Ohio Conference

Ohio Lorain Church Plant

Story by Heidi Shoemaker

October 19, 2019, marked the beginning of a very special day in the life of Elyria church members’ efforts in the Cleveland area. It was the first Sabbath worship service for the Lorain church plant meeting, where 31 people enjoyed Sabbath fellowship.

The Lorain church plant, a part of the vision for Disciple Ohio, is a result of the dedicated members of the Elyria church, pastored by Marius Marton and assisted by Disciple Ohio pastor Randy Barber.

Story by Darren Wilkins

It is with great sadness that I share with you the passing of our beloved grades 3 and 4 teacher and alumna Mrs. Kimberly Geach Orr (’06) on November 19, due to flu complications. Orr taught at Spring Valley Academy (SVA) for the past seven-and-a-half years, and the school has already felt the void left by her unexpected departure.

The memory of her radiant smile, easy laugh and dedicated teaching will live on for a long time in all of us. Orr leaves behind her husband, Cameron, and 2-year-old daughter, Scarlett. She will be sadly missed by her family, students and friends, but we rejoice because we have that “Blessed Hope” to meet her again one day!

Roy Simpson is Ohio Conference's new treasurer.

Story by Heidi Shoemaker/Ricardo Bacchus

This week the Ohio Conference Executive Committee voted Roy Simpson to be the conference's new treasurer. He comes highly recommended by conference finance and personnel committees, as well as by treasury colleagues.

Simpson has been with the Ohio Conference since 2015, serving as assistant treasurer before becoming interim treasurer this fall. 

More information about Simpson to come. 

 

 

Historia de Heidi Shoemaker

Ron Halvorsen Jr, presidente de la Conferencia de Ohio, aceptó una invitación de la Conferencia de Washington para regresar al ministerio pastoral. Halvorsen y su esposa Beth "Buffy" Verico Halvorsen, han servido en la Conferencia de Ohio desde febrero del 2014. Durante su mandato como presidente, Halvorsen se ha centrado en la oración, el discipulado y los jóvenes.

Professional chef Mark Anthony provides a cooking school training, hosted by the Findlay church.

Story by Michael Stough II

Throughout the yearlong journey with Disciple Ohio—a complete member involvement initiative—Ohio Conference church members have been encouraged to think big and outside the box. The Findlay (Ohio) church took this to heart and recently hosted a cooking school by noted professional chef Mark Anthony. They began the planning stages during the summer months, to put invitations into the hands of fairgoers at the Hancock County Fair.