Rev. Houston Hall began serving as Interim Minister September 2012. He describes himself as a trans-denominationalist (his own word creation). Houston was born in the Southern Baptist tradition with a grandfather serving as a minister in Georgia. Additionally his father was a layperson serving in local and associational leadership roles. From this foundation, as a Baptist, he ventured into the traditions of the Episcopal Church and the United Methodist Church before landing in the United Church of Christ.
Most of Houston’s ministerial career has been as an Associate Minister with a focus on Education and Administration. During the last few years he has felt the call and prepared to become an Intentional Interim Minister (IIM) with the belief one of the primary roles of an IIM is to teach and facilitate the process of mourning as well as assist with finding the new vision for the congregation.
Houston has two daughters both living in the greater Atlanta area and is the president and co-founder of Father’s of ONLY Beautiful and Intelligent Daughters. When not working he enjoys exploring new places, attending the theater (professional volunteer usher) and is a Lego Maniac.
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Julie Mistur began serving as Program Coordinator at Church of the Redeemer UCC in May 2011. She has served at several nonprofit organizations and earned her CVA (Certified Volunteer Administrator) credentials in 2010. When not at Redeemer, she enjoys swimming and going on adventures with her daughter, Katie, and husband, Bob. Favorite activities include estate sales and antique bottle shows. Julie can be reached at Julie@corucc.org.
Gail Salco has been the Administrative Secretary of the church for over 25 years and is at the center of day-to-day life at the church. When not at her desk, she plays in the Carillon Bell Choir. Outside the church, Gail volunteers in a therapeutic riding program for special children and adults. She also enjoys recreational horseback riding and is an enthusiastic quilter. A good deal of Gail’s “spare” time is devoted to her family, especially her two grandchildren—and her faithful Dalmatian, Susie. Gail’s e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carol E. Peddie has been a church music director for over forty years and has been at Church of the Redeemer since 2005. She has directed numerous choirs and has served as a soloist in Cleveland, Avon Lake, Lorain, Miami and Boca Raton, Florida, and San Diego, California. Carol taught high school vocal music for thirty years both in Lorain and Boca Raton. She grew up in Lakewood and received her bachelor’s degree in music education (voice and violin) from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, and her master’s degree in education from Baldwin-Wallace College. She currently resides in Avon and enjoys travel and sports. Contact Carol at email@example.com.
Jason Aquila, Redeemer’s Organist and Carillon Bell Choir director, holds a Master of Music degree in Collaborative Piano and Chamber Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music. He spent 10 years as Coordinator of Accompanying at Western Illinois University, during some of which he was the organist at Trinity Lutheran Church in Macomb, Illinois. Jason is currently teaching private piano lessons as well as coaching chamber music and accompanying students and faculty at the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music. You can send Jason e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.