Ryan has over a decade of experience serving in roles as a youth, small groups, and equipping pastor and is now excited to be serving as the Lead Pastor here at CCCHURCH! Before that, he taught philosophy courses for several universities. He and his wife, Erin, have six children, and they enjoy reading, hiking, and working in the garden when the weather’s warm. Ryan is most passionate about walking with others as they grow to be like Jesus.
Outreach & Connections Pastor
CJ has been on staff at CCC for over 10 years doing student ministry and now is in the role of Pastor of Outreach and Connections. He studied Business and Organizational Communication at the University of Akron, with a minor in psychology, and studied at a ministry program called the Vineyard Leadership Institute. He enjoys meeting people, film projects, music, and helping people see their value, potential and find a home in the church. Cj and his wife Becky, son August, and dog Roscoe love people and seeing God work.
Abbi has been leading worship for over 10 years. She started in the children’s band, continued into youth, and is now one of the leaders on Sunday morning. She also leads the weekly service planning team. She loves music and has a passion to see it become a more instrumental part in how we glorify God. Abbi is married to her husband, Sam, who is also an active member of the worship team. They have a son, Dieter, who keeps them on their toes. They enjoy board games, spending time in community with friends, and adventuring outside.
Director of Student Ministry and Discipleship
Jacob graduated from Lee University with a Bachelors in Pastoral Leadership with a Youth Min. focus. He has numerous years of experience in Student Ministry with 3 of them as a full time Student Pastor. He is most excited about leading students into living an active and growing life in Jesus, as well as engaging with the rest of CCCHURCH in being a disciple-making community. Jacob and his wife, Charissa, and three kids enjoy cooking, board games, having people over, and most importantly - laughing together!
Erin is a graduate of Taylor University where she first served in ministry as the Discipleship Coordinator of her dorm. She now enjoys leading CCCHURCH's Life Groups Ministry, overseeing the Children's Ministry program, and developing and leading our Pastoral Care Team. She also stays busy homeschooling her crew of six kids and enjoys hiking in beautiful places!
Ezekiel launched our Congolese service in 2020. He leads services in Kinyamulenge every Sunday, except for the first Sunday of the month when they join the main service for Communion Sunday. Ezekiel is married to Imma and has four beautiful children. They are originally from the Congo and have been living in the United States for ten years. We are excited to have them as a part of our CCCHURCH family!
Patti joined the staff as our Office Administrator in August 2017. She became a member of Christian Community Church in January 2013. She heads up Our Daily Bread ministry which serves meals and provides sack lunches to the homeless and less fortunate at The Dream Center in the Short North. She has three grown children and three grandsons. She lives with her sister Peggy who is also a member of CCC, and they reside together in their childhood home.
Children's Ministry Director - Senior JOYland
DeAndra has been a part of the Children's Ministry at CCCHURCH since 2017, joining our staff in 2019. She is passionate about inviting kids into living the way of Jesus and laying that foundation in children's ministry before moving on to youth ministry. DeAndra is married and has two young kids.
Interim Children's Ministry Director - Junior JOYland
Cayla graduated from Otterbein University in May 2022 with a degree in Early Childhood Education. While licensed to teach Preschool through 3rd Grade, her passion is with the Jr. JOYland age range. Cayla began attending CCCHURCH’s Youth program as an 8th grader in 2014. She pinches herself when thinking how God’s plan has intertwined her with CCCHURCH; whether though JOYland, the City Cafe, or in other capacities. Cayla is excited to help pour into the lives of the youngest members of our church this summer!
Music Ministry Director
David has been leading the band at CCC for several years. He's passionate about music and enjoys planning song sets each week for our Sunday services as well as developing a team of excellent musicians and vocalists. He and his wife Brittany have two young daughters who keep life busy and full of fun!
Duane founded CCCHURCH over 40 years ago! He currently leads our missions council, provides pastoral care, and helps to shepherd our Life Group leaders. Duane also serves as Director of the Christian Connect Network, which is a network of non-denominational pastors and churches in the Columbus area. Duane and his wife Gloria have three grown children and seven amazing grandchildren.
Life Groups Director
Anne joined our church in 2019 but she grew up going to Christian Community Church in Westerville. She sees such a value in Life Groups and what they provide for people. They are mini-churches inside a church! She homeschools her two now-teenaged boys for the last 7 years. She is on the board of Orphan World Relief and has a degree from Otterbein University. She has a heart for people who are going through the hardships of life (helping to find material needs for
them) or the hardships of settling in the US from a foreign country.