The Rev. Scott Souders
Scott has served as the Senior pastor for 33 years. He is a graduate of Ashland University and Virginia Theological Seminary. After his ordination in 1980, he became an Associate Rector at the then, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church serving under Fr. Chuck Irish from 1980-1983. During these years, Scott planted St. Luke’s first mission congregation. A year later he began a second mission in South East Cleveland, before becoming the Priest in charge and later Rector at Holy Spirit Anglican Church. Scott has been married to Claudia for 42 years. They have 3 married children and 7 grandchildren.
The Rev. Steve Wewer
Associate Pastor, COO of Truly Reaching You Ministries
Steve has served as the Chief of Staff at Holy Spirit Anglican Church for 10 years. He has a Masters in Christian Ministry from HarvestNet Institute. Steve is bi-vocational, serving as the Chief Operating Officer for Truly Reaching You Inc, a non-profit whose mission is to help people reentering the community surrender their lives to Christ, become faithful in daily life, and reconnect with their families and the community. Prior to his ordination, Steve was a member of the Holy Spirit Anglican Church for 25 years and had over seventeen years experience in manufacturing and consulting as an Operations Manager and Senior Business Analyst. He has been married to Cara for thirty years and they have five children and one grandchild.
The Rev. Cynthia Olson
Cindy received her Master of Divinity and Doctorate Degrees in Formational Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary. Her focus of study and ministry have been in people experiencing: forgiveness and freedom where there has been dysfunction, peace where there has been emotional chaos, truth where there has been false beliefs, and healing where there has been trauma or wounding. All of her ministry is focused on Jesus Christ and the transforming work of the Holy Spirit. Cindy was ordained in June 2011; after being a member of Holy Spirit Anglican Church for 14 years. She and her husband, Erik, of forty-four years have two daughters and two grandchildren.
The Rev. Charlotte A. Schmotzer
Associate Pastor, Director of Lazarus House Counseling
Char received her Master in Community Counseling from The University of Akron and her Doctorate in Conflict Management from Trinity College of the Bible and Seminary in Evansville, Indiana. She has also taken classes at Nashotah House Seminary in Nashotah, Wisconsin. Char was ordained to the diaconate in November 2011 and assigned to St. Luke's Anglican Church until July 2014, when she began attending Holy Spirit. She was ordained to the priesthood in February 2017. Char has been married to Wayne since 1972. They have 5 children and 7 grandchildren so far, and both of her sons are ordained as well.
The Rev. Lindsay L. Robinson
Associate Pastor, Diocesan Administrator
Lindsay is a graduate of The College of Wooster, and received her Master of Divinity from Ashland Theological Seminary in 2012. Lindsay was ordained to the diaconate in October 2015, and to the priesthood in February 2017. Lindsay married her husband Paul in January 2017, and gained an amazing stepson. Her passions include justice, liturgy and the arts, healthy church leadership, and the identity of women through the eyes of Jesus.
Sue graduated from Adrian College with a Bachelors in Biology. While attending college she became involved with a campus ministry group and experienced Jesus in a way that changed the direction of her life. She spent two years overseas as a missionary associate, completed ministry training and was on staff in the States for two years with that ministry. She graduated from Ashland Theological Seminary in 2015 with a Masters in Divinity and came on staff at Holy Spirit shortly thereafter. Sue is our church administrator and treasurer. She also leads the Sunday morning Bible study, and assists in healing and discipleship.
Rt. Rev. Dr. Ron Jackson
Bishop for the Diocese of the Great Lakes
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Ron Jackson is Bishop for the Diocese of the Great Lakes. Ron has a passion for the local church. He brings an extensive background in church planting, re-missioning churches, and missional discipleship both in the U.S. and in Europe, Africa and South America. For the last six years, Ron has been teaching church planting, missional development, and strategic discipleship at Trinity College in Bristol, England. While there he was part of a team that planted six missional communities and mentored clergy and congregations throughout the U.K. He and his wife, Patty, live in Cuyahoga Falls, OH.