The Vine Fellowship Church - Copley Ohio

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The Vine Fellowship Church

3676 Community Lane, Suite 100, Copley Ohio 44321

(off S. Cleveland-Massillon Road)

Phone Number 330.576.6608


February 5th- Grateful for A No Answer

Scripture: Acts 3:1-11

Pastor Paul Fischer

February 12th - One Thing

Philippians 3: 12-14

Pastor Paul Fischer

February 19th - Reverend Ritchie

February 26th - Reverend Ritchie

A congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA)

About our New Pastor- Rev. John Ritchie

The Reverend John Ritchie was born in Arizona, and grew up in Los Angeles County, CA and Spokane, WA. He earned his Bachelor of Business Ad ministration in Management Information Systems from Eastern Washington University in 1986. Following his passion for Youth Ministry, he then earned his Master’s in Divinity from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 1990.

Rev. Ritchie has served in a variety of ministerial roles since his ordination in his “home” church in Spokane, WA. John has served as an Interim Associate Pastor,

Associate Pastor, Designated Pastor, Interim Pastor, and Solo Pastor in congregations in Michigan, Virginia, Missouri, Indiana, Minnesota, and most recently in Montana. He welcomes the title of Teaching Elder and con-

siders teaching as one of his more important gifts. In each of his calls he has been an active Presbytery member serving as a member/leader of numerous

committees and taskforces, summer camp director, presbytery officer, and commissioner to the most recent General Assembly.

Rev. Ritchie has also continued and expanded upon his education since his seminary days. He has attended seminars concentrating on youth ministry, congregational health, stewardship, worship, and spiritual disciplines. He is a certified premarital and marriage counselor. John and his wife Brenda are empty-nest parents of three, two boys and one girl, who live in Missouri, South Carolina, and Washington. They are also grandparents to one grandson. They enjoy life with their two dogs (a Labrador Retriever/Border Collie mix and a Dachshund Yorkie mix or “Dorkie”), spending time outside, and traveling.