Pastor Brenda Colijn

Pastor Brenda Colijn is a professor at Ashland Theological Seminary and author of the book Images of Salvation in the New Testament. She finds research and teaching to be incredibly fulfilling and has special interest in New Testament Theology, salvation, and Anabaptist theology. Brenda met her husband, Hendrik, in a prayer group at Cornell

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Pastor Jeff Whiteside

Our Worship Pastor, Jeff Whiteside, has served in multiple ministries at Smoky Row for many years. He is a middle school social studies teacher in the Olentangy school district. Jeff and his wife, Tracy, have two adult children, David and Cara.

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Pastor Rudy Bocanegra

Our Pastor-to-Latinos, Rudy Bocanegra, has served Smoky Row for many years in many ways, and helps to make our core value of “Prophetic Multiculturalism” a reality. He is also a guiding member of Red Pastoral De Ohio, a Latino-centered ministerial association. Rudy enjoys playing the guitar, singing, and soccer. He and his

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Pastor Rich Hagopian

Our Senior Pastor, Rich Hagopian, has an MDiv from Ashland Theological Seminary, and is currently working on his Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree. Rich is married to Carolyn, and they have a lovely young daughter, Bo. Along with their three dogs, giant rabbit, and too-many hobbies, life is very full, but a

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