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.



  • Glenn Jeffries
  • Sally McIntyre
  • Dave Hasek
  • Sharon Weigle
  • Sue Bartley
  • Bob Dolence


  • Gloria Walker
  • Pam Myers
  • Joe Klug
  • Janet Kocher
  • Lynn Bridge
  • Donna Heindl
  • John Morrison
  • Sam Bartley
  • Cindy Neff
  • Sarah Bartley
  • Melissa Ola

Our Staff


Pastor Stephen (Gutty) Gutridge




Administrative Assistant/Financial Secretary
  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
Codi Reed &Alex Ola (Not Pictured)