Our Team

Our leadership team is committed to serving the Freshwater community with love, grace and humility, understanding that a church can succeed only if its Pastors, Elders and other staff members submit to the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the authority of Jesus Christ. See below to learn more about our Ministry Staff, our Elders and our Support Staff.

Our Ministry Staff

At Freshwater, we are blessed with pastors and ministry leaders who use their unique giftings and passions to lead our church. In addition to providing sound Biblical teachings, they seek to glorify God as they reach the people within our walls and beyond.

Scott Brooks
Scott Brooks
Senior Pastor
Scott and his wife Jo-Lynn have one daughter and two boys. He was a worship pastor in Missoula, Montana, prior to moving to Ohio. He attended...
Len Maher
Len Maher
Youth Pastor
Len and his wife Kim (high school sweetheart) have two daughters, Leah and Natalie. His interesting journey into student ministry came after...
Sean Homan
Sean Homan
Discipleship Pastor
Sean and his wife Charleen have two daughters and a son in the middle. Sean has been doing ministry since graduating high school, first as a...
Beth Falkenberg
Beth Falkenberg
Children's Director
Beth and her husband, Bob, have three grown children and five grandchildren. She comes to us with a wealth of experience in working with children...
Jerry & Miriam Morris
Jerry & Miriam Morris
Minister of Visitation
While attending Nyack College, Jerry and Miriam served in two student pastorates. For the next 40 years, they pastored Alliance Churches in...

Our Elders

Our elder board is comprised of men who are leaders in our church and who are committed to the work God is doing at Freshwater. This group provides encouragement, support, counsel and spiritual oversight to our pastoral staff.

Gregg McCauley
Gregg McCauley
Elder
Gregg grew up in Wellsville, Ohio and has been married to Lana for 32 years. They live in Wadsworth and have three daughters. He graduated from...
Jerry Hartzler
Jerry Hartzler
Elder
Jerry and his wife Ellie have been married since 1975. They have three daughters and seven grandchildren. He is one of the owners of Hartzler...
Mike Stark
Mike Stark
Elder
Mike and his wife Erika met while attending Cedarville University where Mike received his degree in Mechanical Engineering. They have a son and...
Norm Pond
Norm Pond
Elder
Norm and his wife Rachael have one daughter. He works at The Babcock and Wilcox Company and earned his bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering...
Bill Jariga
Bill Jariga
Elder
Bill and his wife Amy have 3 sons. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cedarville University along with a Bible Minor...
Brian Hogan
Brian Hogan
Elder
Brian and his wife Nettie have been married since 1999 and have two children, Ramie and Connor. He is a graduate of the University of Akron and...
Todd Gilbreath
Todd Gilbreath
Elder
Todd grew up in Enid, OK and is blessed to be married to Beckie for twenty-two years. They have a wonderful son, Ben (18) and their dog, Gyro. The...

Our Support Staff

God continues to build our support staff team, adding people with just the right talents at just the right time. Whether they’re performing office duties, providing maintenance, directing ministry or beautifying our building, their service is invaluable to the daily operations at Freshwater.

Mary Miller
Mary Miller
Administrative Assistant
Mary and her husband Harvey have been married since 1982. They have two grown daughters and two granddaughters. Mary began working at Freshwater...
Diane Smith
Diane Smith
Administrative Assistant
Diane grew up in Orrville and has lived in Wadsworth for 31 years. She met her husband Eric at BGSU, and they married in 1981…
Monique Hurrle
Monique Hurrle
Children's Ministry Assistant
Monique was born and raised in Wadsworth, Ohio and grew up at Freshwater church. She earned her degree in Elementary Education from Mount Vernon...
Kristy Kish
Kristy Kish
Communications Assistant
Kristy grew up in Bellaire, Ohio, a teeny, tiny town on the Ohio River. She married her high school sweetheart Alex and together they have two...
Kendra Sovine
Kendra Sovine
Youth Ministry Assistant
Kendra moved to Ohio about two years ago. She was born in a state up north that can remain nameless…but since then has lived in seven different...

Convinced that every person matters and needs to be transformed by the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ, we exist to be a Spirit-led body of believers in which the presence of God is fresh and alive, restores life, brings healing and produces growth to those in the church and around the world.

There is one God, who is infinitely perfect, existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

No matter your situation or your season in life, Freshwater has a ministry that will build you up and strengthen your faith.

You'll find our most recent messages from Sunday mornings at the link below. We would love to have you join us for one of our services.

Service Times & Location

We would love to have you join us on Sunday mornings! Find our service times and contact details below.

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Service Times

We meet every Sunday morning at 8:45 and 10:30. We hope to see you there!