The Vine Fellowship Church - Copley Ohio

The Leadership Team

Paul Fischer- Interim Patsor

Serving as minister of pastoral care at The Vine Fellowship is a retired PCUSA pastor

who served parishes in Southern Ohio; New Castle, Pennsylvania; Florida; Omaha, Nebraska; Northwest Iowa and North Central Iowa and is presently residing with his sister, Francie in Akron, Ohio. Paul grew up in Western Pennsylvania, went to Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania and then Gordon Conwell theological seminary in Hamilton, Massachusetts.

Paul has a history with The Vine Fellowship when it was First Presbyterian Church in Akron, Ohio as he worshipped there from September 1999 – April 2000 before receiving a call to First Presbyterian Church, Omaha, Nebraska. The church was very supportive of him and he considers Mark Ruppert a close friend and colleague in ministry.

Paul looks forward to helping out at The Vine fellowship until a fulltime pastor is found. He will

be preaching and doing pastoral care during this time.

Kay Belser- Director of Music Ministry

Kay began her ministry with The Vine Fellowship as pianist in August, 2016 and became the Director of Music in August, 2018. She grew up in the church playing the piano and singing and has over 40 years of church music experience. Kay specializes in modern worship songs and ministry through music. In her spare time, she enjoys puzzles, and spending time with her family and friends. You can reach her at [email protected]

Audrey Nolte- Administrative Assistant

email- [email protected]

Audrey Nolte has been employed with our fellowship since October 2020. Before becoming the administrator, she has been participating in the worship team and choir of our church since 2019. She graduated with her Bachelor's degree in December of 2020 in Music from the University of Akron, and is attending Kent State University for her Master's degree in vocal performance. Audrey has a passion for music, helping others, and spending time in nature.

Stew Buchanan

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Barbara Conklin

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Clerk of Session