Meet our staff

  • Tim has spent the last 10 years serving the Lord, in ministry. He spent 10 years prior working in the field of counseling. He finished his Masters of Professional Counseling in 2009 and specialized in adolescents and families. He enjoys golf, traveling (hopefully to the ocean), and pizza/movie night with his family. He and his wife, Sarah, have been married since 2002 and they have 3 children Jackson, Isabel, and Silas. 

    Life Verse: Romans 15:13

    Favorite food: Pizza.

    Favorite Team: Cleveland Browns, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics. 

    Favorite snack; Cheddar Cheese Combos

    Favorite drink: Diet Mt. Dew. 

  • MARK KAUFMAN, associate pastor

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    Mark accepted the call to full-time ministry later in life and began as the Associate Pastor of Missions and Connecting in March of 2019. He is married to Deb. They have three grown children: Nick, Matt, and Megan and six grandchildren. 

    Life Verse: John 3:30

    Favorite Food:  Any smoked meats

    Favorite Teams:  Columbus Bluejackets & Cincinnati Bengals

    Mark enjoys: time with his grandchildren, gardening, cooking and running 5Ks.

  • tyler richardson, Student Pastor

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    Tyler has been serving as our Student Pastor here at Connection Point since 2019. He is married to Dannielle and they have a set of feisty twin girls Parker and Bailey. 

    Favorite Food: Poke Bowls and Thai Cuisine

    Favorite Teams: Seattle Mariners and Pittsburgh Penguins

    Favorite Things to do: Reading comics, connecting with people, watching movies, playing board/strategy games, cooking and playing music.

  • Jess Ralston, WORSHIP pastor

    Jess is our part-time Worship Leader. He organizes and leads a group of talented musicians. Jess is married to Lesly.

  • megan shadley, children's director


    Megan spent 9 years teaching middle school special education in the public schools before leaving the classroom to spend time at home with her children. During this time she became passionate about sharing the love of God, especially with children and young women and was happy to accept the call to lead the children's ministry. She is married to Todd and they have three kids: Addison, Jackson and Cayson. 


    Favorite foods: Mexican food, sushi, pizza and chips

    Favorite sports teams: Ohio State and whatever my husband is watching

    Megan enjoys: reading, doing all kinds of craft projects, gardening and being outside