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Pastor Brad Olson, Lead Pastor 

 Brad started seminary at Colgate School of Divinity in Rochester, NY and transferred to United Theological Seminary where he received his Master’s of Divinity.  He has been with the West Ohio Conference since 1990. 
Brad has competed as a Power-lifter, winning  5 National Championships and 4 World Championships.  He also served as an Olympic Chaplain when the games were in Atlanta. 
Brad and his wife Dawn purchased their first house in Loveland. They have 3 grown children and 3 grandchildren. They are very excited about being a part of the Loveland community and LUMC!

Mark DeYoung, Worship Pastor Mark has been leading contemporary worship for more than two decades, and is a sought after guitarist. He received his Master’s of Divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary. Mark also received his Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Before seminary and law school, Mark lived in Nashville, where he hosted a morning Christian music radio show. Mark lives with his wife,  Crystal, and their three kids in West Chester.

Sharon White, Director of Music and Family Ministry
Sharon has been on staff since 2012. Her multi-faceted job means she is involved in everything from kid’s crafts to adult Bible studies to worship planning,  interacting with our multi-generational church family. Sharon holds a Bachelor’s of Education from the University of Cincinnati. She and her husband, Rob, spent time  in Japan and Germany and lived up and down the East Coast with the United States Army for 23 years. Sharon has served on staff or in lay leadership in every location they have lived.  Sharon now lives in Loveland with Rob and they have  two adult children.
Paxton Dellinger, Director of Youth Ministry
Paxton has been a devoted member of LUMC since 2016. Immediately expressing interest in supporting church efforts, he’s been involved in mission work led by our Men’s Group, and playing a key part in both our Living Nativity and VBS ministries. Paxton has contributed to our Outward Focus efforts, assisted as a Sunday worship participant and served as Leadership Council Chair.  He began volunteering with our Youth Group in 2018, and accepted the position of Director in August of 2019. Paxton attended Columbus College of Art and Design and is passionate about music, arts and local community.  His professional background includes 20+ years operations management, leadership development and training. He lives in Loveland with his wife Jennifer and their two sons.
Robin Kerth, Office Administrator
If you call or visit LUMC on a weekday, the first person you encounter is Robin, our Office Administrator. Providing support services since 2010, Robin is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day business needs of the church. One of her favorite hobbies is photography. When time permits, Robin and her husband, Richard, enjoy creating culinary delights including beautiful cakes and delicious meals. Robin and her family have attended worship at LUMC since 2005.