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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  • Rev. Darryll Davis – Assistant Pastor of Worship & Outreach

    Darryll resides in College Hill, with his wife Bernice; they are proud parents of six amazing children. Having served on the Cincinnati Police Department for 16 years, Darryll brings a strong sense of real-world leadership clarity to his role. During his time with the CPD, Darryll served 7 years as a Sergeant, leading the Violent Crimes and Narcotics unit called “Vortex”.  Darryll has been featured in (3) three episodes of the popular “COPS” tv show.  After serving as a missionary for 5 years in Jamaica, Darryll returned to the United States with a vision for planting a healthy multi-ethnic church.  In September of 2011, Darryll and a vibrant diverse group of over 250 people, witnessed that vision come alive with the launch of Hand Pointing RightRead more

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  • Rev. Jennifer Cronk – Assistant Pastor of Children & Families

    Jennifer loves showing families the beauty of the Gospel. Her undergraduate education in Child & Family Studies, and graduate work in Educational Ministry, combined with a lifetime of watching her teacher-mom open minds, has put a passion in her heart to see the stories of the Bible brought to life in children’s hearts. Whether it’s writing curriculum, training ministry volunteers, or developing relationships with families, Jennifer’s 20 years of experience have taught her that children thrive most when parents are the primary faith-builders in their lives. Partnering with parents to raise kids deeply in love with Jesus is her most beloved job responsibility.  Finding books for her Little Free Library, going on adventures, Hand Pointing RightRead more

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  • Samuel Mock – Director of Next Generation and Streaming Ministries

    Samuel grew up in Bardstown, KY and moved here from Lexington, KY. He’s currently attending Liberty University, where he is pursuing his Masters of Divinity degree online. Great mentors poured into Samuel when he was in a youth group and he desires to extend that intentional care and attention here at CHPC. He loves to help people discover their gifts and pursue the call God has on their life. Most recently, Samuel was a small group leader in Southland Christian Church’s youth ministry, and helped lead a young singles ministry called T.N.D. in Lexington. His role in T.N.D. was content coordinator, meaning he created bible lessons and other means of education for the groups members. Samuel loves sports  Hand Pointing RightRead more

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  • greg fischer - facility director

    Greg is a Cincinnati native, born in Cheviot and has lived in College Hill since 1955 which is when he began attending College Hill Presbyterian. He grew up in a family of builders, learning the construction business and then starting his own company for 35 years. Before starting his own company, Greg worked as a professional photographer which is where he met his wife Terry.

    Greg loves an active lifestyle, if he isn’t working you’ll find him hiking, biking, and working out. He loves spending time with three daughters and eight grandchildren whether it is in 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 and Matthew, 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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Part-Time Staff

  • BERNICE Davis

    Contemporary Worship Leader

  • Dr. Cindy candelaria

    director of traditional worship

    Cindy met the Lord at age 14 at the Metropolitana Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Puerto Rico, where she is originally from. Her hometown’s church holds a special place in her heart as it is where she received

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  • joanne cornelius

    Congregational care

  • Shannon Caton

    Director of 3C’s Nursery School

    Shannon grew up in Youngstown Ohio but came to the University of Cincinnati for college. While in college she received degrees in elementary education, psychology, and a masters in education.

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  • jill drewyor

    church organist

    Jill has been playing piano and supporting musical groups from schools and students to community theaters and churches for more than 30 years. Most recently, she spent 15 years as the Worship Director for Hand Pointing RightRead more

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  • catherine sanders

    Connections coordinator

Current Officers

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  • Moderator: Drew Smith

    Session Clerk: Janet Dumford

    Rosa Brinkman

    Darryll Davis

    Tom Dryer

    Mark Evans

    Sharon Holland

    Catherine Sanders

    Bart Sauer

    Bill Scheid

    Sam Stare

  • Moderator: Barb Rosen

    Treasurer: David Freas

    Secretary: Mike Funez

    Ross Battoclette

    Bob Brockfield

    Helen Brooks

    Cyndy Butz

    Dave Butz

    Bernice Davis

    Margretta Davis

    Pam Dollard

    Michelle Dyson
    Kelley Foresman
    Samhar Gutierrez

    Aarika Itodo

    Sonia Leaks

    Julia Powell

    Cheryl Schaeffner

    Claire Snyder

    Rebecca Warren

    Bryce Weaver

  • Chris Dumford

    Ken Jones

    Charlie Lethander

    Cedric Lowe

    Bryan Madison

  • Sharon Holland (Session)

    Tom Dryer (Session)

    Joe Brooks

    Ann Klusmeier

    Gwyn Spindel