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Mike Rybka
Senior Pastor
Dr. Michael Rybka serves as Senior Pastor at Community Church. He holds degrees in Theology and Business Administration and a doctorate in Church Leadership and has been in full-time ministry for over 20 years. Pastor Mike is married to Sandy and they have 4 children.
Pastor Mike can be reached at: MikeRybka@ccpl.life
Bob White
Executive Pastor
Bob White serves as Executive Pastor at Community Church of Portage Lakes. He holds multiple degrees in Theology and has been in full-time ministry for over 10 years. Pastor Bob is married to Becky and has one child Robbie.
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Darla Uhl
Director of Children’s Ministries
Darla Uhl serves as our part-time Director of Children’s Ministry. Darla has worked as Director of the Home School Program with the Green YMCA and has been involved in children’s ministry in various ways for a number of years. She has been married to her husband, Jason, for 9 years and they have 3 children.
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Joseph Furno
Director of Student Ministries
Joseph Furno serves as Director of Student Ministries, overseeing grades 6th-12th. Joseph is a graduate of Grace Bible College where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies with an Emphasis on Youth Ministry. Joseph and Jessica both grew up in the Canton area and they first meet at The Chapel in North Canton in 4th grade Sunday School. They have been married since July 2014.
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Gary Meeks
Pastor of Senior Ministries
Gary Meeks serves as part time Pastor of Senior Ministries. Gary has served in ministry as a Chaplain at Haven of Rest Ministries for over 25 years. Gary and Lola  were married at Community Church in 1966 and both have served in various capacities over the past 40 plus years;  Community Church has always been their church home. They have 2 daughters and one son, 8 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild.
Gary can be reached at:
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Dave Schroyer
Worship Pastor
Dave Schroyer serves as our Worship Pastor leading worship and directing the Adult Choir and our first service Praise Band.  Dave and Marianne, have served in churches in Ohio and California.  They live in Cleveland and have 3 grown children and 6 grandchildren.  Dave works for PNC bank as an Investment Adviser. 
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Nancy Robeson
Church Secretary
Nancy Robeson serves as our Church Secretary. She was reared in the Akron area and graduated from Kenmore High School. She is a godly woman that views her work in the church office as a ministry. She has a kind disposition, and willingly serves others as she honors the Lord. Nancy is married to Nick and they have two grown children and 6 grandchildren.
Nancy can be reached at:
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Bonnie Hutchison
Financial Secretary
Bonnie Hutchison serves as our Financial Secretary. She welcomes the opportunity to serve the Lord and Community Church in this ministry. Bonnie and her husband Don have 2 adult children and 7 grandchildren.
Bonnie can be reached at:
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Debbie Allen
Director of Community Christian Preschool and Day Care
Debbie All
en serves as Director of Community Christian Preschool and Day Care, which is a ministry of Community Church.  She founded the school and has served as Director since 1982.  Debbie grew up in the church and has a strong spiritual legacy.  She graduated from Malone College with a degree in Early Childhood Education.  She is married to Jeff and they have three daughters.
Debbie can be reached at:
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Bob Watkins
Director of Technical Ministries
Bob serves as the Technical Ministry Director. He oversees sound, lighting, video, information technologies, and other technology areas of the church. Technical Ministries develops videos used for the church and works with the staff to make sure all needs are met. Bob and his wife Sheri live in Barberton with their 2 daughters.
Bob can be reached at: BobWatkins@ccpl.life
Danny Mitchell
Director of Media Communications
Danny designs print and digital media and manages digital resources for the church. This includes: our sermon videos, our website, and our social media pages. Danny is married to his wonderful and beautiful wife, Cheyenne.
Danny can be reached at: DanMitchell@ccpl.life