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Chad and Rica met in high school and were married in 1993. They have one son Cruz (2002), two daughters, Isabelle (2003) and Faith(2010). Chad holds a B.S. in Religious Studies from Liberty University and is currently pursuing a Masters in Theology from Liberty as well. Along with his family, Chad looks forward to exploring the new roads, parks, golf courses and racquetball courts, along with new experiences and relationships offered here in Ohio!
Rick Duncan, Founding Pastor and Pastor of Missional Living and Leadership Development.
After graduation from Vanderbilt University (B.A.—Religions Studies, 1975) and Mid-America Seminary, Memphis, Tennessee, M. Div. (1986), Rick and his wife Maryanne relocated to Ohio to pursue their passion for reaching the unchurched. Under Rick’s leadership, CVC has grown into a church family focused on discipleship while meeting the needs of others.
He and Maryanne were married in October 1976 and have three sons, Alan (1981), married to Joanna in 2006, Ryan (1987) and Evan (1993).
He is married to Jennifer (2000), and the father of 3 – Emily (2002), Megan (2004), and Sophie (2006).
Born and raised in Cleveland, Gregg spent 22 years in the business world before joining the staff at CVC in 1999. He is responsible for overall administration and operations of the church and oversees local and national missions. Gregg holds educational degrees from Parks College of Aeronautics of St. Louis University, B.S. Aeronautical Administration (1975), and Case Western Reserve University, Master of Science in Management (1976).
He and his wife Michele Wagner Jacobsen were married in 1981, and have one son, Christopher (1995).
With a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Kent State University, Dean joined the 707 team in January 2004. In his role as Community Pastor, he provides overall discipleship to Community Group Leaders. His passion is to develop leaders and challenge them to use their gifts, time, and talent to glorify God, and build a unified community that is spiritually, physically, and mentally healthy.
He and his wife Susan were married in 2006 and have two young daughters.
Denise is responsible for the overall planning, implementation, and staffing of children’s programs from birth through 5th grade, including training and shepherding of teachers and helpers. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Toledo and is also currently enrolled with Moody Bible Institute working towards a Degree in Biblical Studies.
Denise and her husband Tom were married in 1988. They are blessed with four children, Tyler (1989), Cory (1991), Nathan (1992), Elyse (1995).
Rick oversees students in grades 6 – 12 through Impact Student Ministries, coming alongside parents in an effort to grow students to be passionate followers of Christ. He believes investing in the next generation is of critical importance, and credits authors Eugene Peterson, C.S. Lewis, Larry Crabb, Donald Whitney and Dan Allender for shaping his thinking regarding ministry. Rick graduated from Baptist Bible College in 1999 with a B.S. in Bible and from Philadelphia Biblical University in 2005 with a Master’s in Counseling.
He and his wife, Brooke, were married in 2008 and recently welcomed their first child, Charlotte Cali Eimers, into the world.
A Christian since 1977, she and her husband Jim (married in 1976) have been a part of the CVC family for over 2 decades, and together have witnessed CVC’s incredible growth. Hired in June, 1989, Jane’s role has given her unique opportunity and privilege to participate in varied ministries and an ever-changing environment that this Christ-centered, growing, vibrant church affords.
Jane and Jim have two adult children, Michelle (1980), married to Jason, and Jim (1983), married to Gina. Their family includes four grandsons.
Dale Piscura: Associate / Counseling Pastor
Dale serves as a CVC Elder and as a staff counselor in CVC’s Care Department, while helping to guide the prayer ministries. Having initiated the young adult ministry that is now sevenoseven, he also serves as a pastor and advisor to that ministry. He has been part of CVC since 1987 and on staff since 2000, holding a Masters Degree in Biblical Counseling from Liberty University. Dale and his wife Jackie were married in 1976 and have 4 adult sons: Josh, Dave, Steve and Mark.