The Rev. Jason Bricker-Thompson
Jason graduated from Hiram College with a B.A. in Religious Studies and Vanderbilt Divinity School with a Masters in Divinity. He served in ministry to youth and families at Kent UCC, was a College Chaplain and Dir. of Community Service and Service Learning at Hiram College, and worked as an Educational Director at Heifer International's Overlook Farm teaching about their mission to end world hunger and care for the earth.
Jason met his wife Monica at Hiram House Camp when they both worked there. They have two daughters (Eileen and Hannah) and have been foster parents. Jason has served on the boards of the Cleveland Christian Home, Little Village Early Learning Center, and Hiram Farm. He was called to serve at Community Church of Chesterland in the fall of 2015. He was very excited to join an energetic, welcoming and theologically progressive community of faith.
Ted leads the music program at Community Church which includes an adult choir, bell choir and periodic performances by the youth. He is also an incredible vocalist who regularly shares his voice with us leading hymns or singing solos.
Ted is also the Vocal Music and Drama Teacher at Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District. He periodically performs in local theatre groups.
Ted received his training at the West Virginia University.
He welcomes vocalists of all levels to join the choir at Community Church of Chesterland.
Kate accompanies worship on piano and occasionally sings in services. She has been a much welcomed addition to our music ministry with fantastic piano and vocal talent.
Kate is currently a Piano student at Cuyahoga Community College's Jazz Studies Program and is studying voice instruction at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She also studied Classical and Jazz Piano at the Ohio University School of Music. She is a life long member of the UCC Church and comes to us most recently from Burton UCC.