Rev. Scott M. Low – Pastor
Pastor Scott Low joined Tallmadge UMC in July 2016. He enjoys sharing God’s message in a variety of worship styles. From traditional favorite hymns and liturgy, to modern music genres and spontaneous prayer, he preaches to refuel your soul. Scott strives to work with the people of Tallmadge UMC to trust God with our whole lives more each day. He wants to help others experience the wholeness that God offers in spite of living in a broken world. “I truly believe that the church must be more than a place where we talk about being and doing good. The church must be, in the words of Bishop John Hopkins, ‘a mission out-post’ from where we go into our world with the transforming hope, healing, feeding, clothing, and freeing power of Jesus Christ!”
Pastor Low has years of experience in youth ministry. He firmly believes that children and youth are vital to the life of the church. He also believes in strong community involvement, where he builds bridges into the life of faith.
Scott has many passions, such as bicycling, downhill/cross-country snow skiing, watching, and participating in most sports. He is also an avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan, and is the Cleveland Gladiators arena football team chaplain in the spring and summer months. After a 7-week mission trip to Liberia, West Africa in 2013, Pastor Low continues to be an advocate of appropriate ways to help his Liberian friends in need. Born and raised in central Ohio, Scott is a graduate of The Columbus Academy High School. He attended the Ohio Northern University, where he was a 4-year starting running back on the football team and earned a business degree. After a short career in business, he answered his call to ministry. Scott attended The Methodist Theological School in Ohio. Scott’s wife, Kay, is a special education teacher. Together they have three young adult children. Reach out to Pastor Scott Low on Facebook, or leave a message here
Linda Crissey – Director of Christian Education & Family Ministries
Linda has been with Tallmadge United Methodist Church for ten years and says the staples of her job are prayer, balloons, and duct tape. Oversight of Sunday School, Bible studies, Vacation Bible School and youth ministries means never a dull minute. With a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Akron (1975), and Foundational Studies at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Linda was Certified in Christian Education and consecrated Diaconal Minister in 2000. She has worked in youth and educational ministries over twenty years at Girard, Poland, and Canfield United Methodist Churches and as secretary at Church Hill United Methodist Church. Linda is blessed with four children and five grandchildren: Cristine and her husband Chris Kobak live in Wooster, Ohio with their children Jeanie, Matthew, and Paul. Stacey and her husband David Tenney live in Louisville, Kentucky with their daughters Katie and Becca. Revs. Jennifer and Jeremiah Williamson shepherd a church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. And Louis Baragona who lives in Athens, Ohio.
Evelyn Doolittle – Administrator/Secretary
Evelyn Doolittle became our church secretary in July 1984. As a member of Wedgewood UMC she transferred her membership and united with Tallmadge UMC in October 1991. Evelyn has a daughter Caroline who lives in Arapahoe, NC, a granddaughter Dr. Brooke Stiles, a great granddaughter, Gaby, and a new baby born recently. They live in Jacksonville, NC.