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Our Team
Andrea Jakobsons
Lead Pastor |
Favorite Scripture
Joshua 1:9
+ About Andrea
Ministry: Andrea loves teaching God’s Word, getting to know people, and seeing them give their lives to Jesus – growing in their walk with Him. "Every day is a bit different in the life of a pastor and I find that the challenges and joys of ministry enrich my life"

History/Family: Andrea Jakobsons was born in the Czech Republic and moved to the US when she was 15 years old, knowing only two words in English: Yes and No. Her family moved to Michigan to Andrews University, which is also where she met her husband Michael. After many years of running away from God’s call to ministry, she enrolled in the seminary and has since served as a Bible teacher at Andrews Academy, a youth pastor at Spencerville, MD and now a lead pastor at Kettering, OH. 

Hobbies: Besides doing ministry, she loves art, Pure Barre, hiking, biking, and snowboarding in the winter. She loves snow so much that Michael proposed to her outside, in the snow, in January.
Jason Calvert
Young Adult/Youth Pastor |
Favorite Scripture John 3:17
+ About Jason
Ministry: Jason absolutely loves his work as associate pastor for (youth and) young adult ministries. He passionately invests in relationships and is intentional to create authentic spaces for individuals to meet and walk life with Jesus. Jason devotes much of his ministry exploring contextually Biblical spirituality and applying these principles through the lenses of contemporary culture and community.

Family: Jason was born and raised in “Sweet Home… CHICAGO” and Jason married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Andrea in 2004. God’s abundantly blessed them with three beautiful children: Noah (born in 2011), Benjamin (born in 2013), Adaline (born in 2015). 

Hobbies: Spending quality time with family and friends camping, cycling, traveling, rock climbing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, wake surfing, wheel’n in jeeps, and cheering for the CUBS, BEARS, BULLS, and BLACKHAWKS. 
Brendon Prutzman
Interim Children & Family Pastor |
Favorite Scripture
Psalms 34:8
+ About Brendon
Ministry: Brendon is filled with excitement each day as he finds ways to encourage children to fall more in love with Jesus!  Leading families to a deeper devotion to God is a high priority.  Pastor Brendon loves to involve families and challenge them to engage in ministry.

History/Family: Pastor Brendon came to Kettering in 2003 to be the Youth Pastor. Since that time, He has served the church in many different pastoral roles. After stepping back from employed ministry, he continued serving as an Elder and lay leader.  In August of 2020 the church family asked Pastor Brendon to serve as the Children and Family Pastor on an interim basis. He loves our children, our church family and loves serving on the Pastoral team.
Linda Farley-Meyer
Visitation Pastor |
Favorite Scripture
Isaiah 41:10
+ About Linda
Ministry: Linda loves people. She cherishes engagement with our congregation at the sacred intersections of life, illness, death, vulnerability, crisis, loss, the celebrations of special moments of new discoveries in walking with God, or exploring meaning and purpose in life story experiences. Linda’s days are filled with phone calls, home visits, Zoom prayer meetings, Sabbath School classes, involvement in the inter-church Golden Buckeyes, educational opportunities, visitation team organization and support, networking with the leaders of the various ministries and community, as needs arise.  

History/Family: Linda and her husband, Jerry blended their families after losing their beloved previous spouses. That blend gave them three sons, their spouses, and eight grandchildren. Jerry encourages and strengthens Linda's ministry: “We share in love for God, family, and ministry.”

Hobbies: Linda enjoys travel, visiting family stretched out from coast to coast, as well as nature, piano, learning about floral design, walking, and swimming. She is also currently enjoying learning social media skills. “My first hashtag, if I can get beyond Facebook, might say, ‘Finally, a hashtag!’
Jeremy Winston
Director of Worship & the Arts |
Favorite Scripture Matthew 6:26
+ About Jeremy
Ministry: The role of Director of Worship and the Arts is a unique opportunity to usher community into the Presence of God. It's that enabling power of God's direction inside those moments of connection which Jeremy finds most joy in during each gathering. "Each day my work is to survey the gifts in this community and determine how they can best be used to worship God."

Family: Jeremy is from Philadelphia, PA and is married to Angelique Winston. He is also father to three girls: Jordyn, Joelle and Jada.

Hobbies: Apart from his first love of music, Jeremy also enjoys playing basketball and squash, reading, listening to music, and playing chess.
Timothy Oliver
Worship & Media Pastor |
Favorite Scripture Jeremiah 29:13
+ About Timothy
Ministry: Timothy is in charge of music for our Ascent Worship program and video production for our whole Church. In both worship and in media, it's Timothy’s passion to eliminate any distractions that get in the way of people connecting with Jesus. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Timothy has focused on producing all of our weekend services. His role as Worship Pastor also has included the development of our contemporary worship culture in the realms of music. “I’d love to make space to chat together. Call or text! I’d love to hear from you.”

History/Family: Timothy grew up in Napa Valley, California and is the youngest sibling of four.

Hobbies: Since Timothy was a kid the two things that have remained consistent hobbies in his life have been making music and movies. He counts himself for being given the opportunity to be ministering in this capacity now
Sam Pomales
Director of Marketing & Design |
Favorite Scripture James 4:14-15
+ About Sam
Ministry: Sam is responsible for the creative visual presence of Kettering Church as well as internal/external marketing and language. This involves content creation of many forms for social media, weekly services, video projects, printed materials, and you guessed it, this website! He also helps guide the various departments in their marketing strategies and brand presence. "We have entered, and in fact, have been in for some time, an era of unprecedented reach with the digital age. To ignore this opportunity is to ignore perhaps the biggest and best opportunity we will ever have to seek and save the lost. For me, Marketing and Design, in terms of Church, exists to create the clearest path to Jesus and His community."

Family/History: Sam was born and raised in Dayton, OH and is the youngest of three, born to Jennifer Pomales.

Hobbies: Sam's greatest passion has always been the performing arts...and coffee. In his free time, he enjoys writing, recording music, acting, buying plants, and finding new creative ways to make coffee.
Rachel Lammi
Church Organist/Pianist |
Favorite Scripture Psalm 46:10
+ About Rachel
Ministry: Rachel Spry Lammi, MM, CAGO, serves as organist and collaborative accompanist for the Adult and Children’s Choirs. An advocate for passing on the art of organ playing, she is chair of the Dayton Organ Academy.  This academy is a service of the Dayton Chapter of the American Guild of Organists to give qualifying students scholarships to study organ.

A native of Tipp City, Ohio, Rachel has been leading congregational song and uplifting spirits through music professionally since age 15 when she became organist at her home church. Rachel holds a Masters of Sacred Music from Duquesne University. She lives in Vandalia with her husband, Pastor Kurt Lammi, their daughter Rose, and cat Wanda.

Beyond organ and teaching, Rachel enjoys singing, playing clarinet and the occasional percussion instrument for Praise Orchestra, composing, reading, painting, swimming, and gardening.