Program Staff

Rick Breusch


Rick Breusch began serving as our Senior Pastor in November 2006 after serving in that same role on an interim basis since March 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, a Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Cheryl have three grown children, Tasha, Ian and Kelsey and two grandchildren.

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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 Congregational Care and Community Outreach 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, then moved into the church administrator role in June 2013. Kari’s responsibilities 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 (Adri) and Kristin (Chad), and 4 grandchildren.

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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!

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Todd Tenaglia


Todd Tenaglia began serving as our Youth and Children’s Director in July 2018. His focus is on creating an environment where kids can connect with the Lord on a personal level and worship with their friends. Todd has a background in ministry and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio Christian University in Leadership and Ministry. He also has a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty Theological Seminary; and is currently working on his Masters of Divinity Degree from Liberty. In addition to his work with the children of our church, Todd is working to become a Chaplain. Todd is married to Lori and they have a son named Joshua. Todd and Lori are also foster parents.

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Support Staff

Carole Reynolds


Carole Reynolds is our church Administrative Assistant.  She has been a member of our church for over 20 years, joining the church's administrative staff in July 1996. She is a 1976 graduate of Ashland College in Ashland, Ohio with a Bachelor's Degree in Education.  She and her husband Tom have five grown children, and three grandchildren and are expecting 2 more grandchildren in 2019.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling with family and friends, quilting and most recently has become a member of the John Hoover Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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Dawn Beckman


Dawn Beckman serves as Choir Director.  She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from The Ohio State University and a Master of Music degree from The University of Colorado at Boulder.  As a graduate student, she was featured in master classes with Frederica von Stada and Martin Isepp of New York City and appeared as a soloist with the Westminster Symphony, the Boulder Music Festival and the Colorado Mahlerfest.  Ms. Beckman was also a member of the Colorado Opera Troupe before relocating to Ohio in 2007.   Ms. Beckman has served as staff musician at numerous churches including St. John’s Cathedral in Denver, Colorado, St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Columbus, Ohio, and most recently, Peace Lutheran Church in Gahanna, Ohio.  As voice teacher and assistant choir director with the Columbus International Children’s Choir, Ms. Beckman was instrumental in the vocal development of several choirs and traveled internationally with them to Beijing, China, Riga, Latvia, and Carnegie Hall in New York City.

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