Ministry Staff

  • Rev. Dr. Drew Smith – Senior Pastor

    Drew has been Pastor at College Hill Presbyterian since 2007 where he considers it a real joy to journey with a multicultural community helping one another live for Jesus. Drew grew up in Vestavia Hills, a suburb south of Birmingham, Alabama. While a student in Mrs. Steps’ Third-grade class, he met a fellow student, Cathy Pritchard. It was not love at first sight but eventually did lead to marriage in 1987 and continues today having produced three children – Hannah, Clara and Nate. Drew thought he was going to work in medicine as a biomedical engineer but God re-directed his path into full-time ministry with Young Life (a high school ministry) and then Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois just north of Chicago. Hand Pointing RightRead more

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    Samuel grew up in Bardstown, KY, and moved here from Lexington, KY, in 2019. He graduated from Liberty University with his Master of Divinity in 2022 and completed ECO's ordination process in 2024. Samuel served as our Director of Youth Ministry for four years and now leads our discipleship ministries. Great mentors have poured into Samuel, and he desires to extend that intentional care and attention here at CHPC. He loves to help people discover their gifts and pursue God's call on their lives. He seeks to live submitted to God's will for his life and wants to help others do the same by teaching and equipping them with truth and practical application. Samuel loves sports  Hand Pointing RightRead more

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  • heather lethander - executive director

    Heather is originally from Bay Village, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland which is where she met her husband, Charlie, when he moved into the community in the 6th grade. She spied him in band class (he played drums, she played clarinet). They began dating in the 11th grade and were married just after college. They have two sons, Eric (Maddie) and Matthew (Paige), who are both “adulting” now, who live and work in Houston, TX.

    Heather and Charlie joined CHPC in 1989, and have loved the people and the vision of the church as it has changed over the years. Heather received a BS degree in Organizational Hand Pointing RightRead more

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  • nicole mckenna - director of family ministries

    Nicole grew up in Oakwood, OH, just a stone's throw away from the University of Dayton. She has four children: Cierra (24) lives in California, DJ (18) is a student at Ohio University, Naomi Truth (11), and Victory Reign (8).

    She graduated in 1993 and worked in retail management and then later in the property management industry. She eventually left the corporate world and operated four Christian schools for 12 years. It was some of her most rewarding, challenging, memorable and life-transforming ministry Hand Pointing RightRead more

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  • michael gaines - property manager

    I recognize that serving in this capacity carries with it great responsibility and great opportunity: The responsibility to honor God with the choices and decision that will be made and the opportunity to serve the body here at CHPC.

    My wife Jill and I have been married for twenty-nine years. We have five children and four grandchildren. Together, we are committed to serving God, the Body of Christ, and the community Hand Pointing RightRead more

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Part-Time Staff

Current Officers

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Description of Officer Roles

  • Moderator: Drew Smith

    Session Clerk: Janet Dumford

    Jim Bodmer

    Rosa Brinkman

    Mike Enderly

    Michael Gaines

    Mark Holland

    Ann Klusmeier

    Cathy Lowe

    Dan Ott

    Barry Stare

  • Moderator: Jinda Bowerman

    Treasurer: Joe Brooks

    Secretary: Karen Peacock

    Andrea Brown

    Missy Deloney

    Pat Dollard

    Debbie Duncan

    Nitha Elu

    Michael Fox

    Mike Funez

    Samhar Gutierrez
    John Hancock
    Deanna Huddleston
    Elizabeth Mock
    Paul Moncelle

    Ellen Murphy

    Ann Peacock

    Joe Robinson

    Cheryl Schaeffner

    Claire Snyder

    Jeanne Spencer

    Shondra Valletti

    Luke Verhagen

    Steve Williams

  • Becky Allf

    Chris Dumford

    Cedric Lowe

    Kip Mueller

    Ashley Terry

  • Chair - Barry Stare

    Vice Chair - Ann Klusmeier

    Deacon Rep - Nitha Elu

    Ken Elu

    Jan Johnson

    Bonnie Mack

    Rebecca Ott

    Nate Smith

    Elena Stothfang