Elders, Deacons, & Staff

About the Pastor

Rev. Stephen P. “Gutty” Gutridge

The Reverend Stephen P. Gutridge is known to his friends as “Gutty” or “Pastor Gutty,” his
children call him “Dad” and/or “Pop,” and his grandchildren call him “Paw Paw.” He is a
preacher, teacher, writer, and story-teller passionate about the Good News of Jesus Christ and
spreading it in ways that children and un-churched people can grasp. He is also an experienced
conference and retreat speaker.
Gutty has been a Senior Pastor, Transitional Pastor, writer, conference speaker, and storyteller
for many years. He had a successful career in the business world in industrial equipment sales.
God was very patient with him calling him to pastoral ministry one little call at a time. He is a
graduate of Palmer Theological Seminary, St. Davids Pennsylvania and the University of
Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky where he played football on a full scholarship.
Gutty and his lovely wife, Paula, have two adult sons, Steve, who lives with them. Charlie,
married to Mary Elizabeth and two grandchildren, James and Summer Raye.



  • Judy Kurtzrock
  • Glenn Jeffries
  • Dave Carney
  • Scott Snyder
  • Sherry Kaib
  • Sharon Weigle
  • Sue Bartley
  • Melissa DiThomas
  • Tom Thompson


  • Gloria Walker
  • Pam Myers
  • Joe Klug
  • Janet Kocher
  • Pat Schultz
  • Donna Heindl
  • Patty Stahl
  • Maureen Strawn
  • Cindy Neff
  • Aaron Rose
  • Melissa Ola

Our Staff


Pastor Stephen (Gutty) Gutridge




Financial Secretary
Kris Cress

Administrative Assistant

Kris Cress

Pastoral Assistant
Gloria Dillner

Director, Worship and Music and Celebrant Singers
Carol Jamison

Director, Chancel Choir
Glenna Smiesko

Bev Weston

Chancel Choir Accompanist/Organist
Jeannie Allen

Childcare Coordinator
Juli Louttit

Teacher/Director, The Preschool Place
Lynn Bridge

Youth Program

Sara Ahlgren

Eric Schultz

Technology Coordinator
Lili Byrer

Sound Coordinator
Alex Ola & Codi Reed