Welcome to our new Director of Family Ministries, Christ Wood!
“I am thrilled to fill the role of Director of Family Ministries at Neal Ave! I have a lot of ideas for growing and starting our children/youth ministry program and would love to hear your ideas if you have them. I grew up in Mendon, Ohio and attended Mendon UMC. I was active in the church youth group, attending youth camp at Lakeside 10 summers as both a camper and eventually as a junior counselor. I was thrilled to start attending Neal Ave this past summer – the moment I walked in the door, I felt welcome and at home. This church reminds me so much of the church I grew up in – full of hardworking people trying to do and be the best they can be, all while spreading God’s good news.
I received my bachelors degree from Otterbein University and masters degree from The Ohio State University. My first career was in higher education administration. After graduate school, I moved to Maine to work at the University of New England, then to DC to work at American University, then back to Ohio to work at Denison University. In 2019, I decided that I wanted a change and pursued my teaching license. Last year, I taught high school math at C-TEC, and now I teach high school math at Newark High School. I am an only child, am very close to my parents (though they live 2 hours away), and am a proud dog-dad to Stella the pug.”
FREE Community Dinner & God’s Closet
PLEASE CALL THE CHURCH OFFICE AT 740-344-3021 IF YOU WOULD LIKE A MEAL DELIVERED.
Scout BSA Troop 7145 meets at the church at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. If you are interested in joining the troop, please call the church office.
YOUNG AT HEART – There are no meetings for January and February. See you in March!