As a church, here's what we believe...
We believe that when you live for more Faith, Family and Service, you are living a holistic God-centered life and can find a deep sense of purpose and significance. The type of life we see play out in John 10:10 is the one we want for everyone that comes to this church. "The thief comes to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly."
Why Faith, Family and Service? Good question! Faith is the bedrock upon which all the others are built. And we base those values squarely upon God's Word, the Bible. When you live for more faith, it is an indicator that God has full control of your life and His Word is the blue-print by which you live.
There's nothing like feeling a part of a family; to have a sense of belonging that when you aren't around, people miss you. And just like every family is diverse and dynamic, we believe that when you have more family in your life, it increases your desire for community and allows you to see and experience a world bigger than yourself.
The best way to get yourself off your mind is to focus on the needs of others. An increase of service reflects that heart of God who came to the world to serve and not be served. And whether near or far, more service has a peculiar and lovely way of bringing a smile to your face.
Aaron Tredway became Fellowship's Lead Pastor in July 2017. After his graduation from California State University, Stanislaus, in 1998, he played soccer in the top professional leagues throughout North America, Africa and Asia. Before joining Fellowship's Staff, he spent 13 years ministering with Ambassadors Football. He and his wife, Ginny, were married in 2011. They have one son - Noah.
Executive Pastor | Worship & Creative
Matt comes to Fellowship after serving 14 years at Joyce Meyer Ministries. While there, he served as the Editor for ministry print pieces, traveled to conferences as Road Producer, led worship, and arranged talent for the conference weekends, including Matt Redman, Chris Tomlin, and Natalie Grant. He graduated from Lee University with a BA in English. He and his wife Anna were married in 2004 and have 3 kids—Londyn, Beckham and Kellan.
Executive Pastor | Church Life
Joe joined Fellowship Staff in 2011. He has a BA in Bible/Missions from Cedarville University and an MA in Marriage & Family Therapy from Liberty University. Joe has a passion for learning and growing himself and helping leaders to be effective ministers. He and his wife, Aime, have six children - Nadia, Geneva, Elana, Jay, Jada, and Danny.
Margo Most has been on staff at Fellowship since 2010. She is passionate about meeting people where they are and helping them grow in their faith and connect here at Fellowship. Margo grew up in Chagrin. She and her husband, Gary have 3 daughters; Madison, Sarah, and Hannah.
Worship & Events Coordinator
Jennifer started attending Fellowship and serving on the worship team in 2015 after she and her husband, Adam, were married. She has always had a love for music and has been singing her whole life. After teaching for nine years, she changed careers and joined Fellowship staff. She and Adam have two children: Isaac and Grace
Guest Relations Coordinator
Joan Gallagher, Guest Relations Coordinator, joined staff in May 2018. Her desire is to see that each person who walks in Fellowship's doors knows they are loved by God and welcomed into the community. Joan is committed to making Fellowship a safe and secure place to worship. She has a BA in psychology and went through specialized training in safety and security for churches and schools. Joan is married to Ed and has three married children and one grandchild.
Valerie has been attending Fellowship since 1987 and joined Staff in 1988. She graduated from Cedarville University with a degree in Public Administration. Valerie coordinates communication for the staff and church family, and creates many of our publications. Her passion is to support church and staff leaders, and her attention to detail and commitment to excellence keep the church office running seamlessly.
Delene serves as Office Manager. She and her husband, Kirt, are transplants from the Chicagoland area where Delene served at Western Springs Baptist Church. Her spiritual gifts include administration, helps, and encouragement which she enjoys employing at Fellowship! Kirt & Delene have two grown children.
Ellyn joined Fellowship Staff in October 2018 as an intern. She graduated from Kent State with a BA in Special Education. Her and her husband Jeff have served for years in Youth and Missions. They have one daughter- Kelly.
Jennifer joined Fellowship Staff in April 2015. She has a BS in Business Administration/Finance from The University of Akron. Her role at Fellowship includes administration of the budget and finances of the church. She and her husband, Christopher, have one daughter - Ari.
Before joining Fellowship's Staff in 2015, Allan worked as a machinist for 20+ years. You can find him throughout the week working on various aspects of the building, as well as dealing with contractors and service providers. he and his wife, Sherry, were married in 1978. They have two daughters and three grandchildren.
RON & LINDA DERECSKEY
Ron & Linda are founding members of Fellowship. They joined Fellowship's custodial staff in 1999. They have served in many capacities over the years, including teaching Sunday school, serving in Pioneer Clubs, and being on the Facility Team. They both graduated from Kenston High School and were married in 1960. Ron & Linda have four children: Chris (deceased), Dan, Jill, and David and many grandchildren.