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meet our Team

Tom Groot

Lead Pastor


Anniversary   May 4, 1996

Birthday   August 27th

Favorite Restaurant   Anywhere that serves steak

Best Vacation Ever
   New York City

Superhero Most Like You   Captain America

Favorite Book   A Tale of Three Kings

Favorite Drink   Pepsi

Favorite TV Show   Does basketball count?

Favorite Quote   "What you do in life, echoes in eternity"

Hobbies   Spending time with family and playing sports

Ken Hiser

Care Pastor


Anniversary  August 6, 1971

Birthday  May 29th

Favorite Restaurant  Kobe's Japanese Steakhouse

Best Vacation Ever  Christmas vacation in Gatlinburg, TN

Superhero Most Like You  The Green Lantern

Favorite Book  Walking in the Steps of Rabbi Jesus

Favorite Drink  Spring water from Peru, Ohio

Favorite TV Show  Ultimate Fighting

Favorite Quote  "You lived here your whole life? Not yet."

(Paul Newman in "Message in a Bottle")

Hobbies  Gardening, my backyard habitat, taking walks

Amanda Valantine

Worship Pastor


Anniversary   July 10, 1999

Birthday   June 5th

Favorite Restaurant   I just like food. Period.

Best Vacation Ever
   The Shores of Dayton Beach with my one and only hubby!

Superhero Most Like You   Wonder Woman. I wonder about a LOT of things! It's a wonder to me that God me to pastor - only He knows!

Favorite Book   The Help by Kathryn Stockett and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Favorite Drink   Seltzer Water with tangerine

Favorite TV Show   Downton Abbey, The Crown

Favorite Quote   "He is no fool who give what he can not keep, to gain what he can not lose." Jim Elliott

Hobbies   HQ Trivia/Words, Clash of Clans (with family and friends), board/card games, crocheting, paper crafting, shopping for a good deal.

Bobbie Moyer

Connections Pastor


Anniversary   September 19

Birthday   October 19

Favorite Restaurant   Longhorn or Texas Roadhouse

Best Vacation Ever
   South Beach Resort - every year!

Superhero Most Like You   Wonder Woman, of course!

Favorite Book   My Bible and Book of Mysteries by Jonathan Cahn

Favorite Drink   Vanilla Cappuccino 

Favorite TV Show   The Voice

Favorite Quote   "You can pick what you ponder." Max Lucado

Hobbies   Reading, sewing

Mandy Groot

Associate Pastor


Anniversary   May 4, 1996

Birthday   February 2 - Groundhog Day!

Favorite Restaurant   Outback and Berardi's

Best Vacation Ever
   New York City or big family getaways

Superhero Most Like You   Captain Marvel

Favorite Book   The Bible and books with historical facts and people.

Favorite Drink   Diet Coke

Favorite TV Show   Crime/law dramas, historical dramas and movies.

Favorite Quote   “To be good, and do good, is the whole duty of man comprised in a few words.” Abigail Adams

Hobbies   Movies, time with family doing anything we love!

Elisa Zavala

Children's Pastor


Anniversary   August 11th

Birthday   February 9th

Favorite Restaurant   Small City

Best Vacation Ever
   Disney Cruise

Superhero Most Like You   Black Widow

Favorite Book   Please don't make me pick just one!

Favorite Drink   Diet Dr. Pepper

Favorite TV Show   FRIENDS

Favorite Quote   “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light."

Hobbies   Painting, drawing, walking and reading

Sarah Ommert



Anniversary     February 17th

Birthday     June 23rd

Favorite Restaurant     Red Robin

Best Vacation Ever     Caribbean Cruise

Favorite Book     Any type of fiction

Favorite Drink     Diet Pepsi

Favorite TV Show     Fixer Upper on HGTV

Hobbies     Working out, reading, spending time with my family…especially the 4 little loves of my life, Jackson, Landon, Addy and Milah.

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