- Senior Pastor
- Associate Pastor
- Worship Pastor
Pastor Rich HagopianSenior Pastor
Our Senior Pastor, Rich Hagopian, has an MDiv from Ashland Theological Seminary, and graduated with his Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree in 2019. 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 joy. The Hagopians have been a part of Smoky Row since Spring of 2007.
Pastor Rudy BocanegraAssociate Pastor
Our Associate Pastor, 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 wife, Debbie, have two grown children—Gabri & Jonathan.
Pastor Jeff WhitesideWorship Pastor
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.
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 University. Their family is composed of one daughter, Erika, and her husband, Lance, and one son, Chris.
Bob Trube is Senior Area Director for InterVarsity’s Graduate & Faculty Ministry team in the Ohio Valley (Ohio, West Virginia, and Western Pennsylvania) and leads the ministry to graduate students and faculty at The Ohio State University. He and his wife, Marilyn, have been attending Smoky Row since 1991. Bob enjoys reading, gardening, choral singing, and plein air painting.
Ben Trube grew up attending Smoky Row Brethren Church and has been a member since 2013.