Staff

All Staff Members

Stacie Yates

Director of Christian Education

Stacie graduated from the University of Akron with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. She taught at the middle school level for four years before starting a family. Stacie and her husband joined The United Church of Christ, Congregational in 1998. She sang in the chancel choir, volunteered with Vacation Bible School and served on… Read More »

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Rev. Luke Lindon

Senior Pastor
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Rev. Luke Lindon serves as the senior pastor of United Church of Christ Congregational in Medina, Ohio. Prior to coming to Medina in April 2017, he was the associate pastor at Sylvania UCC in northwest Ohio. Luke is currently working toward his Doctor of Ministry through the Methodist Theological School in Ohio with an emphasis… Read More »

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Mrs. Jennifer Vilimonovic

Director Hobby Horse Preschool

We are blessed, at Hobby Horse Preschool, to have a professional staff that is dedicated to nurturing and educating the whole child. Our Director, Mrs. Jennifer Vilimonovic, has a degree in Early Childhood Education and comes to us with a diverse background in the Early Childhood field. She has previously taught at Hobby Horse Preschool… Read More »

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Ms. Cindy Korecky

Administrative Secretary

Cindy has been the Administrative Secretary here at the United Church of Christ, Congregational since September of 2005. She grew up in Broadview Heights, Ohio and graduated from Brecksville Senior High. She attended cosmetology school while in high school and went into the beauty industry after graduation. Cindy was a Managing Cosmetologist for 20 years,… Read More »

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Ms. Kelly Charnley

Director of Financial & Computer Operations

Kelly joined the United Church of Christ, Congregational in Medina in 1991, after moving to Medina from Michigan, and has been on the staff since 2003. She has a BBA in Accounting from Western Michigan University, and worked for Georgia Pacific – a paper manufacturer in Kalamazoo – as an accountant for ten years. She… Read More »

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Mr. Jim Kiser

Director of Music

Jim has been the Director of Music at the United Church of Christ, Congregational since 2007. He earned his Bachelor’s in Music Education from Indiana University in 1980 and worked as a voice teacher from 2000 to 2006. When not directing our Chancel Choir and the Alleluia Ringers, Jim spends time with his children Nick and… Read More »

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Ms. Cathy Fafrak

Organist

Cathy Fafrak is a cum laude graduate of Capital University’s Conservatory of Music, where she studied organ with well-known teacher, composer and arranger, Janet Linker, as well as piano, voice, chamber music and accompanying. After graduation, she became a sought-after pianist, organist and collaborative artist, working with faculty and guest artists alike, and regularly accompanied… Read More »

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