Rev. Dr. Mike Doak serves Central Christian Church as our interim pastor while the search committee seeks to call a permanent minister. A native of Ravenna, OH, “Pastor Mike” has served congregations in Alliance, Carrollton and Columbus, Ohio. He and his wife, Roberta, enjoy spending time with their three children and eight grandchildren, as well as occasional travel. When not serving as an interim pastor, he enjoys tinkering with old motorcycles and playing bluegrass music.   

Our church secretary, Jan Douglas, was born in Alma, MI but has lived in the Wooster area most of her life. Jan and her husband John have two grown daughters, Kelly and Trista. Over the years Jan has taken many great vacations but could not narrow it down to just one favorite. In her free time Jan loves to read. The Maine Diner, in Maine :), is Jan’s favorite restaurant and she loves to eat fish. The thing Jan loves most about CCC is simply “the people”.

Ryan Mathys is the Technology and Communications Coordinator here at CCC. Ryan was born in Orrville, OH and other than a few years away at college has made his home here in Wayne County his whole life. Ryan and wife Tracy have five year old twins, Charlotte and Cohen. Along with the twins, beagle Braylon, beagle mix Vera, and two fish, Fishy and Hermie make for an always exciting household. Ryan loves vacationing in Cape May, NJ and loves to eat pizza which he makes it a point to do when visiting the East Coast. Locally pizzerias Grande Ranch and Boscos are his favorite. When not playing sports or watching sports Ryan also likes to hunt and fish. Ryan loves the “tight knit community” we have here at CCC and “loves that we love to help others”.

Wayne Gilkey, is our church custodian. He was born in West Middlesex, PA, but has lived in Wooster for over 40 years. Wayne’s family includes his mother Donna, and brother Norm. His favorite vacation was a trip to St. Maarten. Wayne really enjoys music and surfing the web in his spare time. When it comes to eating out, the Waterloo Restaurant is Wayne’s favorite. And, the stained glass portrait of Christ is Wayne’s favorite part of CCC.

Chloe Raber, our church accompianist was born in Indiana, but has lived here in Wayne County for the past 15 years. Chloe’s parents and many family members also live in the local area. Chloe loves to visit the beach and says, “the warmer, the better”. She loves to make music, especially with other people. She also likes to read, listen to podcasts, and visit with friends and family. Chloe loves a variety of foods: rhubarb, sweet potatoes, rice and beans, cinnamon rolls, lasagna, pupusas, coconut, and sticky rice are some of her favorites. Baja West Coast Kitchen in Orrville is one of her favorite restaurants. Chloe loves the congregation’s energy at CCC. She says, “the congregation is engaged in the church and in the community, and I love the value they place on people and relationships”.