...Know, Grow, Go, Show, Sow
We believe the Bible calls every believer to serve in ministry. So, while we have a handful of paid leaders on our staff, the majority of what we do is run by many, many volunteers. Some key leaders are noted here.
David Weyrick has been Pastor of the church since 1992, leads the staff, and serves with the church's Elders to provide vision and direction for the congregation. Each week he researches ancient texts and cultures to discover their meaning and application for today and communicates his findings to the congregation. Some call that preaching, he calls that understanding God’s Word and learning more about following Christ.
Born and raised in Akron, David was a high school music and drama teacher as well as a professional musician. He holds both a bachelor's and master's degree in music. He attended Ashland Theological Seminary where he earned a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry with concentration in biblical languages and also holds a Ph.D. in theological education.
David is married to Beth who is a social worker and they have two grown children. He is active in Scouting and has completed several books (available at the Amazon.com e-book store) on the history of Scouting in the area. David enjoys cooking, whittling, hiking, and anything Star Trek. He doesn’t like pizza.
Wally Kukuk is the Pastor for Care and Stephen Ministry Leader. He has served on the pastoral staff since 2004, and previously served as choir director. He also oversees the church Deacons and leads worship on Sunday afternoons at Briarwood nursing facility.
He is married to Thena and has two adult children.
Bob has a strong Presbyterian/Reformed background, growing up in Western Pennsylvania, graduating from Grove City College and Trinity School for Ministry. He has served in PC(USA), PCA, and EPC churches as a director of youth and family ministries, youth pastor, and pastor in churches in Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Bob and his wife Mandy have two children, Robert and Catie.
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Monica has been involved at Stow Presbyterian Church since 2001. She has taught Sunday school, Vacation Bible School and directed the youth choir. She has a master’s degree in early childhood education and studied music, voice performance. She works for Stow-Munroe Falls City School District as a substitute teacher. Monica lives in Stow with her husband Jerry and her two daughters. She enjoys reading, baking, crafting, chocolate and coffee.
Dan retired in 2006 from the City of Ravenna as the Superintendent of the waste water treatment plant. He and his wife, Jan, reside in Stow. Dan has been employed at the church since 2008 as custodian, and recently took over the directorship of building and grounds.
Dan enjoys being involved in church life, and has committed his life to Christ with the promise of keeping the church in good order. He is always willing to help.
Joyce has served in our Church Library since becoming a member in 1994. She served as librarian at her previous church after moving and reopening their library. She has also helped to establish other church and church school libraries. Joyce served on the executive board of the Northeaster Ohio Chapter of the Church and Synagogue Library Association (CSLA) and on the national board of CSLA. She continues to be involved locally through teaching and hosting meetings. Membership in CSLA, the National Church Library Association, and the Evangelical Church Library Association helps to keep our library current on information and procedures.
Joyce and her husband Kenneth married in August 1962 and have two sons, two daughters, and two grandchildren. Joyce has also enjoyed teaching youth, leading women's Bible study, volunteering for Falls Christian Women's Fellowship, and sewing. Her current pasttime is genealogy research.
Kristin has been an active member of SPC since 1999. She and her high school sweetheart, Ken, have been married since 1996 and live in Stow with their two boys. Kristin currently enjoys being involved in the Rejoice and Chancel choirs, helping with the church’s yearly women’s retreat, and being the Director of the Ministry of Creative Arts. She has been a volunteer in children’s discipleship, the Ministry of Connectivity, and the Ministry of Music. She has a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Akron and is currently an ‘on the go’ mom. She spends lots of time volunteering for school activities, community service organizations, and is the #1 fan for her boys at their sporting events and extra-curricular activities.
Ray Bovaird is currently the Director of Finance and has been actively involved at Stow Presbyterian Church in a variety of ways since 1996 after moving back to Ohio with his wife Lorie (Lorie has been a part of the SPC family for 44 years). Ray is an elder and has served on Session for two terms. He joined the finance team in 1996 and has been leading the Finance Ministry since 1999.
Ray graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering and has an MBA from the University of Washington. He is married to Lorie and they have two children who keep them very busy with all their school/sports/music activities. Ray also teaches karate, does a little trail running, coaches his kids’ baseball teams and enjoys any type of fitness activity.
Sherri is a graduate of Kent State University and Ithaca College and has been ringing and directing handbells for over 30 years. She developed the church handbell program shortly after joining in 1995. She has also been involved in the drama and vocal music ministries with her husband, Mark, and has served as an Elder on the church Session.
Sherri is a member and guest conductor in the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers. She also serves as Artistic/Music Director for Stow Heritage Ringers, a community handbell ensemble.
Roger was the principle designer and installer of the sound and projection systems in three churches (including ours). His professional background includes employment as a software engineer, software consultant, electronics technician, home TV and Hi-Fi sales and serviceman, and six years in the Navy aboard a nuclear submarine as a torpedo fire control technician.
Roger and his wife, Marcia, retired and relocatied to Ohio in 2006 to be closer to their grandsons (and their daughter and son-in-law) after living for over 30 years in New England. Roger enjoys spending time with his family, and he absolutely loves being called "Grandpa." Other loves include scenic drives in his roadster and sitting back with a really good cup of coffee.
Kelly has been a member of the church since 2000. She joined the office staff in 2005 as an Administrative Assistant, then in 2009 became Executive Assistant to the pastor. Kelly lives in Stow with her husband Ted and their two daughters.
Cathy joined the staff as an interim children's director in 2009 and then moved into a permanent position in the office. She has been married to Mark and a resident of Stow for over 15 years, and a member of the church since 2007. She is the proud mom of three boys.