Reverend Rich Jones graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1990 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, and from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2009 with a Master’s in Divinity. Ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the PC(USA). Married to Debbie and they have two wonderful children, McKenzie Grace and Brennan Matthew. “I love being with my friends, hanging out with my wife (who is my best friend) and with my two kids. I love to go backpacking, rock climbing, bouldering, and am obsessed with theology and running. (I am also a cross-country coach for a local school district!).” Rich would describe his call in life is to “build relationships with folks and with a God that fills the relational gaps around me and inside of me.” “I feel I am blessed to do what I do and who God created me to be! I love the life God has allowed me to live and I’m thankful for God’s mark on my life. It humbles me and allows me to live with great expectations and hope. Some days are great, some days are crazy, but it’s “all good” in the end.”
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Aaron Knodle is a current doctoral student at the University of Cincinnati – College-Conservatory of Music where he studies choral conducting with Earl Rivers and Brett Scott. Knodle moved to the Cincinnati area after serving for two years as the Assistant Conductor for the Salisbury Singers of Worcester, MA, an auditioned choir of approximately one hundred musicians that presents four annual concerts including one dedicated entirely to the works of J. S. Bach. He also held the position as Director of Music at Old South Union Church. At Old South Union he served as the organist for Sunday services, conducted the Senior Choir and oversaw the daily operation of the music program.
Knodle has also worked as a high school music educator and spent three years as the Assistant Choral Director at Roosevelt High School, Sioux Falls, SD. At Roosevelt, he co-conducted five daily rehearsals including Freshman Chorus, Mixed Chorus and the auditioned Concert Choir. He also conducted the auditioned ensembles Executive Chamber and President’s Men, and served as the show band director for Executive Suite. Knodle is also a frequent music director for musical theater productions, most recently Hairspray, Grease, Into the Woods and Shrek, The Musical.
Knodle is a graduate of Boston University, Boston, MA where he earned a Master of Sacred Music degree in choral conducting in 2016. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Luther College, Decorah, IA and studied choral conducting and organ performance at the University of Iowa, Iowa City.
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Donald Brewer, Counseling Psychologist, is a long time member of IPC and uses his expansive skill set volunteering. Don currently is chair of the Staff Oversight Committee and a choir member. You may see him in the building through out the week as IPC is lucky to share an office with this excellent person.
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Greg Windle – Day School Director/Facilities Manager, has been with Immanuel for twenty years. He is amazing with what he has achieved with IPC’s preschool and Immanuel is blessed to have his energy and experience.
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Kim Innis grew up in various parts of the country from one end to the other because of her father’s work, which took her family to live in several different states for anywhere from 1-1/2 to 4+ years in each location. She is a graduate of Texas Christian University with a B.S. in Secondary Education, although, other than 2 years of substitute teaching, has not worked in the teaching profession, but in private industry for GE, The Trane Company, and Cincinnati Bell. After filling in as a volunteer administrative assistant at Blue Ash Presbyterian, she found that she liked that particular type of work and applied for the position at Immanuel. Kim has been a Presbyterian for over 40 years and is very familiar with how our Presbyterian system works. At her home church, Blue Ash Presbyterian, she has served on various committees, sings in the choir, and is the Clerk of Session. She also met her husband, David who also sings in the choir, at BAPC. Outside of work and church, Kim likes to create all kinds of things with paper, rubber stamps, and ink; from greeting cards to scrapbooks, to home décor and gifts, and teach others how to make them. Kim is also an avid reader, and member of a book club at BAPC.
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Sarah Bereza has a heart for leading congregations in worship through music and has ministered as a church musician for almost 20 years. She has lived in the Cincinnati and Dayton areas off-and-on since 2005 and earned a master’s degree at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. She recently completed a PhD at Duke University and writes about her research on Christianity and music (and previews upcoming hymns at Immanuel!) at musicandthechurch.com
Sarah joined Immanuel’s music ministry as organist on Palm Sunday in 2017.
Georgia Kightlinger – Treasurer