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 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 Rood

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.  He is also a Steelers fan.  

Ted is 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.

Morgan Mecaskey 

Morgan Mecaskey play piano and guitar and leads us in worship regularly each month.

In addition to being a gifted pianist and guitarist, she, along with Ted, is an incredible vocalist who integrates her singing and music into our worship services.  

Morgan is an "American musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist living in Cleveland, Ohio.  She also teaches beginning-intermediate music lessons for people of all ages! Instruction in piano, guitar, music theory, and songwriting."

Check out her Facebook page for more details.

Melanie Frate

Melanie is the lead teacher of our children's faith formation program.  We are elated to have Melanie and her expertise on our Christian Education staff.  We employ staff for our Sunday School programs both because we value the quality of trained educators, and we want our adults to be able to participate in worship.  Melanie is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education and has a teaching license in Early Childhood P-3.