Our ChurchLeadership

Our Church thrives because of the energy and style of the people who are a part of our leadership. Here are a few of the people that make our church community special:

Rev LynchIan Lynch - Pastor



Ian began his pastorate at Old South in August 2014. He moved here after thirty years in Massachusetts, where he most recently served First Congregational Church, UCC of Brimfield. He began his ministry serving homeless individuals at the Salem Mission in Salem, MA. He is committed to serving the wider church, having served on many denominational committees and briefly being employed by the Massachusetts Conference, UCC in the work of Mission Development and Social Responsibility. His commitment to community service was in evidence as a member of the Brimfield Conservation Commission and in his appointment to the position of Fire Chaplain for the Brimfield Fire Department. He lives in Mentor with his wife, Gina, his daughter, Angel, and his mother-in-law, Pat. He is an avid birdwatcher, so only mention birds if you are ready for a lengthy, impassioned conversation.



LindseyLindsey Robison - Minister for Youth & Family Life



Lindsey grew up at Old South and has been here ever since. Having served on the Christian Education Ministry, she has been Minister for Youth and Family Life for the past five years. Lindsey is a lifeguard for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights High Schools physical education swim program and is director of Chincapin Camp, a summer day camp for girls, a part of Red Oak Camp in Kirtland. She holds a dual degree (elementary education and parish education from Thiel (PA) College. Lindsey and her husband, Chris, live in Mentor with their two young children, Lily and Zachary. 



Velta Winkler - Church Secretary




Judith Higbee - Music Director






Wayne Danko - Treasurer

A member of Old South, it didn't take long for Wayne to fill a key role in church operations. He has served as Treasurer since his second year at Old South, saying that "my small role helps the sustainability of Old South Church." Wayne, who lives in Kirtland, holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and finance from Garfield Senior College, a former division of Lake Erie College in Painesville. An Ohio-certified CPA, Wayne serves as Accounting manager for a national engineering firm in downtown Cleveland. 




God is Still Speaking...


CommaRainbowNo matter where you are on life's journey, you may find a spiritual home in this UCC congregation. You are welcome here. 



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