Interim Pastor - The Rev. Dr. Carol Vaccariello

The Rev. Dr. Carol P. Vaccariello, Pilgrim

Since we must protect each other from Covid-19,

I am thrilled that we have the Newsletter, Church Website,mZoom and Face Book to get to know one another.

I’m Carol. Your Half Time Interim Pastor.

Start date was July 1, 2020. Happy to meet you here.

You will find this is a bit more than a Bio.

Since we don’t have the luxury of sitting together for coffee and a sweet, feel free to reach out.

I graduated from Ecumenical Theological Seminary, Detroit, Michigan with a Doctorate in Spirituality (D. Min.).

I hold three Masters degrees:

1. Master in Guidance and Counseling (MSE),

2. Master in Business Administration (MBA)

3. Master in Divinity (M.Div.) equivalency, which means, while living as a Roman Catholic Nun at Villa Maria, Pennsylvania, I took courses required for the Master of Divinity(M.Div.). After leaving the Community of Sisters, I completed the final two courses to attain an M. Div. and meet the requirements for ordination.

My first degree is a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Music Education K-12.

I hold Ordination credentials in Disciples of Christ, United Church of Christ, Creation Spirituality, Independent Catholic.

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Ted Rood

Ted leads the music program at Community Church which includes an adult choir, bell choir and periodic performances by the youth.  He is also an incredible vocalist who regularly shares his voice with us leading hymns or singing solos.  He is also a Steelers fan.  

Ted is the Vocal Music and Drama Teacher at Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District.         He periodically performs in local theatre groups.

Ted received his training at the West Virginia University.

He welcomes vocalists of all levels to join the choir at Community Church of Chesterland.

Morgan Mecaskey 

Morgan Mecaskey plays piano and guitar and leads us in worship regularly each month.

In addition to being a gifted pianist and guitarist, she, along with Ted, is an incredible vocalist who integrates her singing and music into our worship services.  

Morgan is an "American musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist living in Cleveland, Ohio.  She also teaches beginning-intermediate music lessons for people of all ages! Instruction in piano, guitar, music theory, and songwriting."

Check out her Facebook page for more details.

Melanie Frate

Melanie is the lead teacher of our children's faith formation program.  We are elated to have Melanie and her expertise on our Christian Education staff.  We employ staff for our Sunday School programs both because we value the quality of trained educators, and we want our adults to be able to participate in worship.  Melanie is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education and has a teaching license in Early Childhood P-3.