Born and raised in Ohio, Rev. Bella came to Pleasant Run in 2009 by way of Michigan, Kentucky and Southern Indiana. She loves being back in Ohio and especially at Pleasant Run Presbyterian Church, a congregation which never ceases to amaze her in its generosity, compassion, and concern for the surrounding community. For her the Church is not a place but a people called to love and learn and grow and share the joy of the most meaningful rewarding relationship one can have – with God through Jesus Christ.
In her first career Bobbie worked in the laboratory as a medical technologist. More recently she served as a chaplain at University and Norton Hospitals in Louisville. She is married to Wes and between them they have four sons and eight grandchildren. Bobbie is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
Her favorite things to do include reading, refinishing furniture, and watching the Reds win.
Greg has been playing music since he was six years old. His instruments include accordion, piano, organ, guitar, bass guitar, and tuba. An accomplished pianist, he has been playing professionally for over thirty years. Greg has had numerous stints as interim music director at PRP. He can play a wide variety of styles and has incorporated traditional religious music with contemporary and gospel. He has also written numerous songs, both religious and secular.
Greg was born in Cincinnati and has lived here his entire life. He was raised in a Christian tradition (Catholic), but his faith journey really began when he became a Presbyterian in his mid-twenties. He is a graduate of Colerain High School and Miami University, where he studied Systems Analysis. His wife Nancy, and his two sons, Corey and Kyle, are also musicians and participate in worship services as well as music events outside the church. His stepdaughter, Beth, can usually be seen singing her heart out during each service. Greg and Nancy have been members of PRP since 2003.
Karen is from Cincinnati and has been with Pleasant Run Presbyterian since 2014. It is her friendly voice that you will hear when calling the church! Before coming to PRP, Karen worked in the corporate world at P&G. Karen has 2 children and 3 grandchildren. Besides spending time with family, she enjoys traveling, reading, and shopping, especially at craft fairs.