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Gender Road Christian Church Leadership

Gender Road Christian Church is blessed with a leadership team truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Here's the list!

Rev John Romig

Senior Pastor

Pastor John has been serving the faith community at GRCC since 2011. He is married to Tracy and have two boys, John and Jakub in 11th adn 10th grades at Canah Winchester High School. He has coached football and baseball in the CW rec leagues and recently at the CW Middle School and High School. Pastor John graduated from Ohio Northern University in 1993 and also has an MBA from Capital Univ. and a Masters of Divinity from Christian Theological Seminary. Pastor John is straight forward type of guy and doesn't try to act like everythings all perfect. 

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Pastor John has been serving the faith community at GRCC since 2011. He is married to Tracy and have two boys, John and Jakub in 11th adn 10th grades at Canah Winchester High School. He has coached football and baseball in the CW rec leagues and recently at the CW Middle School and High School. Pastor John graduated from Ohio Northern University in 1993 and also has an MBA from Capital Univ. and a Masters of Divinity from Christian Theological Seminary. Pastor John is straight forward type of guy and doesn't try to act like everythings all perfect. 

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Rev Margot Connor

Associate Pastor

Margot is a retired Disciples of Christ minister and a spiritual director.  She is the mother of Kacey Powell, Marnie Schultz and Audrey Connor and has five grandchildren.  She lives in north Columbus. 

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Margot is a retired Disciples of Christ minister and a spiritual director.  She is the mother of Kacey Powell, Marnie Schultz and Audrey Connor and has five grandchildren.  She lives in north Columbus. 

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Vanessa Rupert

Executive Assistant

My husband, Chad and I have been married for 9 years and we have a 4-year-old son named Corbin. We have lived in Canal Winchester for 7 years and love it. This is my first position in ministry however, I have an extensive background in business administration. As a family, we are extremely involved in our own home church. I am so grateful God chose me for this position, I know it is both a growing opportunity in my faith, his kingdom and my career. I enjoy cooking, sitting by a fire and gathering with those I love.  

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My husband, Chad and I have been married for 9 years and we have a 4-year-old son named Corbin. We have lived in Canal Winchester for 7 years and love it. This is my first position in ministry however, I have an extensive background in business administration. As a family, we are extremely involved in our own home church. I am so grateful God chose me for this position, I know it is both a growing opportunity in my faith, his kingdom and my career. I enjoy cooking, sitting by a fire and gathering with those I love.  

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Becky Kitchen

Secretary

It's been Becky's pleasure to work at GRCC for over 12 years. It's been exciting for her to see the church grow, in both membership and in new pathways to serve. This church is Becky's extended family.

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It's been Becky's pleasure to work at GRCC for over 12 years. It's been exciting for her to see the church grow, in both membership and in new pathways to serve. This church is Becky's extended family.

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Anita Cornell

Youth & Family Ministries Associate

Anita is a Christian who loves the calling to educate children.  She is a Columbus City Schools middle school teacher.  When she is not teaching public school, she works at getting the Christian message across in a kid-friendly way. She served in Operation Iraqi Freedom with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, retiring from the military after 21 years. She is a certified dog trainer and loves her three pups, Titan, Hugo Boss, and Nanook of the North. She is always looking for volunteers to help with the Youth & Family ministry. Please contact the church if you feel that calling to help and teach kids.

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Anita is a Christian who loves the calling to educate children.  She is a Columbus City Schools middle school teacher.  When she is not teaching public school, she works at getting the Christian message across in a kid-friendly way. She served in Operation Iraqi Freedom with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, retiring from the military after 21 years. She is a certified dog trainer and loves her three pups, Titan, Hugo Boss, and Nanook of the North. She is always looking for volunteers to help with the Youth & Family ministry. Please contact the church if you feel that calling to help and teach kids.

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Megan Hysell

Social Media Associate

Megan Hysell loves God and loves to connect with people. She enjoys her role as Social Media Associate and as a member of the GRCC worship team. In her day job, she works for Nationwide Children’s Hospital as the key facilitator for the Communicate with Me program where she teaches employees to communicate well with one another. Megan has a 9 year old daughter, Sonnie, who is the joy of her life. Their 3 year old puggle, Stella, is equal parts sweetness and insanity.

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Megan Hysell loves God and loves to connect with people. She enjoys her role as Social Media Associate and as a member of the GRCC worship team. In her day job, she works for Nationwide Children’s Hospital as the key facilitator for the Communicate with Me program where she teaches employees to communicate well with one another. Megan has a 9 year old daughter, Sonnie, who is the joy of her life. Their 3 year old puggle, Stella, is equal parts sweetness and insanity.

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Daniel Olawunmi

Intern

Daniel Jimoh Olawunmi was born in Nigeria and raised in the Muslim tradition. To pronounce Daniel's last name, think "allowin' me."  In Daniel's teen years, he found an undeserved love from the lord Jesus Christ, who loves all people so much and gave his own life for all. Jesus allows us to enjoy evaluating life. That love drew Daniel to Christianity and was at the heart of his decision to convert and follow Jesus. GRCC is Daniel's home church and part of his family. He has now become a Ministerial Intern to officially follow his calling from God and improve his knowledge of  the word of God and as a preacher. To quote Daniel, "IT HAS BEEN A GREAT TIME  WITH MY GENDER ROAD FAMILY CHURCH. SHALOM."

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Daniel Jimoh Olawunmi was born in Nigeria and raised in the Muslim tradition. To pronounce Daniel's last name, think "allowin' me."  In Daniel's teen years, he found an undeserved love from the lord Jesus Christ, who loves all people so much and gave his own life for all. Jesus allows us to enjoy evaluating life. That love drew Daniel to Christianity and was at the heart of his decision to convert and follow Jesus. GRCC is Daniel's home church and part of his family. He has now become a Ministerial Intern to officially follow his calling from God and improve his knowledge of  the word of God and as a preacher. To quote Daniel, "IT HAS BEEN A GREAT TIME  WITH MY GENDER ROAD FAMILY CHURCH. SHALOM."

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Hannah Wickizer

Intern

Hannah is from Worthington, Ohio and grew up the daughter of a Disciples of Christ minister.  Since high school she has recognized her call to ministry and is currently in her second year at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio, working on obtaining her Master of Divinity.  Hannah did not come to GRCC until August of 2020, but since starting as a ministerial intern, she's been welcomed here by all and is grateful to get the opportunity to learn from the amazing people.

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Hannah is from Worthington, Ohio and grew up the daughter of a Disciples of Christ minister.  Since high school she has recognized her call to ministry and is currently in her second year at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio, working on obtaining her Master of Divinity.  Hannah did not come to GRCC until August of 2020, but since starting as a ministerial intern, she's been welcomed here by all and is grateful to get the opportunity to learn from the amazing people.

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Alex Gregory

Worship Team Leader

Alex joined Gender Road Christian Church in 2018 as the Praise Team Leader, after 6 years of playing lead guitar for Bexley United Methodist Church.  Alex has played guitar since 14, and has led bands for over 15 years.  His style is founded in blues improvisation, with a healthy dose of rock, jazz, funk, and reggae.  Music played an “instrumental” role in the development of Alex’s faith, and he loves the way Praise Music brings people closer to God.

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Alex joined Gender Road Christian Church in 2018 as the Praise Team Leader, after 6 years of playing lead guitar for Bexley United Methodist Church.  Alex has played guitar since 14, and has led bands for over 15 years.  His style is founded in blues improvisation, with a healthy dose of rock, jazz, funk, and reggae.  Music played an “instrumental” role in the development of Alex’s faith, and he loves the way Praise Music brings people closer to God.

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Charlotte Bougher

Choir Director

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Dawn Kuhn

Handbell Choir Director

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Carol Camm

Organist

Carol has been organist for GRCC for at least 13 years. She finds it wonderful to have such a great choir to accompany. "The melodies are with you all week long." Carol appreciates the support that GRCC gives to choir members.

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Carol has been organist for GRCC for at least 13 years. She finds it wonderful to have such a great choir to accompany. "The melodies are with you all week long." Carol appreciates the support that GRCC gives to choir members.

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Becky Callender

Pianist

Born and raised in Bellefontaine, Ohio, Becky is the daughter of a Disciples of Christ pastor.  She enjoyed a 30 year career in public libraries.  Becky's been very active in the church, particularly in music and finances.  Her hobbies include reading, walking and spending time with friends.

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Born and raised in Bellefontaine, Ohio, Becky is the daughter of a Disciples of Christ pastor.  She enjoyed a 30 year career in public libraries.  Becky's been very active in the church, particularly in music and finances.  Her hobbies include reading, walking and spending time with friends.

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Tyler Thomas

AV Intern

Tyler does media editing and is a media student at Ohio Media School.

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Tyler does media editing and is a media student at Ohio Media School.

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Janeth Mendoza

Custodian

Janeth  feels very blessed to be part of GRCC's work team. She and her  family feel privileged to meet such good people who love the Lord.

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Janeth  feels very blessed to be part of GRCC's work team. She and her  family feel privileged to meet such good people who love the Lord.

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Board Officers

Gender Road Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is governed by the congregation. The Disciples of Christ in the United States and Canada provide guidelines, recommendations and services to the regions and congregations under their umbrella, but each congregation has full control of their own church organization. In addition to their regular duties, GRCC's General Board reviews the Constitution and By-Laws every few years and updates the documents as deemed appropriate. 

Scroll down to see an overview of GRCC's Organizational Chart.

GRCC Organizational Chart