STAFF

  • Andrew Holzworth  - teaching PASTOR

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    Andrew began as the youth pastor at Cobblestone in 2007.  Andrew is the main speaker on Sunday morning. He and his wife Anna live in Oxford and have three sons, Abe, Joel, and Noah and a daughter, Grace.

  • John Johnson  - Cultivating pastor

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    John was the first paid Cobblestone staff member and has served the church for over fifteen years.  His passion and main responsibilities as Cultivating Pastor is serving the disadvantaged, counseling, and the spiritual growth of Elders and Deacons. He and his wife Kay live in St. Clair Township of Butler County and have two grown/married kids, two grandsons and two grandaughters.

  • Kristin Sanders - Ministry Assistant

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    Kristin serves as the Ministry Assistant. As ministry assistant, Kristin provides ministry leaders encouragement, feedback and resources, communicates and connects the church body to the happenings and ministries at church, and helps church ministries use Cobblestone's core values as plumbline to better honor the Lord and edify the body of Christ. She lives in Brookville with her husband, Josh and four kids, Ali, Levi, Jadyn and Addison. 

  • david bear worship director

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    David began as the worship leader in April 2019. As worship leader, he helps plan and make Sundays happen, disciple/love on/shepherd the worship team, and is also ministry leader of small groups. He and his wife, Katie, have three children Norah, Evelyn and Owen. They live in Oxford. 

  • Stacey Morefield - Office administrator

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    Stacey and her family have made Cobblestone home for the past 10 years. Following God's leading, she joined the staff as Cobblestone's office administrator in 2020 and has over 20 years of administration experience. Stacey takes care of the church's bookkeeping, church communication, and assists keeping the staff connected and informed. She lives in Okeana with her husband Eric, and two children, Genna and Clay.

  • Caleb King - Youth Ministry Director

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    Caleb joined Cobblestone staff in June of 2020 to serves as Youth Ministry Director. He serves in ministry to middle and high school students, provides leadership to the Youth Volunteer Team, and provides parents with support and resources. Caleb holds a Bachelor’s in Theology from Faith Theological Seminary. Caleb and his wife, Lauren, have two wonderful children, Asher and Emerson, and reside in Harrison, Ohio.

ELDERS


1 TIMOTHY 3:1-7

The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer[a] must be above reproach, the husband of one wife,sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God's church? He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil.Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil.

  • Hugh Cradduck circleemail

    Hugh is always quick to share testimony about gratitude for the work of the Lord in his life.  Raised by faithful parents, he became a Christian between 8 and 9 years old. He attended a Southern Baptist church with his family, and it was there that Hugh made his profession of faith through baptism. 


    When he first came to Oxford, he lived by himself to start a new job while his family remained behind to finish their school year and sell their home.  Knowing the move would likely be challenging for his three children, Hugh wanted to find a church family with them in mind. During his first weeks at Cobblestone, the strong biblical sermons caught his attention. After hearing the church’s stance on Biblical eldership, he never considered going anywhere else.  


    At previous churches, Hugh had served as a deacon and was often the elected chairman of the “deacon board.” Looking for an opportunity to serve at Cobblestone, he became a small group leader of the 4th and 5th-grade boys.  He later facilitated a study in men’s ministry and most recently accepted the call to eldership.


    He takes great confidence that our church’s guide from the pulpit is the Word in its fullness. He is excited to walk through the Scripture from Genesis to John’s Revelation with our congregation as God is magnified in many lives because of this intentional plan.

  • JEREMIAH GEORGE circleemail

    Jeremiah was raised in the church. He believed in Jesus and desired to follow Him at an early age. However, for most of his teen years, basketball was an idol. At the age of 17, Jeremiah tore his ACL and had to quit the sport he loved. But it was through that experience that he fully surrendered his life to Jesus. 


    That same year, God started supernaturally leading him to a Bible college in Columbus, Ohio. Soon after moving to Columbus, he met Heather and married her thirteen months later.  They have been on the journey of following Jesus together ever since.   


    After leaving Cobblestone for a short while, God called Jeremiah and his family back about four years ago. They stopped in to visit but he quickly became convinced that the Lord wanted him to play a role in supporting Andrew.  In order to better help, they became members so they could serve in different ministries. Jeremiah has led Cobblestone’s Young Adult ministry and participated in prayer ministry.  


    After praying about how to serve here and receiving godly counsel from a mentor about it, Jeremiah accepted the call to become an elder.  He is currently the elder liaison to the staff and loves serving and loving the body of believers here at Cobblestone.  His greatest hope is that the people of Cobblestone will become known for their unity and humility, working together to see His kingdom come in and around our people.

  • BILL GIBBONS circleemail

    Bill attended church with his family during his childhood years but didn’t make a faith commitment to Jesus until college.  He had begun participating in a CRU ministry and volunteering as a drummer in one of their praise bands when he realized he wanted to fully surrender his life to Jesus.  


    When Bill and his wife, Melissa, visited Cobblestone they quickly knew this was the church where God wanted them to serve. During Bill’s early adult years, he had felt God’s calling to eldership. Because he was young, he doubted it would work out, but even Melissa felt that God was calling Bill to a leadership position. After making Cobblestone his home church, he was nominated to be a part of the leadership team that later transitioned into our current elder board.  


    Bill has had the opportunity to serve in several areas at our church: on the tech team, in the kids’ ministry, as a small group leader, and on the prayer team. He also helps his wife direct Cobblestone’s support of the Operation Christmas Child Project. Bill’s greatest hope in the coming months is that our church will be unified like never before, knowing that unity in the church will be a witness to the world.

  • Ed Gomes circleemail

    Born in central Brazil into a Christian family, Ed grew up watching adults minister to others through the gifts of the Spirit. At eleven years old, he immigrated to the United States and rededicated his life to the Lord just a few years later.  


    After college, Ed interned at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, a place with worship and prayer 24/7. He credits that time as some of the best and most transformative months of his life. It was also there that he met his (now) wife, Maranda. Having witnessed so much of God’s beauty in that prayer room, they decided to dedicate their lives to the poor and the broken through adoption. They have four children (two adopted and two biological).


    During his time at Cobblestone, he has volunteered in the preschool and early elementary classrooms and helped lead a house church. He is currently helping to train and lead the Prayer Response Team alongside his wife. His prayer over Cobblestone for this next year is that the First Commandment (Matthew 22:37,38) will become our greatest pursuit.

  • RICH JARVI circleemail

    Raised in a moral family and regularly attending church as a child, Rich decided that he would never attend church again once he started college.  But the Lord had other plans.  After encounters with several different Christ-followers on campus, the Holy Spirit touched his heart, and he realized that without Christ he was headed to an eternity separated from God.  The truth from John 1:12 convinced him that he had become a child of God.  


    After college Rich worked construction and volunteered with the Navigators for four years before going on staff with Navs in 1981, the same year he married Lois. 


    Fast forward to 1999, Rich and Lois became charter members of a new church in Oxford: Cobblestone Community.  From the start, he has been part of our leadership team.  When Cobblestone changed its leadership structure to being an elder run church, he was filled with peace and felt led to contribute as an elder.  Rich has served in many areas over the years - church maintenance, teaching, discipling, grounds upkeep, benevolence, small groups, men's ministry, and more.  His greatest desire for Cobblestone is that we will become a church focused on Biblical discipleship, focusing on each person getting closer in their relationship with Christ in a way that they can pass it onto the next generation with confidence.

  • Tim Mohr circleemail

    Growing up in an environment that taught him about God, it was during the end of high school that he began to look at the role God had in his own life. As he continued that pursuit in early adulthood, he met his (now) wife, Ginger, and her family. Her father and brother-in-law served in pastoral ministry at their small church in Cincinnati. God used this time to lovingly lead Tim through his doubts and arrogance to a moment of spiritual surrender in 1996.


    As he grew in his relationship with God, he also began to serve in the church - running the soundboard, volunteering at events, and eventually becoming the youth group leader before being formally ordained in September of 2012.  After a short term mission trip in the summer of 2014, his family accepted the call to serve as full-time missionaries and moved to Nicaragua in 2016.  They returned home one year later and found themselves in a season of feeling out of place because so much had changed in the time they were gone.  


    It was during this season of settling again that friends invited them to visit Cobblestone.  They knew very quickly that this was the church home God was calling them to. After serving in multiple areas of ministry, Tim has recently become the church Treasurer and accepted the calling to be an elder.  His greatest hope for Cobblestone is Hebrews 12:1 ...that each of us will repent and turn from the sins that easily trip us up and pursue passionately the full lives that Christ has set before us ...that we be filled with the fullness of the Holy Spirit and be sons and daughters of Christ that are set on loving the Lord with all our hearts, souls, and minds more and more each day.

SHEPHERDS, OVERSEERS, PASTORS.

The Bible gives a clear picture for how the church is to be structured. She has members. We also know some of those members are her leaders, and those leaders, according to the Word of God, are called eldersIf the word “elder” is confusing to you, think of elders as pastors who teach, lead, model and pray for their church.