Staff

  • Facilities Manager

    Facilities Manager

    Facilities Manager Scott Hastings About Scott Hastings Scott Hastings is a graduate of Brecksville Broadview Heights High School. He completed the Sales and Service program at Cuyahoga Valley Career Center as well as the Building and Property Maintenance program. Scott is able to combine his service and property maintenance skills with his love for people…

  • Wiggle Room Supervisor

    Wiggle Room Supervisor

    Wiggle Room Supervisor Matt Botzman

  • Finance Manager

    Finance Manager

    Finance Manager Becky Paroda About Becky Paroda Becky Paroda grew up in Brecksville United Methodist Church. You may have been witness to important faith milestones in her life – her confirmation, wedding here, and the baptism of her sons all took place at Brecksville UMC. Becky, her husband Michael, and their sons, Miles and Owen,…

  • Office Manager

    Office Manager

    Office Manager Anthy Imes What does experience working as a funeral director, for a cemetery and as a receptionist for an emergency animal hospital teach you about working as a church office manager? A lot! Anthy joined our team in February 2024 and hit the ground running. Need help with your giving statement? Want to…

  • Communication & Connection

    Communication & Connection

    Director of Communication & Connection Melanie Smith About Melanie Smith If you see something in print or online from the church, Melanie may have had a hand in putting it together. Contact her to share your news, to subscribe to our newsletters, and to learn how you can plug into various programs. She’s also always…

  • Organist Accompanist

    Organist Accompanist

    Organist Accompanist Sean Brown Sean has been playing piano since he was just five years old and began studying the instrument at Cleveland Institute of Music well before graduating high school. When he wanted to learn to play the pipe organ too, Sean came to our church to ask if he could practice here. And…

  • Music Ministry

    Music Ministry

    Music Ministry Machala Comenschek-Slike A Cleveland native, Machala is a vocalist, music director, and teacher who received her bachelor’s degree in Music from Cleveland State University. She has performed in many different environments and genres of vocal work, but her focus has been in classical/opera and contemporary sacred music. Machala is a full time music…

  • Youth Ministry

    Youth Ministry

    Youth Ministry Dana Schwendeman About Dana Schwendeman Having received her undergraduate degree from The University of Mount Union with a major in pre-ministry/writing and minors in religious studies and gender studies, Dana completed her graduate work at Methodist Theological School with a Master’s in Practical Theology focusing on Youth Ministry.Dana grew up in Northeast Ohio…

  • Christian Education

    Christian Education

    Christian Education Jenny Gee About Jennifer Gee Jennifer Gee holds a B.S. in Biology from Kent State University and an M.S. in Education fromthe University of Akron. Jenny spent many years as a Sunday School teacher before having theopportunity to enter the field of Christian Education full time. She has served as our Director ofEducation…

  • Senior Pastor

    Senior Pastor

    Senior Pastor Rev. Heidi Welch Our Senior Pastor, Rev. Heidi Welch, began her ministry with Brecksville United Methodist Church in the summer of 2019, just eight months before the world shut down. Since that time, she has led our church through a period of change and growth, reminding us all the while that God is…