Meet our staff

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  • Tim Slager

    assistant Pastor 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.

  • Katie Boor

    Director of student ministries | email

    Katie comes to us from Malone University and has spent a year with the Coaltiion for Christion Outreach at Ohio State.   

  • SuE Anderson

    Director of Music Ministries  |  EMAIL

    Sue joined our HPC family in 2019. She is married to Ken, and has 2 sons and a daughter in law.  Sue has 28 years of experience in leading Music Ministries, and has her own piano studio.

  • Susan Buerlen

    Director of Children's Ministries |  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.

  • Chris Stone

    Early childhood center Director  |  Email

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

  • Sarah Norman

    Bell Choir director I EMAIL

    Sarah has been the Bell Choir Director at HPC for 7 years.  She is married to Forrest and has 4 children.   

  • Nancy Bock

    Office Administrator  |  Email

    Nancy has been with HPC since 2006.  She is married to Mark and lives with her family in Hudson.  

  • Tom Shoemaker

    Director of Men's Ministries |  EMAIL

    Tom is married to Kathy, and has a passion for leading men to Know and Serve Jesus in greater ways.  He is an avid sports fan, and played college football at Penn State.

A MESSAGE FROM OUR NEW PASTOR - BILL RASCH

I grew up in Baltimore, MD, where I learned to love the Orioles.  Before I answered God’s call to ministry, I was a survey archeologist for Wake Forest University.  My work for the University was concentrated in the Carolinas and the Southwest.  I am married to Cathy, who still makes my heart beat fast.  We have one son, Will.  He has graduated from college (debt-free, praise God!), is gainfully employed at Deaconess Crosspoint (double praise God!) and is interviewing to begin training to become a physician’s assistant. We live out in the country north of Evansville, Indiana.


Cathy and I love to hike and explore.  We traversed the Grand Canyon from rim to rim in 2015.  A graduate of Wake Forest University, I still bleed black and gold and love the fact that Wake beat Duke and Carolina in basketball this year.  I received my Master of Divinity degree from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.  I have served in pastoral roles in Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio.  I was the Church Development Coordinator for Midwest Presbytery from 2008 – 2019.  This meant I was responsible for our new church developments and for congregations in redevelopment.  From 2015-2018, I also worked for the denomination as a consultant, coach and trainer at the GO Center, an agency of Mid-Atlantic Presbytery devoted to helping faith communities vitally engage their communities with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  For the past year and a half we were blessed to be able to help Tabernacle EPC in Youngstown, Ohio navigate major leadership change.


I’ve spent my entire ministry career working with churches of varied sizes facing an array of challenges in a variety of ministry settings.  I have seen God do the impossible in people and places where there seems to be no way forward.  Our God has an amazing way of making all things new, beginning right here, right now, with you and me, if we let Him.  My conviction is that every single church can make a vital, life-changing difference in its community for Jesus Christ.  Cathy and I are excited about the opportunity to partner with you in your ministry here. 


Since I will be joining HPC during the Lenten season, this will be a great opportunity for me do a Lenten series on the 'I Am' sayings of Jesus

 

March 15th, "Light of the World"...John 8:12 & 9:5

March 22nd, "Way, Truth and the Life"...John 14:6

March 29th, "Door"...John 10:9

April 5th, "Good Shepherd"...10:11 (Palm Sunday & lamb selection day)

April 9th, "Bread of Life"...John 6:35 (Maundy Thursday)

April 12th, "Resurrection and the Life"...John 11:25

April 19th, "Vine"...John 15:5

April 26th, "Alpha and Omega"...Revelation 22:13

 

I’m looking forward to our time together!

- Bill Rasch  (TE),  Presbytery of the Midwest