Meet Our Staff

Gary Reiss - Senior PastorPastor Gary Reiss - Senior Pastor

Hi, Welcome to the Pataskala Church of the Nazarene website. My name is Gary Reiss and this is my wife Tammy.

I've been a pastor over 30 years now and have been here in Pataskala since January 2012. Tammy and I have three grown sons who are all married to three wonderful young ladies. We have two grandsons, Zachary and Ethan and a granddaughter Alaina with one more grandchildren on the way here in 2015.

Our mission here in Pataskala is to help people come to Know Christ, Grow in Christ, and Show Christ in our world. We would be delighted to have you join us in our journey as we seek to follow Jesus and fulfill the mission He has given to us.

If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 740-927-8614. My extension is 2004. We hope you find what you're looking for as you checkout our website. Have a great day!

 

Greg and Geri Rosser

The Rossers have been in ministry for more than 30 years, serving in local churches in New York, Illinois, and Ohio. The majority of their assignments have focused in music ministry, but relationships with those under their care have flourished, reinforcing their philosophy that people are always the reason for ministry—making music is a wonderful side benefit.

 Greg studied Church Music at Trevecca Nazarene College, and has since completed degrees in Choral Conducting at The Ohio State University, Spiritual Formation at Ashland Theological Seminary, and a D.Min. degree at Asbury Theological Seminary, focused on Spiritual Formation and Worship. His innate ability to draw music out of people has been a benchmark of his ministry with choirs and praise teams. And his wisdom in teaching and preaching bring a fresh approach to God's Word that challenges the mind and heart to hear and obey. Greg sings, plays trumpet, and leads from his heart, giving praise with all that is within him. His current work as a Hospice Chaplain for Tridia Hospice takes him to numerous area nursing homes and private homes to minister to those in need.

 Geri studied Music Education at Eastern Nazarene College, and completed Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Music Theory at The Ohio State University. Her abilities in singing and playing piano have complemented Greg's leading for the many years they have served together. In the recent past her skills were focused in training student worship leaders at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. She also taught Composition and Piano Improvisation, and the occasional Music Theory or Music Technology class when needed. Geri also writes music, including many worship choruses that have been used for worship in both the local church, at MVNU, and in retreat settings. Currently she works for Nationwide Financial as an Administrative Assistant.

The Rossers have been in ministry for more than 30 years, serving in local churches in New York, Illinois, and Ohio. The majority of their assignments have focused in music ministry, but relationships with those under their care have flourished, reinforcing their philosophy that people are always the reason for ministry—making music is a wonderful side benefit.

Kauri Ledford

Hello!   My name is Kauri Ledford and I am the Pastor to Young Families at Pataskala Naz! My job is to minister to the families in our church and community through pastoring children and teenagers. I graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in May 2015 with a degree in Educational Ministries, and I began working here at the end of July. I live in Westerville, Ohio with my parents, three brothers and two dogs!

We learn through Scripture that Christ has a special place in his heart for teenagers and children. My prayer is that the kids and teens in this church and community will know the love of Christ, and grow in that love. I am thrilled for all that God has in store! I know He has big plans and that He will carry them through.