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Pastor Brad Olson, Lead Pastor 

 Brad refers to himself as our “Head Jesus Follower” and has been at Loveland UMC since 2016. 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 five National Championships and four 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 three grown children and three grandchildren. They are very excited to be a part of the Loveland community and Loveland United Methodist Church!
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,  and loves interacting with our multi-generational church family, which she sees as one of LUMC’s greatest strengths. Sharon holds a Bachelor’s of Education from the University of Cincinnati. She and her husband, Rob, spent time  in Japan, Germany and  up and down the East Coast with the United States Army for 23 years, serving on church staff or in lay leadership in every location they have lived.  Sharon now lives in Loveland with Rob and their  two adult children.
Sarah Zimmerman, Worship Leader
Sarah and her family recently moved back to Loveland in 2023. She is so thankful to be home again with her LUMC family after 9 years and is even more excited to share her gift of singing with the community. Sarah works as a para-professional at Loveland Elementary School where she is starting a music class for the children she aids and is thankful to be working in the school system once again. She holds a B.S. in Music Education from Roberts Wesleyan College and an M.M. in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College. Throughout all of her family moves, she has been devoted to always finding a church to help ground her family. Sarah and her husband Kyle reside in Loveland with their twins and old man dog, Trapper. Sarah loves making stained glass, in her spare time, and making memories with her family.

Lisa Robinson, Adult Discipleship Coordinator             
Lisa Robinson joined the staff of LUMC in March 2020 as the Adult Discipleship Coordinator. A longtime member, Lisa brings with her years of leading and writing curriculum for Bible studies for adults. In addition to her role on staff she continues to co-teach the Dittos Senior Bible Study and  Junior High Sunday School/Confirmation class. She also  volunteers as a counselor with our FUEL Youth Group. Lisa grew up in Loveland and is a graduate of Loveland High School. Her parents Mike and Georgie Morr still reside in Loveland and also attend Loveland UMC. Lisa and her husband Rick live in Deer Park with their two adult children and two crazy labradors. She refers to her role at LUMC as her dream job! 

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.
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