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MEET THE TEAM

Meet the Connect Church leadership team!

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JASON KNIGHT | LEAD PASTOR

Jason and his wife Valerie have been involved in church since 2003 when they felt God’s calling to volunteer in the middle school department. In 2008, God called them into full-time youth ministry and Connect Youth Ministries was the result. In January of 2019 Jason’s role expanded into working with adults. While he was still involved in the direction of the youth ministry, his major focus shifted too discipleship, family ministries and Life Group development. In November 2019 Jason was installed as the Lead Pastor of Connect Church.


Jason has a Masters degree in Christian Ministry and Pastoral Studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary as well as an Associates and Bachelors degree in Fine Arts and Religion from Liberty University. He also has an Associates degree in Graphic Design with Honors from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.


Jason and Valerie have four children, Gavin, Alyson, Lincoln & Wilson, as well as a desire to see life change in people by helping them move toward a stronger connection with God.



Email: jk@connectchurch.xyz

RANDY VANDEMARK | WORSHIP PASTOR & PRODUCTION

Randy grew up in central Michigan in a family that loves to sing, and he continues to spend his days promoting God’s praise as the Worship Pastor for our Classic service. With almost 30 years of music ministry in Louisville KY, Erie PA, Mansfield OH, and Cleveland OH, he joined the team in September of 2011. Pastor Randy holds a Masters in Church Music degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. When investing in the life and service of those that attend the Classic Service, sing in the choir, or play on the praise team, Randy knows he is doing what God has called him to do. His favorite verse says, “Whatever you do, in word or deed, do all for the glory of God.” (I Cor.10:31)

 

Randy and his wife, Cyndy, have two adult daughters, Rebecca and Jennifer.


Email: rv@connectchurch.xyz

LARRY KNIGHT | ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF CARE MINISTRY & FACILITIES DIRECTOR

Email: lk@connectchurch.xyz


MIKEY MCVEY | YOUTH PASTOR

Mikey McVey joined the Connect Church leadership team in 2018 as the Intern Youth Coordinator and now is in charge of Connect Youth as the Youth Pastor. Mikey is currently completing his Bachelor's degree in Biblical and Theological Studies at Liberty University. In his free-time he loves playing sports, hanging out with his friends and family, and building relationships with those who God places in his life. He's a huge history buff and former baseball player, so feel free to ask him about it! Mikey is passionate about connecting middle school and high school students to Christ, community, and purpose - as his life was transformed in huge ways when God got ahold of him when he himself was a high school student.


e-mail: mgm@connectchurch.xyz

Ph: 330-745-8824 ext. 224

SUE KUHN | LEAD ADMIN & KIDS MINISTRY ADMIN

e-mail: sk@connectchurch.xyz

Ph: 330-745-8824 ext. 204

ROXANNE GORHAM | ACCOUNTING & FINANCE

e-mail: rg@connectchurch.xyz

Ph: 330-745-8824 ext.212

MICHELE MCLAUGHLIN | WOMEN'S MINISTRY & MINISTRY OUTREACH

e-mail: mm@connectchurch.xyz

VALERIE KNIGHT | NURSERY COORDINATOR

e-mail: vk@connectchurch.xyz

LAUREN KALIL | MEDIA SPECIALIST & YOUTH MINISTRY ADMIN

e-mail: lgk@connectchurch.xyz

Ph: 330-745-8824

JORDAN LACY | COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

e-mail: jl@connectchurch.xyz

Ph: 330-745-8824

MICHAEL NOLAND | WORSHIP LEADER : MODERN SERVICE

e-mail: mn@connectchurch.xyz