Pastor John Hohe
John Hohe has been our pastor since summer of 2004. While serving as pastor in New England Pastor Hohe developed a sincere empathy for those who have been “out of the church habit” or who had little or no church involvement.
He left Boston after 17 years to return to the midwest and come to us.
Pastor grew up near Chicago in Glen Ellyn IL. He’s the proud father of four: Gretchen, Marcus, Chris and Alex. He is married to Nancy whom he met in Pittsburgh. Pastor is an avid baseball fan and has been a Little League coach. When not watching his son played baseball, he can be found as an umpire for high school and travel baseball. He is also a fan of all sorts of music especially oldies and early Jesus Music.
He has served the wider church in a number of roles such as a church consultant, a coach to other pastors and church leaders, and guest speaker on the subject of joyfully sharing God’s love with friends and relatives. He is active in the Powell’s Chamber of Commerce and Clergy group.
He looks forward to seeing more people make a new beginning through the people and ministries at Beautiful Savior. He invites you to give the church a try THIS Sunday!
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Laura Keller keeps Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church and Preschool running smoothly and efficiently. She comes to us with a wealth of experience in office administration. Laura, her husband Scot, and children Josh and Jennifer are one of the original founding member families of BSLC.
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Director of Music
Heather Darling, M.A.C.M., has followed the call to be a Church Music Director for the past 14 years. Heather has directed and mentored both adult and youth choirs, handbell choirs, and contemporary Christian bands in both ELCA and Missouri-Synod settings. She has directed over 15 choral cantatas and 6 youth music productions. A firm believer in the power of music for youth, Heather mentors youth interested in contemporary Christian band vocals and provides opportunities for youth to lead worship throughout the year.
Heather has appeared as a mezzo-soprano soloist with the Trinity Lutheran Seminary Choir including performances of Mozart’s Requiem and Coronation Mass, and Haydn’s Paukenmesse, Lord Nelson Mass and Theresienmesse. In addition to her solo work with the Trinity Seminary Choir, she has performed with the Capital University Choral Union.
During her undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Heather was a member of and musical arranger/composer for the national award-winning co-ed collegiate a cappella group, Off the Beat. Heather has since penned contemporary Christian songs including “We Are United” and “Going Home.” Heather received her Master of Arts in Church Music degree from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in 2015.
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Elizabeth Shelton is a graduate of Furman University in South Carolina with a B.A. in History and Secondary Education. She has worked with all age groups through her career. She taught middle school/high school US History, tutored reading and math skills, and served as a YMCA after school site director. A mom of two teenagers, Elizabeth began teaching early education when her girls entered preschool.
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Elizabeth Shelton Preschool Director
Brian Schneck met his wife Joy in a youth ministry context. Both separately, and together, they have been involved in youth ministry on a local and state level for many years. They live in Ostrander with their children, Jackson, Emma and Lincoln.
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Paul Pilat serves as a partner to the Music Director to help lead band led worship as well as special music and has been ministering through music for over 10 years. Paul also assists in recruiting new members for the band so please reach out if you feel called to play or sing in worship. Paul and his family relocated to Central Ohio in 2015.
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Assistant Music Director
Mark Stuart, a native of rural Logan County, has been accompanying choirs since age 13. He has previously served as interim organist at St. John Lutheran Church in Dublin and enjoys helping lead the annual hymn festivals produced by the Columbus chapter of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians. Mark holds the American Guild of Organists’ Service Playing and Colleague Certifications and is an officer of the Columbus chapter. Mark is also a Research Scientist at Ashland Performance Materials in Dublin, where he leads a team of investigative analytical chemists. Mark and his wife Happy live in Columbus.
Tim Davis is a freelance musician, piano instructor and worship accompanist currently living in the Central Ohio area. He has an extensive array of experience in keyboard performance, teaching (piano and trumpet) and choir direction. He spent ten years in a boys’ choir that travelled extensively throughout the United States, and has toured the world as musical director of The Ink Spots. Tim currently teaches piano to a number of students in the Columbus area, and has taught on the university level. He is the first call local keyboard player for all Broadway tours coming through Columbus and Dayton, and has played for numerous stars, most notably Andrea Bocelli. Tim has been involved in music for worship for about as long as he can remember, and has served as choral director, music director, accompanist, and arranger for many churches in the Central Ohio area. He got his start serving at Trinity United Methodist Church in Lima, Ohio, where his mom served as pianist from 1954 until her death in 2014.