263 S Prospect St
Ravenna, Ohio 44266
 
Office: 330.297.7196
Fax: 330.297.5282
 
 
Worship: 830a & 11a

Meet Our Leadership


  1. Lori Marazzi
    SPR Director Function: To intentionally represent the Human Resources for First UMC of Ravenna, providing reviews, evaluations, and conflict management to staff and lay leaders.
  2. Dr Jay Richardson
    SPR Assistant Function: To intentionally represent the Human Resources for First UMC, providing encouragement to pastor and staff, assess staffing needs, and review current HR policies.
  3. Mary Jo Cross
    Director of Trustees Function: To provide oversight and organization to the facility usage, contracts, and policies, as they relate to the greater mission of the local church.
  4. Cathy Rufender
    Assistant Director of Trustees Function: To provide oversight and organization to the facility’s equipment, maintenance, construction, and/or new purchases.
  5. Susan Richardson
    Finance Director Function: To provide and organize ministries of generosity and stewardship in order to help individuals and families more meaningfully engage in, and support, the ministries and mission of the local church.
  6. Tom Nichols
    Assistant Director of Finances Function: To provide wisdom and leadership over the church financial policies, procedures, and annual audit, to promote healthy stewardship and accountability.
  7. Bev Beutler
    Worship Representative Function: To intentionally advocate for engaging worship experiences for all people.
  8. Judy Huffman
    Director of Discipleship Function: To provide and organize ministries of discipleship, so that worshipers may connect more meaningfully to God and each other.
  9. Gary Carlson
    Director of Congregational Care Function: To provide and organize care ministries to ensure that no one in the church goes unnoticed, without comfort and compassion, especially in moments of transition or crisis.
  10. John Parker
    Director of Hospitality Function: To provide and organize ministries of hospitality and assimilation to meaningfully connect worship guests with the larger worshiping community.
  11. Jean Carlson
    Director of Outreach & Missions Function: To provide and organize ministries of outreach and mission, so that we are inviting new people in our community and throughout the world to experience the saving love of Jesus Christ.