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The Ohio District Youth Ministry Team

Adult Leaders

Karen Dutton Dir. Youth Ministry & Family Life Mobile: 216.496.1799

Karen joined the Ohio District staff 20+ years ago as the Youth Ministry Coordinator. This position is half time. She serves the Ohio District as well as St. John Lutheran Church in Garfield Heights. At St. John she serves as the DCE. The combined position certainly helps in giving support to congregations of the Ohio District in the areas of youth and family ministry. Karen has her B.A. from Concordia Chicago, majoring in education with a concentration in youth ministry.

Areas that Karen helps and supports the congregations of the Ohio District are:

  • Starting or revitalizing congregational youth ministry
  • Calling a DCE or DFLM
  • Provides support and supervision of called DCEs and DFLMs in the District
  • Organizes and supervises the Ohio District Youth Ministry Team.
  • Coordinates and organizes all activities associated with the Ohio District Junior & Senior High Youth Gatherings.
  • Coordinates and organizes all activities associated with the Ohio District participation in the LCMS National Youth Gathering.
  • Coordinates and Assists with youth leadership training
  • Works with the Concordia Center for the Family to support for Family Life in a congregation

Kim Garred

     Congregation:  Our Redeemer, Solon

Catherine Geske

Congregation:  Emmaus-Wauseon

Rev. Steve Geske

Congregation:  Emmaus-Wauseon

Rev. Derrick Hurst

Congregation:  Living Word-Galena

Hailey Robertson

Congregation:  Messiah-Greenhills

Sarah Stottlemyer

     Congregation: St. Stephen-Defiance

Chad Wiedeman

     Congregation: Zion-Cincinnati


Youth Leaders

Katelyn Aragon
Joshua Augustine
Katie Behrens
Anja Benson
Grace Boerger
McKenzie Bonnett
Jessie Cooper
Allyson Graves
Brian Krohmer
Kenzie Ludwig