our staff

null          Pastor Allen Stuckwisch, Messiah Church Pastor          pastor@messiahgrh.org

Pastor Stuckwisch was installed as pastor at Messiah on January 18, 2015. He is a native of Omaha, Nebraska and a graduate of Concordia University, Seward and Concordia Theological Seminary in St. Louis.  Prior to coming to Messiah he served parishes in Odem,Texas, Humble,Texas and Fort Smith, Arkansas.  Pastor and his wife, De, have two children--a son who resides in Stuttgart, Arkansas and a daughter who lives in Austin, Texas.  

null       Hailey Robertson, Director of Christian Education


Hailey joined us in June, 2016, and jumped right into our summer activities -- VBS and two trips with the youth.  She is a 2013 graduate of Concordia - Austin, and a Texas native.  Prior to coming to Messiah, Hailey served in Murfreesboro, Tennesee. 

null               Cathy Carson, Choir Director


Cathy is a Cincinnati native and long time member of Messiah.  She has a degree in music education and teaches piano lessons in the area.  Cathy has 3 adult children. 

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Matt Gardner, Contemporary Worship Directordrmmr@live.com 


Matt graduated from Ohio Northern University with a Bachelors in Music. In 2005 Matt landed a playing position with nationally recognized Christian Artist, Julie Nickell, and shared the stage with Building 429 and Chris Tomlin. He has appeared on recordings, conducted Master classes, and performed at such venues as Ohio Northern University, Xavier University, Capitol Universities Day of Percussion and The Percussive Arts Societies international Convention. Matt is the owner of Bcenterstagemusic where he teaches privately and online in his Fairfield and Springboro based  studios.  Matt is married to Sheila and they have three children.                             

null            Randy Green, Volunteer Business Manager


Randy has been a member of Messiah since 1991.  Previously served Messiah as elder and council vice president and president.  Married to Nancy for 32 years, and has 2 sons Matthew 28, and Brenton 24. Employed by Procter and Gamble for 32 years before being acquired by the J. M. Smucker Company, from which he recently retired.  Randy enjoys being a part of Messiah's choir.    


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Linda Perrmann, Office Assistant 


Linda is our part-time Office Assistant. Linda has been a member of Messiah since 2004.  She has volunteered by preparing the Traditional worship service on Powerpoint slides every week since 2007, and assists with the sound board when needed.  Linda has two married children, a son and a daughter, and two granddaughters.  She is very happy and extremely blessed to be working here at Messiah.

null                   Sharon Schmetzer, Organist


Sharon Schmetzer graduated from the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.  She has been with Messiah since 1988.  She is our organist and keyboardist and also accompanies the choir and soloists.  Sharon works full-time at Procter & Gamble as a Safety & Regulatory Specialist.  She is married to Mark and they have one daughter, Kalli.  She enjoys visiting nursing homes with her therapy dog, jogging, reading and gardening.

null                        Ken Schuesler, Custodian


Ken is a member of Messiah Lutheran Church.  A retired appliance repair technician, Ken has previously served as Messiah's Property Manager.  His combined experience helps in doing the custodial work at the church.  Ken and his wife, Sharon, are active in many aspects of Messiah's ministry; they are thankful for the opportunity to serve the church.