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Staff

Tal Lewis

Senior Pastor

Pastor Tal attended Malone College, where he received a BA. He then received a Master of Divinity from Ashland Theological Seminary. Pastor Tal also received additional education at Asbury Theological Seminary, completing the Beeson Institute for Advanced Church Leadership training.
Pastor Tal says, “I believe in God the Father, Son an Holy Spirit. I believe that sin separates us from God and that out of God’s love for us Jesus was sent. Jesus was sent to deal with our sin problem and our grave problem- to restore our relationship with God. I believe that God desires to use each of us in Kingdom work- in mission and ministry to the world in which we live.”

Pastor Lewis and his wife, Vicki, have 4 children, Alex, Bethany, Thomas and Caleb. Pastor Tal is an authentic follower of Christ and leader in the church. He’s gifted in connecting and uniting people and showing calmness in any situation.

Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday.

Dawan Buie

Associate Pastor

Pastor Buie grew up in New Jersey, attended Franklin and Marshall College, where he received a bachelor of arts in religious studies. He then received a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. Pastor Buie was ordained as a full elder in The United Methodist Church in June 2019 at Annual Conference.

Pastor Buie’s gifts for ministry include passionate worship and preaching, radical hospitality— he truly welcomes all who come to the church— and risk taking mission and outreach— he is ready to reach out to anyone and engage the community.

Pastor Buie is married to Hawa, and they have 2 daughters, Aaliyah and Amelia.

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday.

Jesse Reznik

Director of Connection and Care

Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday
Contact me about Membership, Baptism or Pastoral Care concerns.

Judy Robinson

Office Manager

Judy provides secretarial duties to the pastoral staff and chairpersons of church ministry teams. As Office Manager, her primary responsibility is to coordinate the overall function of the Ministry Office ensuring effective and up-to-date communication with church members as well as with those seeking a church home.

Office Hours: M-F 8:30-4:00
(closed for lunch 12-1).

Brett Rabung

Praise Worship Leader

Mike McClintock

Coordinator of Music Ministries

Mike holds the B.M.Ed. degree from Bowling Green State University and the M.A. degree in Teaching from Marygrove College. Mike has been a music educator in North Royalton, Medina, and Hinckley, OH. Mike has a wide range of musical capabilities and interests which help him to provide diverse worship experiences for everyone.

Judy Gorsek

Director, Medina Weekday Preschool

Judy holds the B.S. degree in Child and Family Community Services with a concentration in Early Childhood, from Bowling Green State University. She brings 14 years of teaching experience to the Medina Weekday Preschool and previous experience as a director in Sylvania, OH. Judy has a passion for administration because it offers her the ability to make a larger impact on families, staff, and children and feels blessed to have this opportunity to reach out to Medina Weekday’s 200 families. The passion and commitment of our teachers along with witnessing the many areas of growth in the children is such a rewarding part of being the director at Weekday. She is very supportive of the non-denominational outreach of the church and the school’s developmental philosophy while encouraging learning through play. Her focus continues to be on the belief that each person is to be valued as a unique child of God.

Terri Barco

Treasurer

As church treasurer, Terri is responsible for paying the church bills and staff payroll.
She also prepares the monthly financial statements.

    Elaine Stone

    Organist/Pianist

    Elaine joined the MUMC music staff in September of 2016. She is a native of Indiana and a graduate of Butler University (Indianapolis) and Purdue University (West Lafayette). In 2008 she retired from public school teaching as an algebra teacher. Elaine plays organ for our traditional worship services (8:15 and 11:00 AM), all special services held throughout the year, funerals and weddings. She accompanies the Chancel Choir, the Cantata Choirs, and summer soloists.