Meet our staff

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  • Rob Sparr

    Senior Pastor  |  Email

    Rob answered the call to HPC in August of 2010. An M.Div, graduate of Trinity School for Ministry, he currently lives in Hudson with his wife Heather and three children Joel, Isabelle, and Yabsira. Rob loves Pirates Baseball, grilling, and good coffee.

  • Tim Slager

    Pastoral assistant for Adult Discipleship  |  Email

    Tim serves HPC as the  Pastoral Assistant for  Adult Discipleship, joining our staff in June of 2015. He lives in Hudson with his wife Melissa and their daughter Mary Beth.

  • VINCE LATZ

    Youth Director  |  Email

    Vince has been with us since February of 2011. He lives in Stow and loves biking, running, reading, and all things coffee. Vince graduated from Geneva College in 2009 with a Degree in Youth Ministry & Biblical Studies. 

  • Susan Buerlen

    Children's Director  |  Email

    Susan joined our staff in October of 2015. She's full of energy & creativity and has a great passion to teach kids about Jesus' love & how they can know Him in greater ways. Susan lives in Hudson with her husband Joe and 3 children.

  • Nancy Bock

    Office Administrator  |  Email

    Nancy has been with us since February of 2006. She lives in Hudson with her husband and three children. In her spare time she enjoys Gardening, her Dogs and watching the deer eat the flowers that she plants.

  • HEATHER SPARR

    Nursery Director  |  Email

    Heather joined the HPC staff in April of 2014.  Heather has been married to Rob for 20  years and they have three children, Joel, Isabelle, and Yabsira. In her spare time she loves drinking good coffee with her husband.

  • Chris Stone

    ECC Director  |  Email

    Chris has been running the Early Childhood Center since 2006. She lives in Cuyahoga Falls with her husband Dave and two daughters. In her spare time she enjoys camping, scrapbooking, and reading!

  • Tom Williams

    Men's Ministries  |  Email

    Tom has been heading up our Men's Ministries at HPC since 1999. He lives in Hudson with his wife Kathy. In his spare time Tom enjoys the beach, cooking, and walks around town. He's also a passionate Indians and Steelers fan!

  • Director of Music Ministries

    After the recent retirement of our longtime Director of Music Ministries, we are currently praying for the Lord to lead us to a new Director.