Chad is the Lead Pastor of Cuyahoga Valley Church. Born and raised in California, he made the decision to follow Christ as a teenager. Feeling a call to ministry right out of high school, he served 20 years as Youth Pastor in Oakdale, California. He then answered God’s call to be “re-deployed” to Cleveland in 2010 and has joined the Lord’s work to reach and restore Northeast Ohio with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He is celebrating 30 years of ministry. Chad holds a BS in Religious Studies and a Masters in Theological Studies from Liberty University. Chad and his wife, Rica, married in 1993, have been blessed to grow their family through adoption, including one son, Cruz, and two daughters, Isabelle and Faith. Chad enjoys traveling to new places and trying new experiences with his family. You’ll often see him on a motorcycle, at the golf course, movie theater, gun range, racquetball court, or hiking in the Metroparks, usually with a family member or friend.