Rev. David was educated at Kutztown University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Geography with a minor in Music. He received a Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. He also received Clinical Pastoral Care Education and served at Reading Hospital and Medical Center. Rev. David was ordained with full ministerial standing in the United Church of Christ in November, 1986.
Wendy Brown joined the staff of First Congregational Church in June 2004 and serves as Director of Christian Education. Wendy organizes the Sunday morning activities for children up through grade 8. These activities include Sunday school, nursery care and children’s worship. She is a graduate of Westminster College with a degree in education. Wendy loves working with children and encourages them to learn about God through hands-on activities.
Choir Director and Organist
Nancy Lynn Robinson came to the First Congregational Church of Tallmadge in March, 2002 as the Organist, and in September, 2006, she assumed the position of Director of Christian Music. Before her arrival at First Congregational Church, she was the Director of Music/Organist at The First Baptist Church of Akron for 10 years. She has been playing organ and directing choirs since she was in high school.
Beth is one of the first people you will talk to when visiting or calling the church during the week. She produces the Sunday worship bulletins and she manages the church office. Beth joined the church staff in January, 2012. She comes with a background in Organizational Development, having obtained her Masters in O.D. at Case Weatherhead School of Management.
Cathie Lojkovic graduated from Muskingum University with majors in Accounting and Business. She joined the staff here in 2016.
Cathie will be producing the church’s newsletter, The Herald, managing the church website, answering phones and providing overall administrative support in the church office.
A three-time graduate from Kent State University with an MBA degree, Bill worked for 28 years in the banking industry, mostly with commercial clients, many of whom were churches and not-for-profit organizations. Bill joined the staff here in 2012 and works closely with the Financial Secretary and Treasurer in managing Church finances.
Teresa has been with us since 2010 and takes a lot of pride in her cleaning of our church. She became Head Custodian this year, 2016.
Teresa has lived in Tallmadge for 22 years. She has a daughter, April, and is so proud to be called “MiMi” from her grandson, Gavin.