Program Staff

Rick Breusch

Rick Breusch began serving as our Senior Pastor in November 2006. Previously, he led as Pastor of the Sawmill Baptist Church in Powell, Ohio for 21 years. He has a B.A. from Southeastern College and a Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He and his wife Cheryl have three children, Tasha, Ian and Kelsey. Ian and his wife Jen have two children.

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Aimee Worley


Aimee Worley is our Connections Director. A member since 1983, she joined our staff in November 2008. Aimee is our staff person who is focused on helping people in the church connect with God and each other and helping the church connect with people in the community so that they will connect with God and the church. In addition to cross-cultural life experiences, she holds a B.S. in Parks and Recreation Administration and a Master’s in Physical Education. She was previously Recreation Supervisor for Columbus Recreation and Parks and an elementary P.E. teacher.

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Beth Ash


Beth Ash is our Childrens and Congregational Care Director. She has been on staff since 2000 and served as the CE Chair for six years before joining the staff. Beth received her undergraduate degree in Education from University of Missouri-Kansas City, a Masters in Curriculum from National Lewis University, and graduate hours from Ashland University and other institutions. She has taught elementary children for 30 years. Beth and her husband Lew have three children and ten grandchildren.

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Kari Lashley


Kari Lashley is our Church Administrator. She has been a member for over 40 years and joined the church's administrative staff in April 1992. Kari’s new responsibilities will include managing the facilities maintenance & improvement projects, oversee the use of the building and grounds, and supervise the office support staff. She and her husband Jeff have two grown children, Justin and Kristin, a son-in-law Chad and a granddaughter Avery with a second grandchild on it's way.

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Aaron Joiner


Aaron Joiner, is our Youth Director.  He has been a part of Karl Road Baptist Church since his middle school years. He recently graduated from Columbus State Community College with an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development and Education. He absolutely enjoys being around people and is a passionate person. His role as Youth Director is to lead, inspire, and equip youth and youth leaders for the work of the ministry. He married Amanda Truax on October 11 after dating for two years.

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Karen Burkhart

  Karen Burkhart is our Worship Director. After serving in an interim role for eight months, Karen was hired for the permanent position in April, 2014. Karen graduated from North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1992 with a degree in Christian Studies and has since served the Body of Christ in a variety of settings, including churches and para-church organizations. Gifted with a strong voice and song-writing skills, music has always played an important role in Karen’s ministry. Since 2009, Karen has released two inspirational CDs and her songs have been heard on Christian television and radio around the country. Karen strives to help create worship services that encourage believers to engage their body, mind, and spirit in worship of the King of Kings. Karen understands that worshipping God on Sunday is only one aspect of the believer’s life of worship, but that God often meets us in special ways when we come together to lift our voices in praise and worship!


Paul Jackson


Paul is our Choir Director. He joined our staff in April of 2014.


Support Staff

Sarah Chang


Sarah Chang, pianist, received a Bachelor's in Music Education at The Ohio State University and a Master's in Music Education at Capital University. She teaches general music and choir in the Hilliard City School District and maintains a private piano studio in Hilliard. Sarah has been a piano accompanist for the Columbus Children's Choir, as well as many other musical groups around the Columbus area.


Marty Moore


Marty Moore joined our church's administrative staff in August 1992 and is responsible for producing the monthly newsletter and mailings to the congregation, keeping the church's database updated, and creating PowerPoint presentations as needed. She and her husband Larry have two grown children, Stephanie and Jim, and eight grandchildren.

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Carole Reynolds


Carole Reynolds has been a member of our church for over 20 years, joining the church's administrative staff in July 1996. Carole’s main responsibilities are to the music department, communicating between the Music Director and the office staff. She also serves on the kitchen committee and does the bookkeeping for the Women’s Connection Ministry. She and her husband Tom have five grown children, and three grandchildren.

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