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    The Reverend Hamilton Coe Throckmorton Senior Pastor Hamilton was born and raised in Bangor, Maine. A lifelong member of the United Church of Christ, he is a graduate of Williams College in... More (440) 247-6490 ext. 110
    The Reverend Mark Simone Associate Pastor of Children & Youth Ministries Mark joined the staff at Federated Church in1989 and he still finds great meaning and passion working with teenagers of the Chagrin Valley. People... More (440) 463-9439
    Pastor Susi Kawolics Associate Pastor of Worship Planning & Faith Formation Susi is a life-long Clevelander. She was raised in the Methodist church, but after marrying a Catholic, converted to Catholicism. She then attended... More (440) 247-6490 ext. 310
    Marty Culbertson Director of Junior High Youth Ministry Marty Culbertson grew up in the Chagrin Valley, baptized and raised in The Federated Church. She earned a BS degree in Management and Marketing from... More (440) 247-6490 ext. 403
    Bev Krofta Director of Children’s Ministries, Infant-PreKindergarten Bev grew up in Mentor, Ohio. She has her degree in Early Childhood Education from Lakeland Community College. She has been a member of Federated for... More (440) 247-6490 ext. 212
    Amanda Powell Artist-in-Residence Amanda Powell, musician and educator, loves learning and teaching about the world through music. While studying opera performance at Shenandoah... More (440) 247-6490 ext. 165
    Marcia Snavely Organist Marcia Snavely hails from Sharon, Pennsylvania where she started studying piano at the age of five and accompanying and performing at the age of six.... More (440) 338-6606
    Pat Haynish Director of Children's Choir Pat was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri and is a graduate of Truman State University with a degree in Music Education. Her master’s... More (440) 248-2461
    Thaddeus Quintin Director of The Olson Bell Choir Thaddeus grew up in nearby Aurora, where his love of music began. While attending Aurora High School, he played saxophone, studied piano, played... More (440) 247-7461
    George Poporad Senior Director of Operations (440) 247-6490 ext. 145
    Melinda Smith Congregational Life Administrator Melinda was born and raised among the rolling pastures and fruit orchards of western Maryland. She graduated from Bucknell University with a degree... More (440) 247-6490 ext. 124
    Dolly Herschel Elderlife Coordinator Dolly Herschel, a new member of the Federated Church, specializes in event planning for Federated's senior social group, called ElderLife, as an... More (440) 247-6490 ext. 160
    Darlene Nichols Pastoral Care Coordinator Darlene grew up and has lived most of her life in Northeastern Ohio. She graduated from Kent State with degrees in elementary and special education,... More (440) 247-6490 ext. 123
    Brenda Driscoll Marketing & Communications Manager Brenda joined the staff at Federated in January 2012 as a part-time Communications Specialist. In 2014, her role was expanded to include external... More (440) 247-6490 ext. 120
    Wayne Gacnik Bookkeeper (440) 247-6490 ext. 216
    Tim Driscoll Properties Manager Tim joined the Federated staff as Facilities Manager in January 2013. He and his wife, Brenda, moved to South Russell in 1992 where they are raising... More (440) 637-6136