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The Park at Zoar – 5788 Zoar Road – Morrow, Ohio 45152

Joe Dooley

Youth Group Leader

Joe is a mechanic at Carthage Auto Parts and is very active at The Park Church. He rides miles and miles on The Park bike team spreading the joy of Christianity.

Joe recently accepted the new assignment of Youth Group Leader. This group of 6th – 12th graders meets on scheduled dates for three purposes…

• Hanging out and Having Fun (Going to Laser Tag, Movies, etc.)
• Growing Their Faith (Sunday Night Youth Group Events)
• Serving Others (City Gospel Mission, Matthew 25)
• Annual Summer Trips (Mission Trips, Retreats)

As this crew develops the momentum continues to grow. Catch the next gathering date in the bulletin or the church wide email.

Christy Montgomery

Children's Ministry Director

Christy is excited and blessed to be the Children’s Ministry Director at The Park Church. She is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University. In 2011, she followed her desire to stay home with her newborn son, and resigned her position as a National Account Coordinator with Discount Labels. Her previous positions in ministry include Worship Team member for eight years, Children’s Church Minister for five years, occasional Sunday school teacher, and Youth Ministry assistant. At The Park, we place a high priority on the spiritual growth of our children. During the Sunday morning worship service, we offer classrooms for various age groups. Each Sunday school classroom is designed to effectively minister to the children with age appropriate activities and bible studies.

Pastor Jeff Raker

Lead Pastor

Pastor Jeff Raker

Jeff is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and Asbury Theological Seminary. He has been on staff in a local church since 1986, and has also served as Adjunct Professor at Winebrenner Seminary in Findlay, OH and Visiting Professor at Emmaus Biblical Seminary in Cap Haitien, Haiti.

Jeff’s “out of office” time is usually spent around a swimming pool as an official, attending multiple National championship meets each year and having the privilege of being 1 of 4 Starters in the U.S. on the FINA list, which makes Jeff eligible for international competitions.

Jeff has led or participated on over 30 short-term mission teams to: Haiti, Appalachia, Mexico, South Dakota, and Ukraine.

Jeff and his wife Stephanie have been married for 26 years and have three adult children: Kathryn, married to Brian; Caroline, and John. Their ministry as a couple centers around marriage retreats and workshops. Together Jeff and Stephanie enjoy camping (with a pop-up camper), traveling, reading, soaking up the sun and spending time with family. You’re likely to find Jeff at Countryside Y in the mornings playing raquetball, swimming or in the cardio room.