Our Elders believe in biblical leadership...
It's not just about budgets, buildings and policies. Fellowship's Elders are committed to prayer, fasting, community, and encouragement as they set the pace and direction of the church. Accessible and open, Elders welcome the opportunity to model how to live out the mission, vision, and values of the church.
David & Linda Chittock have been married for 30+ years and have three adult sons: Kendrick, Cameron, and Connor, plus two adult “sons” from Kenya: Wahinya and Kimani. They currently serve at Fellowship on the Emerge local ministry team and take part in weekly Bible studies. David works for Incentra in Chagrin Falls and Linda is an interior designer. Their family values have been Faith, Family, Education, and Service, and they seek to serve at Fellowship with that same biblically-based mind-set.
Matt Clark (non-voting)
Matt & Anna Clark moved to the area in 2018 to join Staff as Worship & Creative Media Pastor. Previously, Matt served for 14 years at Joyce Meyer Ministries as the editor for ministry print pieces, road producer for conferences, and worship leader. He graduated from Lee University with a BA in English. He and his wife Anna were married in 2004 and have three children: Londyn, Beckham and Kellan.
Matt & Christine Davidson have attended Fellowship since moving to Chagrin Falls in 2004. Matt grew up here and graduated from Chagrin Falls High School, returning to raise his family after living in Shaker Heights for many years. Matt is a business owner, running a sales agency for industrial engineered components. They have two children: Matthew and Andrew. Matt & Christine have served in numerous areas at Fellowship, including leading large group for the children’s ministry. Matt taught K-1 Sunday school for 10 years and Christine led children’s worship and mentored youth through the Joyful Noise ministry for 5+ years. They participate in several small groups at Fellowship and serve on the Guest Relations Team. Matt also assists with the Worship Tech Team and has participated in numerous mission trips. Matt & Christine have a passion for serving God’s children, both young and old.
Aaron DeLoach (non-voting)
Aaron & Lauryn were married in 2007; Aaron joined Staff as Ministries Pastor in 2017 after serving as youth pastor in two of America's largest churches. His heart breaks for those who don’t know Jesus, and he has a passion to see the church live out her fullest potential. Aaron is active in global missions with Ambassadors Football and studied Communication & Religion at Florida Southern College, as well as graduating from Kaleo Biblical School of Leadership. Aaron & Lauryn have three children: Kingston, Canaan, and Phoenix.
Tom, a mechanical engineer and former Christian school teacher, gave his life to Christ in 1972 at the age of eight. In the past, Tom has served the Kingdom as a children’s leader, singles’ Bible study leader, adult Sunday school teacher, Christian school board chairman, and deacon board chairman. He currently enjoys mentoring and encouraging others through one-on-one discipleship. Tom’s wife Jacqueline also serves in ministry as a Bible Study Fellowship group leader, and she holds a weekly Bible study at a local nursing home. Tom and Jacquie recently celebrated their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary and have four grown children, ages 17 to 23. Their family began attending Fellowship in 2008.
Kirt & Delene Kirtland came to Cleveland in 2003 from Chicago and began attending Fellowship the next year. They have two grown children: Brandon lives in Akron and Morgan and her husband, Jason, reside in Denver, Colorado. Kirt is doing CFO work for the Lantern Group. Delene is on staff at Fellowship as the Project Coordinator. Kirt has previously served as an Elder, a member of the Senior Pastor Search Team, and continues to serve on the Guest Relations Team and as a Fellowship Group leader.
Jim & Audrey Kristoff were high school sweethearts and were married at Fellowship. They chose Fellowship as their family’s church home in 2007 and have been attending since then. Jim has served as an Elder, teacher, facilitator for DNA, youth ministry leader, and Fellowship Group leader. Jim directs product marketing & development at a global manufacturing company on Cleveland’s west side and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Manufacturing Management. Jim and Audrey have three children: Amanda, Nathan, and Joelle. They enjoy traveling and spending time at their lake house with family and friends.
Joe McGinnis (non-voting)
Joe & Aime were married in 1996. Joe joined Fellowship staff in 2011 and serves as Church Life Pastor. He has a BA in Bible/Missions from Cedarville University and an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University, and does much of Fellowship's pastoral counseling. Joe & Aime have six children: Nadia, Geneva, Elana, Jay, Jada, and Danny.
Tony & Lisa Mellone have attended Fellowship since 2012 when they moved from Southern California with Tony's position at Nestle. They have three sons: Anthony, David, and Evan. Tony currently serves as an Elder; he also is a member of the Guest Relations team. Lisa is our Fellowship Kids Coordinator and is active with our GO Team. Their sons have been part of and/or have served in Fellowship Kids and Youth.
Aaron & Ginny Tredway were married in 2011. They spent the first three years of married life in Ginny’s home country, South Africa, and moved to Chagrin Falls in the summer of 2013. Aaron is Fellowship's Lead Pastor. He also serves with Ambassadors Football, a ministry that seeks to facilitate community transformation through football (soccer) around the world. Ginny works at Cleveland Research Company and loves the opportunity to be a witness for Christ in the marketplace. Aaron & Ginny have one son: Noah.
Jay Whitmer, Chair
Jay & Courtney Whitmer have two children: Jonathan and Cady. They have been serving in various leadership roles at Fellowship since moving to Chagrin Falls in 2005, including small group leaders, women’s leadership team, and facilitating parenting classes. Jay has a passion for the gospel in both the marketplace and the local community. He also serves on the board at Scranton Road Ministries. Courtney has a heart for reaching out to women for Christ, particularly young moms in the Chagrin Valley through Bible studies, group discussions, and service opportunities.
Chris & Charlotte Woofter have three boys: Samuel, Henry, and Holden. The family has attended Fellowship since moving into Chagrin Falls for Chris's job in the school district. Both Chris and Charlotte have loved Jesus from their teens and have grown in their faith as they have humbly learned to follow Jesus. Chris & Charlotte serve in Fellowship Kids, teaching the K-1 class. They love Fellowship Groups and have a heart for growth in this ministry area.