Rev. Jim, a member of the Cincinnati Presbytery, is currently serving as moderator of the session for Pleasant Run Presbyterian Church. He recently concluded a period of service as pulpit supply for Cleves Presbyterian Church. Outside of the Presbytery, other areas of service include deployment with the Red Cross in Louisiana, and Precinct Election Officer in DeTour, Michigan. He recently began an online study for a Certificate in Trauma and Spiritual Care.
Rev. Jim’s other passions include traveling to the New England area to visit friends and family with his wife Westi. He is studying the Japanese martial art of Aikido, which focuses on harmonizing with your opponent to bring a peaceful resolution to the conflict; he recently achieved a new rank!
We are grateful to have Rev. Jim leading us during this time of rediscovery and transition.
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.