Core Purpose

Drawn together by the Holy Spirit, we are a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church, joining faith and action.

In covenant with the church in all of its settings, we serve God in the co-creation of a just and sustainable world as made manifest in the Gospel of Jesus the Christ with a particular focus on strengthening and supporting congregations and their leaders.

Core Values

  • Continuing Testament
  • Extravagant Welcome
  • Changing Lives


With over 5,000 churches and nearly one million members across the U.S., the UCC is a church of firsts, a church of extravagant welcome, and a church where “…they may all be one” (John 17:21).

Staff & Office Contact Info

Eastern Ohio & Western Reserve Associations
960 Portage Trail
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221-3048
Phone: 330-940-2220
Fax: 330-940-2250
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-4:30PM

Don Hill
Financial Development Consultant
[email protected]

Machelle Miller
Office Manager
330-940-2220 x101
[email protected]

Rev. Nayiri Karjian
Associations General Minister
Office: 330-940-2220 x102
[email protected]

Rev. Dr. Gene McAfee
Dean of Northeast Ohio School of Ministry
[email protected]

Cheryl McGraw
Administrative Assistant
330-940-2220 x100
[email protected]

Rev. Dr. Gary Halstead
Associations Associate Minister
330-940-2220 x103
[email protected]

Rev. Bob Richardson
Coach Coordinator
[email protected]

Committee on Ministry Registrar
330-940-2220 x100
[email protected]

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