Rev. Ronald J. Shultz


    Pastor Ron Shultz has been the pastor at Family of Faith since July 2009. Pastor Ron was born and raised in the Akron area having attended David Hill and Harris Elementary schools as well as Jennings Jr. High before graduating from Green High School in 1976.

    Pastor Ron holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Family and Child Development in 2000 from The University of Akron along with a Master of Divinity degree in 2007 from Methodist Theological School in Ohio where he received the inaugural Nystrand Award presented to a rising senior in the M.Div. program who demonstrates promise in Homiletics.

    Before being appointed to Family of Faith, Pastor Ron served the Easton and Marshallville United Methodist Churches in Wayne County.

    Pastor Ron loves the outdoors and is an avid golfer. When he’s not working, golfing or walking, Pastor Ron likes to watch college football. He is a devoted, long-suffering Cleveland Indians fan who always believes “next year is our year!”

    While at the University of Akron, Pastor Ron showed his school spirit by serving as the Zippy mascot.

        Jessica Bates

        Office Manager

        Jessica is a native of Akron and although she lived in Nashville, Tennessee throughout her teen years, she always considered Akron her home. In 2012, Jessica received her degree in Early Childhood Education. She and her husband welcomed their son in July 2015. Jessica has over 10 years experience working with children as a nanny, preschool teacher, summer camp counselor and more.  “I am so amazed and thankful that God led me to Family of Faith.”  

            Ellen Budd

            Director of Music

            Ellen Budd has been the Choir Director and Director of Music of Family of Faith and the previous Church of the Master congregations since 2000. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education plus a Master’s of Music in Choral Conducting.

            Ellen teaches elementary music in Kent. She lives in Stow with her two musically inclined teenagers.

                Wil Lane

                Daytime Custodian

                Wil Lane has been Family of Faith’s faithful day and night custodian since 2009. You’ll always see Will smiling when you see him around the church.