Minister of Faith Formation
Minister of Visitation
The Reverend Dr. David W. Andersen has led numerous congregations throughout his career, including First Baptist Church of Greater Toledo, The North Shore Baptist Church, and First Presbyterian Church of Maumee. David was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and is happily married to Sharon with two adult children and two grandchildren. He is a graduate of Northern Baptist Theological Seminary and McCormick Theological Seminary.
Director of Connection and Engagement
Lynne grew up in Toledo. Was active in Monroe Street United Methodist Church. Attended the University of Toledo. She spent the last 41 years in Arizona. Her primary work experience was in commercial real estate management. She has a wealth of volunteer experience in her church in Arizona plus a variety of other nonprofit professional and civic organizations.
Lynne joined Sylvania UCC in February of this year and has been active in the Chidester Lecture Committee, the Outreach Board and Social Justice issues.
Director of Music / Organist
Chancel Choir Director / Chancel Bell Choir Director / Praise Team Coach
Lori Bitz joined the staff at Sylvania United Church of Christ in August 2015 as Chancel Choir Director. In 2017, she accepted the positions of Chancel Bell Choir Director and Praise Team Coach. Lori has been a church musician for over 25 years, directing adult and children’s choirs, handbell choirs, praise teams, and a trumpet choir. Since the 1990s she has served as the Principal Trumpet for the Adrian Symphony Orchestra and Utility Trumpet for the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. For over 20 years, she has served as Adjunct Music Faculty at the University of Findlay where she teaches Applied Brass Lessons. She is currently on staff at Siena Heights University. Lori earned a Master of Music in Trumpet Performance from Bowling Green State University and a Bachelor of Music Education from Central Michigan University.
Bridget Shea joined our staff in April of 2022 as the Office Manager. She grew up in Toledo and lived in Baltimore and Annapolis, Maryland for 30 years. During her time there, Bridget worked as a manager for nonprofit educational and healthcare organizations. She also owned her own business for over a decade and was very involved in volunteer and community activities. She returned to Toledo in early 2017 to be near family and continued working in a managerial capacity. Bridget graduated from The University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University.
Position is open
Child Care Provider
Christy has a Bachelor of Science in Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management from North Carolina State University.