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Ministry Team


The visible leaders who support you in ministry are our beloved and faithful elders and deacons. It is these women and men who pray for you, make decisions, minister to you, and celebrate Jesus in your lives. They have fed you, they have held the hands of your family members, and they labor over you in prayer. Both elders and deacons can be characterized by the word care. They care for your bodies, your broken hearts, and your souls. They care for you so that you can ultimately carry this holy care into the world. This is their Biblical and historical responsibility to God.

These men and women view their ministries with joy, responsibility, and privilege. Their jobs are not easy, they are often thankless, and these men and women often sacrifice from their responsibilities at home, work, and in the community to support you and minister in the name of Jesus. We give thanks for them as they frequently thank God for us.


Pastor Kenneth Krause

Tina East, Director of Music Ministries


Cindy Taylor, Pianist/Organist

Cindy's education includes degrees of Bachelor of Music, Piano Performance, from Akron University, and a Master of Music, Piano Performance, from Temple University, as well as, courses in business. She has many years of experience performing and accompanying soloists and choirs in colleges, schools and churches. She, also, has a studio of piano students in her home.

Cindy was formerly employed as an Administrative/Sales Project Coordinator with the Diebold Company. She is presently employed at BargainLocks in North Canton.

Her deep faith, caring people skills, positive attitude, and strong work ethic are all valuable assets. It is important to note that at this time in her life, Cindy decided to learn another musical skill, how to play the organ, which is no small task! She began lessons with W. Robert Morrison, an excellent local organist and teacher, this past summer.


Barb Harwell, Administration Coordinator   (barb.harwell@northminsterlife.org)

Northminster is very blessed to have Barbara Harwell on staff. She has served in church ministry for most of her life, including assignments with youth and college ministry, missions, church programming, music, and Bible study.

Her duties have included roles as Administrative Assistant, Graphic Designer, General Church Leadership, and, most recently, as a leader in the Weight Watchers organization.

Barb graduated from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO with a degree in Christian Education.