FEDERATED STAFF

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Meet the CLERGY

Rev. Hamilton Throckmorton

Senior Pastor

     440.247.6490 ext. 100

     hamthrock@fedchurch.org

 

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 Williamstown, Massachusetts.  After attending Yale Divinity School, he received his Master of Divinity from Bangor (Maine) Theological Seminary. 

From 1987 to 1995, he served two multi-denominational churches in East Montpelier, Vermont.  In 1995, he moved with his family to Barrington, Rhode Island, where, until 2004, he served as senior minister of Barrington Congregational Church, UCC.  

In November of 2004, Hamilton began his ministry at Federated Church. As a pastor, his focus and passion have always been the Bible, preaching, teaching, and pastoral care. 

Hamilton is married to Mary Senechal, an artist and registered nurse. They have two  adult sons.

 

Rev. Mark Simone

Associate Pastor of Family Ministries

     440.463.9439 ext. 101

msimone@fedchurch.org

 

Mark joined the staff at Federated Church in 1989 as youth pastor. He still loves teenagers everywhere.  People wonder when he’ll “grow up” and become a real pastor. After over 38 years in youth ministry, Mark believes he pastors the church of the future while ministering to youth in the present. 

 

Born and raised in Ravenna, Ohio, Mark served in the church of his childhood, First Congregational Church. Education: undergraduate degree (dual major in psychology and sociology) from Kent State University and a Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Psychology and Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary.


Mark is married to Kathy Simone, artist and teacher at Orange Schools.  They have four kids and six grandkids, all residing in Chagrin Falls – which means lots of family dinners and a little too much babysitting! 
 

 

Meet the MUSIC STAFF

Joshua Konow

Director of Music Ministries

     440.247.6490 ext. 120

     jkonow@fedchurch.org

 

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Joshua Konow as Federated's new Director of Music Ministries. Joshua was most recently Director of Music at Westlake United Methodist Church and is the director of the True North Chamber Orchestra. He has degrees in music from Manhattan School of Music and Cleveland Institute of Music. 

 

At Federated, Joshua will direct both the Chancel Choir and The Ensemble, and will oversee all other aspects of our music program. He will serve as a full-time staff member, involved in weekly worship planning as well as other activities including music and church life. 

Marcia Snavely

Organist

     440.338.6606

     marciasnavely1@aol.com     

 

Marcia hails from Sharon, PA where she started piano at five and became a church organist at twelve. While at Case Western Reserve University, she completed chemistry studies as well as a graduate program in classical organ.  She was a Research Chemist at BP Research for many years and at the same time Director of Music at Valley Presbyterian Church in Bainbridge. 

 

Marcia has been the Organist at The Federated Church since 1994 where she accompanies the choirs, instrumentalists, soloists and coordinates special music programs.  She is also the Music Director for Chagrin Falls Performing Arts Academy and does free-lance accompanying for Chagrin Falls schools and numerous community and professional theaters. 

 

She is married to Gregory Polyak and their blended family boasts ten children and twenty grandchildren.

Pat Haynish

Director of Children's Choir

     440.428.2461

     phaynish@sbcglobal.net    

 

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 degree in Theatre and Music is from Carthage College in Wisconsin. Raised in the Presbyterian Church, she has been involved as a Sunday School Teacher, Bible School teacher, Choir and Drama Director at various Presbyterian and Methodist Churches in the Midwest. Pat joined the Federated Music Ministry team in the fall of 2008 as Director of the Children's Choir for students in grades 1-6. 

Pat retired from her position as music teacher and department chair for the Chagrin Falls School System. She lives in Solon with her husband, Tom. 

Thaddeus Quintin

Director of Federated Bell Choir

     440.247.7461

     handbells@quiddle.net    

 

Thaddeus grew up in nearby Aurora, where he cultivated his love of music. He played saxophone for eight years, studied piano, rang handbells at his church, and entertained his Boy Scout Troop with the tin whistle and harmonica. While away at college, he taught himself guitar and played in a variety of bands.

 

In 2003, Thaddeus graduated from Ohio University with a degree in Computer Science. He moved to Chagrin Falls with his wife, Dorothy, and they joined Federated Church. He took over directing duties of the Bell Choir in the fall of 2005, after previous director, Harriett Rogers, announced her retirement. Since then, he has shared all of his instruments with Federated and joyfully welcomed two sons into his family.

 

Meet the PROGRAMMING STAFF

Rev. Hamilton Throckmorton

Senior Pastor

     440.247.6490 ext. 100

     hamthrock@fedchurch.org

 

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 Williamstown, Massachusetts.  After attending Yale Divinity School, he received his Master of Divinity from Bangor (Maine) Theological Seminary. 

From 1987 to 1995, he served two multi-denominational churches in East Montpelier, Vermont.  In 1995, he moved with his family to Barrington, Rhode Island, where, until 2004, he served as senior minister of Barrington Congregational Church, UCC.  

In November of 2004, Hamilton began his ministry at Federated Church. As a pastor, his focus and passion have always been the Bible, preaching, teaching, and pastoral care. 

Hamilton is married to Mary Senechal, an artist and registered nurse. They have two  adult sons.

 

Rev. Mark Simone

Associate Pastor of Family Ministries

     440.463.9439 ext. 101

msimone@fedchurch.org

 

Mark joined the staff at Federated Church in1989 as youth pastor. He still loves teenagers everywhere.  People wonder when he’ll “grow up” and become a real pastor. After over 38 years in youth ministry, Mark believes he pastors the church of the future while ministering to youth in the present. 

 

Born and raised in Ravenna, Ohio, Mark served in the church of his childhood, First Congregational Church. Education: undergraduate degree (dual major in psychology and sociology) from Kent State University and a Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Psychology and Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary.


Mark is married to Kathy Simone, artist and teacher at Orange Schools.  They have four kids and six grandkids, all residing in Chagrin Falls – which means lots of family dinners and a little too much babysitting! 
 

 

Meet the ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Rev. Hamilton Throckmorton

Senior Pastor

     440.247.6490 ext. 100

     hamthrock@fedchurch.org

 

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 Williamstown, Massachusetts.  After attending Yale Divinity School, he received his Master of Divinity from Bangor (Maine) Theological Seminary. 

From 1987 to 1995, he served two multi-denominational churches in East Montpelier, Vermont.  In 1995, he moved with his family to Barrington, Rhode Island, where, until 2004, he served as senior minister of Barrington Congregational Church, UCC.  

In November of 2004, Hamilton began his ministry at Federated Church. As a pastor, his focus and passion have always been the Bible, preaching, teaching, and pastoral care. 

Hamilton is married to Mary Senechal, an artist and registered nurse. They have two  adult sons.

 

Rev. Mark Simone

Associate Pastor of Family Ministries

     440.463.9439 ext. 101

msimone@fedchurch.org

 

Mark joined the staff at Federated Church in1989 as youth pastor. He still loves teenagers everywhere.  People wonder when he’ll “grow up” and become a real pastor. After over 38 years in youth ministry, Mark believes he pastors the church of the future while ministering to youth in the present. 

 

Born and raised in Ravenna, Ohio, Mark served in the church of his childhood, First Congregational Church. Education: undergraduate degree (dual major in psychology and sociology) from Kent State University and a Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Psychology and Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary.


Mark is married to Kathy Simone, artist and teacher at Orange Schools.  They have four kids and six grandkids, all residing in Chagrin Falls – which means lots of family dinners and a little too much babysitting!