Pastor Dave has been married to his high school sweetheart, Julie, since 1990. They have the blessing of raising four wonderfully unique children. They're also "Pops" and "Yaya" to their beautiful granddaughter, Lydia.
Dave strongly believes that the church should be the empowering and transforming center of its community. He doesn't just want to "play church." He is singularly committed to this mission: "Making disciples who can change the world." He loves that the United Methodist Church is an open conversation in progress rather than a set of rules and dogmas already established, giving room for flexibility, diversity and grace in the denomination.
He earned a bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies from Judson University in Elgin, Ill. and a master's degree in divinity from the United Theological Seminary in Trotwood, Ohio. He was ordained as an elder in 2008.
Before coming to Shiloh in May 2014, Dave built a reputation for helping transform and grow churches. He led the restart of the urban Fort McKinley United Methodist Church in Dayton, which grew in members from 40 to more than 400. He also planted a church in Trotwood, Ohio called The Point. He started with prayer walks around the church, asking people about their needs, assets and dreams. He believes a strong, vibrant congregation can make a huge impact on its community.
His life verse is 2 Timothy 2:15:
"Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.”
When he's not working, you might find him watching his son play soccer, spending time with his family or watching football (He's a life-long Green Bay Packers fan who's learning to like the Bengals.)
Pastor Dave brings Jesus to the community of Delhi through Sunday morning service, as well as supporting ministry groups, shut-ins, and others in the community that are searching for God. Dave helps open conversations about the Bible and how we can live out the Word and make disciples of Jesus. You can contact Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org
In her free time, she likes to listen to music (especially Bethel!) and walk her dog.
Allison oversees all of the calendaring and building usage, as well as social and printed media. She coordinates with all ministry groups and the pastor to make sure that everything at Shiloh is running smoothly! You can contact Allison at email@example.com
Student Ministry Directorthouse@shilohumc.com
While at UC, Tym worked part-time as a youth pastor at his home church, then later assumed a full-time role from 2011-2015 at a local United Methodist Church. Most recently, Tym has been working for a non-profit organization called Healthy Visions, which connects with middle school and high school students throughout several schools in the Greater Cincinnati area, teaching on social and emotional issues teens face every day.
Tym has always had a passion to reach youth for Christ, as he experienced the importance of having Godly leadership present through his teenage years. Tym’s enduring mission is to shed a positive light into a world filled with negativity, ultimately pointing people to Christ, in hopes of impacting and transforming lives for the better. This directly plays into his life verse from
Romans 12:1-2, “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
Apart from ministry and connecting with students, Tym enjoys spending time with his family, working out, and drinking a good cup (or two) of coffee.
Tym organizes and leads Student Ministry at Shiloh. He also connects with student groups in Price Hill and Sayler Park and tutors with Whiz Kids. Tym also leads youth mission trips, youth worship, and after school programs partnered with Delhi Middle School. You can contact Tym at firstname.lastname@example.org
Children’s Ministry Preschool Directorbcarter@shilohumc.com
Beth’s work at Shiloh is focused on partnering our Preschool and Children’s Ministries with families, emphasizing the teachings of Deuteronomy 6:
“These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.”
Beth directs Shiloh Preschool to help children learn and grow in a safe, Christian environment. She also works with children, student, and adult discipleship to come together as Family Ministries. You can contact Beth at email@example.com
Children's Ministry Directorkshea@shilohumc.com
Shortly after coming to Shiloh, she was confirmed. And although she didn't think seriously about it at the time, she started feeling a closeness to Jesus and a call to be involved in some sort of ministry.
Her passionate for teaching kids about Jesus began then. But her commitment solidified years ago when she and her husband lost an infant daughter, a twin to her son, Joe, Shiloh's organist.
The outpouring of support and prayer back then helped her young family get through that painful experience. She knew she would always try to pay that compassion back through working with children at the church.
"Every child deserves to know Jesus," she says.
She first taught Vacation Bible School 16 years ago. She wanted to decline the job, but God kept nudging her. It was that "incredible" experience that pushed Kathy into more work with children's ministries. She believes her role is to lead by example and to partner with families to work together to make disciples of Jesus Christ.
She loves it when she's teaching a Sunday School class and can see that moment when a child really gets the message. One of her favorite things is helping direct Shiloh's well-known Christmas play. During rehearsals, the adults emphasize that the kids are doing ministry work through their acting. She likes seeing the kids realize that they're making a difference.
When she's not planning Sunday School lessons or Vacation Bible School, Kathy likes to hike. Really hike - as in take a backpack and be gone in the woods for days. Fitness and healthy eating are big parts of who Kathy is also. She loves to walk her dog, Shamrock, and exercise. She ran her first - and probably only - half marathon in 2011.
Her motorcycle helmet is currently collecting dust. But on it is one of her favorite Bible verses: Philippians 4:13:
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
She has been married to her high school sweetheart, Jim, for 35 years. They have four sons - Joe, Matthew, Peter and Sam. They are also new grandparents to Cecelia.
Kathy oversees and leads Children’s Ministry at Shiloh. She connects with children in Price Hill and tutors with Whiz Kids, facilitates mid-week groups, VBS, Upward, and the children’s Christmas play. She also works with the discipleship team as a part of the Family Ministry Team. You can contact Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Modern Worship Coordinatortworks@shilohumc.com
Theresa has been involved in worship since she was ten years old and she has not left God or music since! She believes that worship is more than just the stage, worship is about the encounter with the Holy Spirit. She has been writing her own music and channeling God's call since 2011 and is excited to live in to worship ministry here at Shiloh. Her favorite bible scripture is Isaiah 43.
"Worship is warfare before we get to hear the word. We can turn our focus on Him."
Theresa manages all aspects of Modern Worship including music, stage design, and the Modern Worship teams. You can contact her at email@example.com
Traditional Worship Coordinatorjsuit@shilohumc.com
Jerry and Joy were married in 1982 and Jerry was hired as Music Director of Shiloh United Methodist Church where he served as Chancel Choir director and Youth Choir director for a time. Jerry has played in the church handbell choir and sung for weddings and funerals. Jerry retired after twenty-five years of service to Shiloh in 2007 but was called back into service in the summer of 2015. Jerry currently serves as the Traditional Worship Coordinator and Chancel Choir Director. Jerry and Joy have two adult children, Diana and Aaron, and four adorable grandchildren.
Jerry Suit oversees all aspects of Traditional Worship at Shiloh including directing the Chancel Choir, selecting the hymns and responses for worship, liturgy, and coordinates the Traditional Worship teams. You can contact Jerry at firstname.lastname@example.org
He has been a part of just about everything music-related the church has to offer. Growing up, he played hand bells and sang in the choir. He helped lead the children’s choir. His mom is Kathy Shea, Shiloh’s children’s ministries director.
After graduating from Oak Hills High School, Joe went to the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in music education. He currently operates his own piano teaching studio. Find out more about his piano studio by clicking here.
So in 2011 when Shiloh needed a new organist, the church turned to maybe the most obvious person – Joe. Although he is a pianist first, he was thrilled to take the job and is still perfecting his organ-playing technique.
When he’s not at either of his music jobs, Joe can be found working on his golf game. He also likes to cook and read all kinds of books. He is happy that Shiloh allows him to use his passion for music as a ministry.
Joe Shea assists every week in traditional worship through piano and organ accompaniment and providing all service music. Joe also accompanies for weddings, funerals and other special events. You can contact Joe at email@example.com.