About our pastor...
In July 2014, Rev Bob Mitchell was appointed to Chapel of the Cross. Pastor Bob and family, have served throughout East Ohio, with UMC churches in Delaware, Canfield, Woodsfield and Loudonville.
P. B. and Carey met in High School in northeastern PA (near Scranton) and after a long engagement, were married in 1995. Pastor received his call to ministry at the end of training in Psychology, and the couple moved off to Delaware, OH to attend seminary at MTSO. There, he attended seminary, volunteered at Delaware Grace UMC and worked as the overnight chaplain for the United Methodist Children's Home in Worthington, OH. Finishing his Masters degree in Christian Education and a Masters in Divinity, Rev Bob and Carey decided to stay in East Ohio for good!
Ordained as a Full Elder in 2010, and a graduate of the EOC's 3 yr New Church Start Academy, Bob has served the denomination in a variety of roles, and currently serves on:
EOC Conference Leadership Committee; Candidacy Group Mentor; Compass Group Leader; Rule of Christ Trainer; District Leadership Team;
EOC Congregational Vitality Team; EOC Health & Welfare Committee;
Completing training in Pastoral Counseling, the School of Congregational Development, Church Coach Training, Internal Family Systems Therapy and Systems Conflict Management- P.B. continues to serve in counseling congregation members, fellow clergy, church groups... complete strangers... and others! In 2014, Rev Bob joined "Route 122", a group of United Methodist ministers, D.S.'s, bishops, and others from all over our country, who work to revitalize existing congregations in our faith. Our Pastor says he loves doing bible studies, prayer groups, worship services, children's ministry, youth ministry and everything else associated with his work.
Our pastoral family includes: Bob, Carey, Rain (20), Jonah (18), Chloe (13) and Magdalene (12).
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