OUR STAFF

OUR STAFF

PASTOR JASON HAYMAKER

LEAD PASTOR

jhaymaker@wrgc.life

Pastor Jason Haymaker was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Business from Grace College (’94) and his Masters in Ministry from Grace Theological Seminary (’99). Jason served as the associate/youth pastor in Akron, Ohio from 1994 to 1996. In October of 1996 he and wife Marcie accepted the position to come to Western Reserve as the associate/youth pastor. In 2000 Jason was asked to become senior pastor of the church. Jason testifies that his life is defined by the four passions that drive him: love for the Lord, his wife, children, and ministry. He and Marcie live in Streetsboro and have two children: Caleb and Emily.

PASTOR KEVIN POEST

EXECUTIVE PASTOR

kevin@wrgc.life

Kevin was born and raised in Brunswick, Ohio and attended the University of Akron where he pole vaulted and completed a degree in Civil Engineering. While at Akron, Kevin got involved in the college ministry of The Chapel and it was during his college years when he really started chasing after God.

Upon graduation he accepted an internship with The Chapel in their college ministry (05’-08) where he completed a Master’s Degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Kevin stayed on with The Chapel as the assistant college pastor (08’-14’) and lead college pastor (14’-18’) until he decided to accept his current position here at Western Reserve as our Executive Pastor.

Kevin got married to his amazing wife Liz in the summer of 2010, and have three children, Riley, Hudson, and Harper. Kevin’s heart is to help connect people to God so that they can experience the fullness of life that He has for them!

PASTOR KEVIN POEST

EXECUTIVE PASTOR

kevin@wrgc.life

Kevin was born and raised in Brunswick, Ohio and attended the University of Akron where he pole vaulted and completed a degree in Civil Engineering. While at Akron, Kevin got involved in the college ministry of The Chapel and it was during his college years when he really started chasing after God.

Upon graduation he accepted an internship with The Chapel in their college ministry (05’-08) where he completed a Master’s Degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Kevin stayed on with The Chapel as the assistant college pastor (08’-14’) and lead college pastor (14’-18’) until he decided to accept his current position here at Western Reserve as our Executive Pastor.

Kevin got married to his amazing wife Liz in the summer of 2010, added their first daughter (Riley) in May of 2013, a son (Hudson) in 2016, and another daughter (Harper) in 2019. Kevin’s heart is to help connect people to God so that they can experience the fullness of life that He has for them!

MICKEY DeANGELO

PASTOR OF FAMILY MINISTRIES

mickey@wrgc.life

Mickey has lived in Northeast his Ohio nearly his whole life. Both he and his wife Kylee graduated from Brecksville-Broadview Heights high School, and still live in Brecksville today with their children Mackenzi, Gianna, and Nathan. Jesus radically changed Mickey’s life when he was 28, and was immediately discipled by the youth pastor and his family. He continued in youth ministry as well as serving the church in a variety of other roles with a deep passion for missions and discipleship. Joining Western Reserve in 2018 as Student Ministry Director, Mickey now serves as Family Ministries Pastor. In this he embraces his role as a bi-vocational pastor setting the example of what can be accomplished for the kingdom when you dedicate your life to His service. 

MICKEY DEANGLEO

PASTOR OF FAMILY MINISTRIES

mickey@wrgc.life

Mickey has lived in Northeast his Ohio nearly his whole life. Both he and his wife Kylee graduated from Brecksville-Broadview Heights high School, and still live in Brecksville today with their children Mackenzi, Gianna, and Nathan. Jesus radically changed Mickey’s life when he was 28, and was immediately discipled by the youth pastor and his family. He continued in youth ministry as well as serving the church in a variety of other roles with a deep passion for missions and discipleship. Joining Western Reserve in 2018 as Student Ministry Director, Mickey now serves as Family Ministries Pastor. In this he embraces his role as a bi-vocational pastor setting the example of what can be accomplished for the kingdom when you dedicate your life to His service. 

Stephanie Donahue

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY COORDINATOR

stephanie@wrgc.life

Stephanie was born and raised in Boardman, Ohio. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Middle Childhood Education with focuses in Science and Social Studies while generalizing in Language Arts and Math from Kent State University. She has been volunteering in the Children’s Ministry at Western Reserve since 2015, becoming a K-5 Volunteer coordinator in 2016. She married her husband in 2007 and they have three children; son. Noah and daughters, Amelia and Olivia. They live in Hudson, OH.

Stephanie Donahue

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY COORDINATOR

stephanie@wrgc.life

Stephanie was born and raised in Boardman, Ohio. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Middle Childhood Education with focuses in Science and Social Studies while generalizing in Language Arts and Math from Kent State University. She has been volunteering in the Children’s Ministry at Western Reserve since 2015, becoming a K-5 Volunteer coordinator in 2016. She married her husband in 2007 and they have three children; son. Noah and daughters, Amelia and Olivia. They live in Hudson, OH.

SARAH MCMAHON

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

sarah@wrgc.life

Sarah has been serving on staff at Western Reserve since 2012. Sarah loves Western Reserve, and dreams of people giving their lives to Christ- being part of a true movement of God. She has an Associate’s Degree in Visual Communications, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art Photography with a minor in Art History from the University of Akron. Sarah and her husband, Brian, have two boys, Liam and Finley. Sarah’s love languages are coffee and folk music.

 

CHERYL SIMON

ASSISTANT TO PASTOR JASON

cheryl@wrgc.life

Cheryl started on staff in 2008 as Pastor Jason’s assistant, and is also coordinator of church special events. She and her husband, Jeff, were the first couple married at Western Reserve Grace Church, when the original church was built in 1992. They have two sons, Alex and Joe. Cheryl loves how at Western Reserve, people are welcomed ”just as they are” and can worship and learn God’s Word in a church that’s authentic, relatable and exciting.

CHERYL SIMON

ASSISTANT TO PASTOR JASON

cheryl@wrgc.life

Cheryl started on staff in 2008 as Pastor Jason’s assistant, and is also coordinator of church special events. She and her husband, Jeff, were the first couple married at Western Reserve Grace Church, when the original church was built in 1992. They have two sons, Alex and Joe. Cheryl loves how at Western Reserve, people are welcomed ”just as they are” and can worship and learn God’s Word in a church that’s authentic, relatable and exciting.

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