MINISTRY LEADERSHIP

 
PASTOR LYNN WILLIAMSON
Lynn Williamson has been pastor of St. Jacob Lutheran Church for a number of years. He works to deepen faith for members and visitors to the congregation.  He enjoys teaching and preaching and studying the Bible for the benefit of himself and others.  He is married to LaShell, and they have five children, a son-in-law, and a grandson. He is most concerned with the Worship Board and the worship of the church. His email is pastor@stjacob.org. The church office phone is 330-833-2960
CYNTHIA LINDEMAN
Cynthia is our church secretary and Financial secretary.  She retired from FedEx Custom Critical in 2001 where she was Administrative Assistant to the President for 8.5 years of the 10 she worked there.  Cynthia has held the St. Jacob office secretary position since 2014 and has been the financial secretary since 1997.  She assumes many church tasks “behind the scenes.”  She participates in the choir (Voices of Praise) and serves on the Worship and Music Board.  To contact Cynthia by email use info@stjacob.org.

CAROLYN CARASEA

Carolyn has been a life-long Lutheran and a short-time member, almost 30 years, at St. Jacob! Her children Caryn and Matthew were baptized here, and they and her husband, Jerry, are members. “We immediately felt we had a church home the first Sunday we attended.” Being retired from her career as a consulting Industrial Engineer has afforded her time to serve as President of Church Council.  Prior to this position, Carolyn served on the property board, and she sings in the choir. She assists Jerry with the monthly Euchre tournament and Christmas Bazaar cooking. Carolyn is a member of the Friends of Green Library and has been treasurer of that group for 25 years.  Carolyn has also been a strong advocate for her children and others with special needs as a past member of Green School’s Parent Mentor Program.  Through a grant from the State of Ohio, she taught future educators, nurses, and caregivers how to work with children with autism. Carolyn’s priority as Council President is “to lead and encourage our congregation and boards in the activities needed to continue as a viable ELCA Lutheran Church.” Contact Carolyn at c.carasea@att.net
 
BOB FREY
Bob has been our part-time church secretary for about fifteen years. He is in the office Wednesdays and Fridays 8:30-12:30. Contact Bob at info@stjacob.org. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SUE PHILLABAUM
 
Sue is our current Church Council Vice President.  She has been a member of St. Jacob for 48 years! She and her husband, Glenn raised six sons.  Sue spent 20 years working in banking, and then worked to become a teachers aid for Special Needs children.  She worked as an aid in Jackson Local schools for 11 years before retiring.  She has been very active in St. Jacob through the years including heading up the Children’s Nursery, funeral dinners, Alter guild, and vacation Bible school.  She has become more active again recently because of a strong desire to serve God in keeping our church alive.  Contact Sue at smphillabaum@hotmail.com
MARIA PETERS
Maria is our Director of Youth and Family Ministry (DYFM). Maria has two grown children. In the past Maria has taught Sunday School.  She has been DYFM since 2014. 
JUDY FICHTER
Judy is our Church Treasurer.   She has held this position since 2009.  Judy is retired from Diebold, and she loves being able to spend time with her family at home and her church family.  She volunteers at the Compassionate Care Center working with hospice and palliative care patients.  At St. Jacob Judy participates with the Community Garden, Women of the Way Bible study  the Awana planning committee, and many other church activities.  She wants most to help our church grow! Contact Judy at fichterjudy@gmail.com
KRISTI LIKNES
Kristi has been a member at St. Jacob since 2010 and has served as Church Council secretary since January 2016.  She and her husband, Gary, are the parents of two college-age daughters, Emily and Debbie.  in addition to taking down and typing up the minutes for council and congregational meetings, Kristi assists with reading Scripture lessons for worship services and serves on Alter Guild.  She also likes to help with the Community Garden.  One of Kristi’s favorite things about St. Jacob is the Thursday evening chapel service which she enjoys helping to support.