First Church Staff

Rev. Patrick Nicolino Senior Minister

Patrick was born in Akron and resides in Ohio City with his husband, J. Gary.  He is completely blind but that has not stopped him from just about anything! Patrick earned a B.A. in History and a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Akron and possesses a M.Div. from St. Mary’s Seminary and a M.A. in Psychology from John Carroll University.  He is A.B.D. status for his Ph.D. from Union Institute.  Patrick is an Adjunct Faculty member of the Sociology Department of John Carroll University.  He thoroughly enjoys skiing, reading and vacationing in Provincetown, Cape Cod.  The motto that Patrick attempts to live by is “Love one another as God unconditionally loves us.”

Andrew Page, Business Manager

Jacob Smith, Office Administrator

Dylan Sanzenbacher,  Director of Music

Dylan is from Warren, Ohio, and currently studies at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York for his Master’s in Harpsichord Performance. You can find out more about him by visiting his website.

Rick Lawrence, Sexton

Taquala Carroll, Assistant Sexton

Anthony Hall, Assistant Sexton

William Carter, Assistant Sexton

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