Meet Our Team

Louisville Christ Pastor Larry Hinkle

Larry Hinkle

Seinior Pastor

Pastor Larry has served as senior pastor at Louisville Christ Church since 2002. Hewas ordained in the East Ohio Conference and joyfully embraces God’s assignment to minister with the faithful people of Christ Church Louisville.
Pastor Larry married Cathy, the love of his life, in 1981. Cathy partners in many ministry activities within the church and also serves as a speech pathologist in the Champion school system. Together they are parents of three daughters, Abby, Juliana, and Lacie, and three grandsons, Eric, Michael, and Henry.

Karen Nieschwitz

Director of Visitation

After 30 years driving school bus, Karen knew she couldn’t just sit around. She loves people and loves God. So when Karen was offered a position to serve both, she felt she had her mission in life. Karen began her ministry here at Christ Church Louisville in June 2007 and it has proved to be very rewarding. She has two married daughters, two grandsons and two granddaughters.

Wendy Thomas

Director of Children’s Ministries

Wendy Thomasserves Christ UMC asDirector of Children’sand Connectional Ministries. She is passionate about children and their walk with God and has served in children’s ministries at Christ Church since 2006. Wendy describes hergreatest contribution to the world as her three daughters Taylor, Madison, and Regan.



Louisville Christ Lee Nicholson

Lee Nicholson

Youth Pastor

Youth Pastor Lee Nicholson serves Christ Church with an extroverted personality,strong credentials and many years experience in youth ministry. He has a passion for relational evangelism and discipleship. Lee has achieved a level of first degree black belt in Soo Bahk Do Karate. His calling in ministry has equipped him to mentor young people to become strong leaders in the church. His wife Dr. Sue is employed as professor of Biblical Studies at Malone University. The Nicholson family live in Plain Twp. Conner age 17, loves studying history. Alex, 15, plays cello both at Glen Oak High School and Canton Youth Symphony.and also loves to read. They all look forward to greeting you in church.

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Cheri Miller

Office Manager

Cheri is the CUMC staff office manager/secretary. Cheri enjoys keeping the church calendar, making the weekly bulletins and the monthly Church Window newsletter along with assisting the staff and congregation with any secretarial needs. Cheri is married to Dan Miller and they have three awesome children Krystle, William, Taylor and two grandchildren Adrianna and Gaven. Cheri enjoys walking the family dogs Checkers and Lucky, the outdoors and gardening.

Louisville Christ Patti Wolfe

Patti Wolfe

Welcome Patti to our staff! We are very blessed to have herskills, gifts and graces on staff in such an important role in Christ church. email Patti Wolfe at

Kathryn Gerber

Music Director

If you enjoy singing, come join us in lifting our voices in meditation, praise, reflection and worship. Check out our handbell choirs as well. If you have any other kind of musical talents that you would like to share with us, let us know.



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Reba Vincent

Agape Worship Leader

Talk about coming full-circle…
Reba grew up in Louisville and studied classical music from age 6 to 18 years old. She had her first music position at age 12 as the pianist for the First Assembly of God here in town.
In her adult life, circumstances led Reba and her family to move many times but that afforded her the ability to be involved in music most every place they settled… from churches such as World Harvest Church in Columbus to her last position at First Friends Church in Canton. She has held every position from choir accompanist to children’s worship leader and everything in between! Reba has also led musical worship in many women’s conferences as well as producing and directing large holiday programs. She is familiar with most genres and is comfortable playing traditional hymns as well as rockin’ out to the newest titles! Regardless of the assignment, Reba has a heart of worship and a desire to lead others to the very throne of God!
God recently moved Reba back to Louisville again where she resides with her husband, Bryan, of 31 years. She is a mother to four adult children and three awesome grandkids.

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