where they can grow through discipleship, fellowship and service. She enjoys leading worship on Sunday mornings as well as singing for various church and community events.  She also gives private voice and guitar lessons in her music studio – S.T.A.G.E. {Showing Through the Arts God's Excellence}.  She loves to perform, direct, write, manage and attend
all types of musical and theatrical productions.  Favorite stage show is "Phantom of the Opera"...
thus the white mask. She is also a fan of  Sci-Fi movies, cooking and hosting game nights at her house.
Philippians 4:6-9

Cara Smith

Director of Women's Ministry

Cara Smith

Director of Women's Ministry
330.315.5517
cara.smith@thechapel.life
 
In addition to being the Director of Women’s Ministry, Cara has headed up Tapestry Discipleship for the past two years, and led small group Bible studies at The Chapel for over 20 years. After 12 years as a landscape designer, she is excited to be involved
in ministry to women and through women in her new role. Cara is married to Michael, and is the mother of three grown children; grandmother of one.
She is also an avid hiker, gardener, cook, tandem bicyclist and traveller.

Rhonda Birti

Assistant Director of Women's Ministry

Rhonda Birti

Assistant Director of Women's Ministry
330.315.5517
rhonda.birti@thechapel.life
 
Rhonda serves as Assistant Director of Women’s Ministry.  She grew up at The Chapel and graduated from Moody Bible Institute. She has been involved in Women’s Tapestry Discipleship for eight years and loves that her job involves relational ministry along with all things administrative. A long-time home schooler, Rhonda is now navigating the blessings and challenges of parenting adult children in faraway places.

Dan Cooper

Director of Young Adults

Dan Cooper

Director of Young Adults
330.315.5569
dan.cooper@thechapel.life
 
 
Formerly working as the intern for the High School Ministry, Dan now heads our new Young Adults Ministry alongside his wife, Tori. Dan studied his undergrad at the University of Akron for Sport Management with plans to work as an executive in professional sport. He ended his MBA pursuit halfway through in order to pursue ministry full-time and is now enrolled in seminary. He has been quoted on ESPN, which naturally makes him famous: "No autographs please."
PS - Bring it Matt Harp.
2 Corinthians 5:17

Campus Focus | College

Kevin Poest

College Pastor

Kevin Poest

College Pastor
330.315.5495
kevin.poest@thechapel.life
 
Kevin is the lead pastor of our college ministry known as Campus Focus. Kevin joined the team in 2005 after he graduated from The University of Akron, where he pole vaulted on the track team and earned a bachelors degree in civil engineering. Kevin is married to his wife, Liz and together they have one daughter who was born in 2013.

Heidi Auck

College Ministry Coordinator

Heidi Auck

College Ministry Coordinator
 
 
Heidi has been involved with Campus Focus through worship and small group leading prior to joining the team at the end of 2015. She graduated from The University of Akron in 2014 with a bachelor’s in nursing and is currently working part time at Akron Children’s Hospital. Heidi is married to her husband Reuben and enjoys exploring the outdoors, traveling, playing and writing music, and being active. She especially loves donuts, ball caps and beanies, and having a good conversation over a delicious drink.

Joe Novak

College Resident

Joe Novak

College Resident
 
Prior to becoming a resident with Campus Focus, Joe attended the University of Akron, and graduated with a Mechanical Engineering degree. He was a small group leader for 4 years in the college ministry and especially enjoyed leading students spiritually. Joe enjoys playing all types of sports, but most enjoys playing soccer with people on campus.

Stephanie Merchant

College Resident

Stephanie Merchant

College Resident
 
Steph graduated from The University of Akron with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences. She attended Campus Focus as a student and now serves as a Worship Leader and Resident on staff. Right now, she's earning a Masters of Biblical Studies degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. She loves drinking coffee, hanging out with college students, and the city of Akron. 
 

Campus Operations

Gary Pierce

Director of Volunteerism

Gary Pierce

Director of Volunteerism
330.315.5441
gary.pierce@thechapel.life
 
Gary’s personal mission statement is, "Changing Lives For Good". He spent 15 years in Student Ministry in Kentucky and most recently 6 years in business that brought him and his family to Akron in 2014 where his focus was on recruiting and training. Gary has volunteered in the Children’s Ministry at The Chapel as Small Group Coach, Storyteller and Substitute Small Group Leader. He and his wife, Emily, have two daughters, Lily and Ruby. As a family, they enjoy bowling and biking together.

Rhonda Neumeyer

Campus Manager

Rhonda Neumeyer

Campus Manager
330.315.5503
rhonda.neumeyer@thechapel.life
 
Rhonda has been on staff for over 29 years, serving our kids and families. Rhonda has been married for over 40 years to her high school sweetheart, Gary. They have 2 wonderful sons who have given them great daughters-in-law and EIGHT fantastic grandchildren. During her spare time, she loves to bake.

Kathy Stewart

Administrative Assistant

Kathy Stewart

Administrative Assistant
330.315.5448
kathy.stewart@thechapel.life
 
Kathy is part of the Administration Team for the Akron Campus. She coordinates the terrific group of volunteers serving at the Information Center. She also gives administrative support to the Facilities Team and
to Sports Ministry at the Campus. Outside of her Chapel responsibilities,
she spends time working out with friends at the YMCA.  Her favorite activity is being with her husband, granddaughter, and other family members at home.
Ephesians 5:1-2

Vince Peteya

Director of Facilities

Vince Peteya

Director of Facilities
330.315.5605
vince.peteya@thechapel.life
 
 
Vince has been a member
of the Chapel since 1978
and on staff since 2001. Vince and his lovely wife,
Deb were married over 35 years ago at The Chapel
and have 3 children
and 1 granddaughter.
In his spare time he likes
to garden and do small projects with their granddaughter.

Patrick Zampelli

Facilities Supervisor

Patrick Zampelli

Facilities Supervisor
330.315.5452
patrick.zampelli@thechapel.life
 
 
Patrick has been on staff with The Chapel for over 8 years and a member for 10.  He’s the second son of four boys and although he loves kids, has none of his own but you can catch him holding a baby or laughing with the kids in the halls often. 

Todd Kovach

HVAC Specialist

Todd Kovach

HVAC Specialist
330.315.5448
 
 
"Sammy" as he is known around the building, has served 30 years at The Chapel in the Facilities Department. He is our HVAC specialist, and also serves in a variety of other capacities. He lives with his wife Katy and his 13-year-old daughter Alison. 

Todd Sharkey

IT Manager

Todd Sharkey

 
Todd is the IT Manager for The Chapel’s three campuses and Camp Carl. Todd and his wife, Linda, have four children (three boys and a girl). Todd has been actively involved in father/son ministry at
The Chapel for more than
15 years. He has a passion
for mentoring Jr High and High School kids through coaching basketball and teaching history class for
a local homeschool group.
Romans 12:2

Micah Bucy

IT Specialist

Micah Bucy

 
Micah is an IT Specialist for The Chapel. He is a missionary kid, having spent 14 years in the Philippines, leaving with monkey bite scars and an appreciation for cultural difference. Originally aiming to be a chemical engineer, God switched his gears after he took a programming class and Micah ended up with a degree in computer science with a minor in mathematics from Wheaton College.
He is happy to be working at The Chapel, the church that brought his father and mother to Christ, that supported his family's missionary work, that continues to employ his father as a pastor, that provides his three sisters and their families with a place to worship, and that continues to show him what can happen when submitting to the will of God.

Jessica Berry

Hospitality Coordinator

Jessica Berry

Hospitality Coordinator
330.315.5445
jessica.berry@thechapel.life

 
 

Jeff Stout

Maintenance Technician

Jeff Stout

Maintenance Technician

 
 

Crystal James

Custodian

Crystal James


 
 

Care


Isaac Van Epps

Pastor of Care and
Counseling

Isaac Van Epps

Pastor of Care and
Counseling
330.315.5530
isaac.vanepps@thechapel.life
 
 
Prior to serving at The Chapel, Isaac served as a missionary in Nepal and India and as a chaplain in various institutions from the Army, corrections and most recently, the Hospital. His desire is to be used by God and stand with people in their moments of greatest difficultly and suffering and to offer comfort. This authentic passion has led him to the work of pastoral care. Isaac attended Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary and received a M.Div. and a B.S. in Religion/Biblical Studies. Isaac enjoys spending quality time with his wife, Eva, and his son Elijah. He also enjoys fishing, hunting, hiking and astronomy.
Matthew 25:35-40

Shelley Johnson

Administrative Assistant

Shelley Johnson

Administrative Assistant
330.315.5530
 
Shelley is excited to be the administrative assistant of The Chapel Care Department and to serve God and others in this ministry. She grew up at the Akron Baptist Temple but just returned home after 37 years of living in North Carolina. During that time, Shelley held various careers ranging from Vice President of sales for a hospital supply company to home school mom. She also maintains a cake decorating business out of her home. With a daughter living in North Carolina and a son attending Liberty University in Virginia, she is looking forward to enjoying some empty nest time with her husband Michael.
James 3:17-18

New Campus Development | Church Planting

Joshua Kass

Director of New Campus
Development

Joshua Kass

Director of New Campus
Development
330.315.5422
josh.kass@thechapel.life
 
Josh grew up in AZ and FL and still likes the snow.
He went to school to earn degrees in computer science at Arizona State University and in art at the Art Institute. He has a passion to participate in planting healthy churches saturating our communities with the love and life of Jesus. His wife, Cyndi is the most valued part of his life and job followed closely by his two wonderful daughters. He enjoys woodworking, baseball, technology, outdoors, music, movies and nerdy things like sci-fi, aviation, trains, and wood.
Ephesians 1: 1-14

Stephen Neumeyer

Church Planter in Residency

Stephen Neumeyer

Church Planter in Residency
330.315.5606
stephen.neumeyer@thechapel.life

 
Having grown up at the Chapel, Stephen joined the Chapel staff in 2016 as a Church Planter in Residency. Stephen attended the University of Akron where he studied communication and law. Prior to working at the Chapel, Stephen was an assistant prosecuting attorney for 7 years. He is a Cleveland sports fan and is a Star Wars nerd. He and his wife Melissa have been married for over 16 years and have 4 children.

Creative Arts

Anthony Hubin

Pastor of Creative Arts

Anthony Hubin

Pastor of Creative Arts
330.315.5514
anthony.hubin@thechapel.life
 
Anthony began serving on staff as Interim Worship Pastor in October 2014. He later moved into his current role as Pastor of Creative Arts, in which he oversees all production, video, marketing and communications. He has a degree in music from Cedarville University and an M.A.R. in Biblical Studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to his beautiful wife, Andrea, and together they have a son, Clay, and a daughter, Symphony. In his spare time, Anthony enjoys playing competitive sports, hunting, fishing and watching the Denver Broncos.

Jane Day

Administrative Assistant

Jane Day

Administrative Assistant
330.315.5514
jane.day@thechapel.life
 
 
Jane is the administrative assistant for the Creative Arts department. She has years of creative experience writing for magazines, politicians, corporate clients and for her husband Ron’s production company. Jane met Ron while volunteering at The Chapel. They were married here in 1982 and have two daughters – Christina, 27 and Courtney, 25.  Jane loves coffee and magazines, hiking in the Metro Parks and falling asleep during sci-fi movies – especially ones about stars or wars. 
Lamentations 3:22-23
 

Jordan Supan

Designer

Jordan Supan

Designer
 
Jordan is currently finishing up her education in graphic design at VMCAD, in Lakewood. When not at work or school, Jordan can be found at her stables where she enjoys horseback riding with her little brother. She also enjoys spending time with her 6 other siblings, mother, and fellow graphic designer father. Jordan is excited about what God has for her as she transitions from college life to young adult life.

Aaron Bechtel

Video Director

Aaron Bechtel

Video Director
330.315.5430
aaron.bechtel@thechapel.life
 
 
Aaron is a part of the Creative Arts department as the video director for the Akron Campus. In addition to overseeing the visual aspects of the worship services, he is a classically trained musician. He loves using his music background to help him design immersive and visually creative worship services. He and his wife raise three very active and growing boys. He loves watching movies and TV shows in his spare time.

Eric Slezak

Technical Director

Eric Slezak

Technical Director
330.315.5573
eric.slezak@thechapel.life
 
 
Eric has been working in Theater and Technical Production for over 10 years. After graduating from The Ohio State University with a degree in Theatre, Eric sailed off to work on a cruise line in the Entertainment department. Now he is back on solid ground, excited to join the Creative Arts team as Technical Director, and blessed to be able to use the talents he has been given to further the kingdom of God.

Ben Shbeeb

Video Producer

Ben Shbeeb

Video Producer
330.315.5575
ben.shbeeb@thechapel.life
 
 
Ben is a Video Associate in the Creative Arts department at The Chapel. He grew up in a home where he was surrounded by computers, technology, and cameras, and at a young age, he developed a love for videography and editing. He has served at Camp Carl for two summers and has enjoyed volunteering in the Family Ministry at The Chapel. Ben is  excited to be a part of the video production team, and to use the gifts God has given him to further His kingdom!
Luke 1:37

Sandy Parson

Communications Intern

Sandy Parson

Communications Intern
 
Sandy is the Communications Intern in the Creative Arts department. She is currently working her way to earning a degree in Integrated Marketing Communications at The University of Akron. Aside from that, Sandy loves adventuring with her family, a good cup of coffee, bike rides, sunflowers, her bulldog Gemma, and listening to Ben Rector. Sandy is excited to see where the Lord takes her, and to grow with the Chapel family.
Lamentations 3:22-23

Jen Hubin

Video Intern

Jen Hubin

Video Intern
330.315.5514
jen.hubin@thechapel.life
 
 
Jen joins The Chapel as a Video Production intern in the Creative Arts department. She recently graduated from the University of Northwestern - St. Paul with a Digital Media Arts / Animation degree and a deep love of serving God through storytelling. When she’s not being creative, you can find Jen petting someone’s dog, traveling to new places, and probably drinking too much tea.
Psalm 46:10

Thomas Ostroski

Video Intern

Thomas Ostroski

Video Intern
 
 

Family

Brent Sickel

Pastor of Family Ministry

Brent Sickel

Pastor of Family Ministry
330.315.5536
brent.sickel@thechapel.life
 
 
As the pastor of Family Ministry, Brent provides leadership and vision for age-specific ministries and the family as a whole. He earned a degree in Cross-Cultural Studies from Toccoa Falls College and a Masters in Youth Ministry Leadership from Huntington University. For the past ten years, he served as the Pastor of Student Ministries at a Chinese Church in Metro Detroit. He is passionate about walking alongside families, helping them to encounter God and develop an authentic, growing relationship with Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Brent and his wife Beth enjoy hiking with their four children Brynn, Gavin, Kade, and Elon. He is also a die-hard Buckeye fan and avid disc golfer.

Hannah Lamp

Administrative Assistant

Hannah Lamp

Administrative Assistant
 
Hannah is the Administrative Assistant in the Family Ministry department. She got involved with The Chapel through Campus Focus, and after that served as an intern in the Middle School department for two years. She has now expanded her focus to encompass all of Family Ministry and is functioning as ministry and office support to the entire Family team. Hannah is married to David Lamp, who is a rock-star Middle School small group leader. Together, they enjoy coffee, Azteca, being in the sunshine, coffee, sour candy, MarioKart, and trying new things... especially coffee.
James 1:17

Tim Harlos

Pastor of High School

Tim Harlos

Pastor of High School
 
 
Tim Harlos is the Senior High Pastor at the Akron Campus. He has been a youth pastor in Defiance, OH and Hudsonville, MI. He has been married to Julie since 1990, and they have two children, Allison and Caleb. He loves being active: going for hikes, riding bike, water and snow skiing, playing ultimate Frisbee, flag football, and golf to name a few sports. He believes God has created him to share the gospel with the youth of today.
Proverbs 3:5,6

Nate Brawn

Director of Middle School

Nate Brawn

Director of Middle School
330.315.5507
nate.brawn@thechapel.life
 
 
Nate is the Director of Middle School Ministry at the Akron campus. He came on full time after graduating from the University of Akron with a degree in marketing and spent two years as an intern in The Chapel’s college department. Nate’s married to his amazing wife India and loves to play tennis, rock climb, hike, bike and read.
Matthew 20:26

Karen Smith

Director of Preschool

Karen Smith

Director of Preschool
330.315.5534
karen.smith@thechapel.life
 
 
 

Jennifer Smith

Director of Elementary

Jennifer Smith

Director of Elementary
 
Jennifer is very grateful to be the Elementary Director here at The Chapel. She has been attending The Chapel for 19 years and has been a part of the Kids Ministry Department for over 15 years. She loves to share Christ to children and enjoys seeing how excited they are to come to church. She has been happily married to her husband Ed for 20 years and they love being the parents of Haylee and Micah. She also loves local outreach and is involved in the Teen Mom/Young Moms Program at First Glance. In her spare time she loves reading and watching movies.
Proverbs 3:5-6

Sally Kelly

Midweek Childcare Coordinator

Sally Kelly

Midweek Childcare Coordinator
 
I've been married to my husband, Kevin, for almost 24 years, and we have two children: Tyler (21), and Shelby (18). I home-schooled our kids for many years before they entered and graduated from public school. I've volunteered in kids' ministries in one way or another since our own kids were babies. In most recent years, I've really felt God call me to minister to the sweet babies in The Chapel nursery - as well as their families. I'm excited to be part of the current nursery team.

Shanda Gobeli

Director of Disability Ministry

Shanda Gobeli

Director of Disability Ministry
 
Shanda has been a member of The Chapel since 1995. She and her husband Tim live in West Akron, and have been deliriously happily married for seven years. They enjoy serving in disability ministry together and are passionate about helping others worship Jesus. She and Tim also travel extensively, and are devoted to spreading the love of God locally and globally.
 

Matt Harp

Family Ministry Intern

Matt Harp

Family Ministry Intern
330.315.5503
matt.harp@thechapel.life
 
 
Matt is one of the Family Ministry Interns, working primarily with Middle School. He previously studied Interpersonal Communication and Philosphy at the University of Akron. Matt is passionate about helping people discover their role in God's Kingdom, particularly students. He enjoys making and listening to music, cooking, and j-chillin' with his lovely wife, Cassie. Matt also still loves Pokémon, as an adult, and could beat Dan Cooper in a battle anytime, anyplace.
Matthew 6:33

Anginette Fullerton

Family Ministry Intern

Anginette Fullerton

Family Ministry Intern
 
Anginette is a Family Ministry Intern, working with High School. She grew up in the youth ministries at The Chapel, and there decided to pursue full-time ministry. She completed her degree in Ministry to Women at Moody Bible Institute and is thrilled to come full-circle and serve at the church where her love for ministry began. She aspires to complete a Masters Degree in Clinical Counseling in the coming years. If Anginette sang her own version of "My Favorite Things" from the Sound of Music, the song would include: Fall in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, riding the "El" through Chicago, tasting espresso at new coffee shops, speaking Spanish, and driving with windows down and hair a'flying.

Finance

Michael Johnson

Finance Director

Michael Johnson

Finance Director
330.315.5477
michael.johnson@thechapel.life
 
 
Michael came to The Chapel to serve as Director of Finance in 2016 after taking an early retirement from Unilever in North Carolina. A passionate Christ-follower with a big heart for ministry, Michael and his wife, Shelley, have two children – Haley, who works for Disney in Orlando and Jacob who will be studying worship leadership at Liberty University. The couple is excited to be returning to the Akron area , where Shelly grew up and attended the Akron Baptist Temple. 

Elayne Hazlett

Accounts Payable Coordinator

Elayne Hazlett

Accounts Payable Coordinator
330.315.5484
elayne.hazlett@thechapel.life
 
 

Justin Lile

Senior Accountant/Analyst

Justin Lile

Senior Accountant/Analyst
330.315.5483
justin.lile@thechapel.life
 
 
Justin is a Sr Accountant for all of The Chapel campuses.  Justin attended Liberty University where he graduated with a BS in Accounting and was on the student leadership team.  Justin enjoys spending time with his family, especially his wife Abby in which they enjoy hiking, running, and watching movies.  Justin enjoys various activities such as softball, golf, puzzle games, and reading.
1 Peter 1:8

Emily Crane

Accountant

Emily Crane

Accountant
 
Emily serves as an accountant for the Chapel. She graduated from the University of Akron in 2013 and worked for a large corporation for several years before joining the Chapel’s finance team. Emily got plugged in to the Chapel through Campus Focus during college and it has been a very meaningful part of her life ever since. In her spare time, Emily likes trying out new recipes, enjoying the outdoors, and spending time with her husband Ben and their two dogs.

Amy Butcher

Human Resources Manager

Amy Butcher

Human Resources Manager
330.315.5510
amy.butcher@thechapel.life
 
 
Amy is the HR Manager in Akron at The Chapel.
A member since 1997,
she joined the staff in 2006.  She loves the diversity of her role and the opportunity to serve both the staff and the congregation. Amy is a total "cat person!" She loves books, cooking (not baking) and spending time with family.

Outreach

Todd Schreiner

Pastor of Outreach

Todd Schreiner

Pastor of Outreach
330.315.5511
todd.schreiner@thechapel.life
Prior to becoming the Pastor of Outreach for The Chapel, Todd was the Pastor for the Chapel Internationals ministry for 10 years. Prior to that he worked for the ALIVE Christian Music Festival doing graphic and web design.  Todd has traveled to many countries doing outreach with a Christian performing arts team. Through his involvement in the church he has led numerous missions trips, both overseas and local. Todd enjoys the arts, ping pong, tinkering with tech stuff, and most of all spending time with his wonderful family.
Galatians 2:20

Judy Gramyka

Administrative Assistant

Judy Gramyka

Administrative Assistant
330.315.5511
judy.gramyka@thechapel.life
 
 
 

Bob Schneider

Pastor Emeritus

Bob Schneider

Pastor Emeritus
330.315.5470
bob.schneider@thechapel.life
 
Bob is Pastor Emeritus of Missions having served< on our pastoral staff for 35 years. Before joining The Chapel he was a social worker and was part of a Navigators team that began a Chapel related campus ministry at The University of Akron.  After graduating from Trinity Seminary, Bob began serving The Chapel in the area of discipleship and has visited missionaries in over 60 countries. In addition to traveling, Bob loves bicycling, tennis, and is a life-long Tolkien fanatic. He and his wife, Myra have three married sons and eight grandchildren.

Lisa Marshall

Director of Urban Ministries

Lisa Marshall

Director of Urban Ministries
330.315.5520
lisa.marshall@thechapel.life
 
Lisa is a graduate of Taylor University and has worked with children in the city of Akron for 25 years. Her passion is outreach and key lime pie. She and her husband, Mike partner in ministry with a heart to see youth come to follow Christ. Lisa also loves watching her son ,Mason play basketball and run track.

Stewardship Development

Colleen Koladzinski

Director of Stewardship Development

Colleen Koladzinski

Director of Stewardship Development
330.315.5465
colleen.koladzinski@thechapel.life
 
Colleen is the Director of Stewardship Development and has been on staff since 2002. She is an avid student of personal money management and enjoys being on a team of Christian financial counselors. Previous to her church work, she was an entrepreneur. This taught her the importance of leading people and influencing change in a highly competitive market. She is married to Steve and they are active in the lives of their adult children and grandchildren. Golfing and gardening are favorites.
John 3:16

Lil Dagilis

Administrative Assistant

Lil Dagilis

Administrative Assistant
330.315.5465
lil.dagilis@thechapel.life
 
Lil is a highly organized and detail-oriented administrative assistant in Stewardship Development with over 15 years’ experience. Providing thorough and skillful administrative support to senior executives. She has excellent communication skills, all while maintaining high ethics and confidentiality.
2 Corinthians 4:5

Dan Pais

Program Manager

Dan Pais

Program Manager
330.315.5465
dan.pais@thechapel.life
 
 
Dan is the Program Manager of the Stewardship Development. Prior to joining The Chapel Dan worked at Airgas for 29 years in a variety of jobs including Human Resources, Outside Sales, and District Manager. Dan decided to leave Airgas to pursue a career in Ministry. Dan and his wife Meg have been married for 29 years. Dan grew up in the great state of Michigan and continues to cheer for the Michigan Wolverines and is a long suffering Detroit Lions fan.

Worship

Hal Wright

Worship Leader

Hal Wright

Worship Leader
330.315.5431
hal.wright@thechapel.life
 
 
Hal has been involved in church music for 35 years, serving in various churches (including The Chapel – last century!) He has produced more than 300 full-length recordings – gaining eight gold and one platinum record in the process. Active in overseas missions, Hal has recorded worship songs in Azerbaijan, Mongolia, Malawi, Bulgaria and China. He has composed countless children’s songs and has nearly 200 choral arrangements in print. He is married with 3 daughters and 4 grandchildren.

Donna Bower

Administrative Assistant

Donna Bower

Administrative Assistant
330.315.5431
donna.bower@thechapel.life
 
 
Donna is the Administrative Assistant for the Akron Campus Production Arts and Worship Departments. She has been a part of the Worship Department for over 18 years and loves serving with the choir and orchestra.   Donna and her husband, Terry live on a farm and together they oversee Morning Star Farm Ministries where "Faith, Family, and Nature Connect."