Minister of Faith Formation
Minister of Visitation
Director of Connection and Engagement
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.
Bruce graduated from Ohio University.
Child Care Provider
Christy has a Bachelor of Science in Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management from North Carolina State University.