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 since 2001. The staples of her job are prayer, balloons, and duct tape. There’s never a dull minute as she oversees Sunday school, Bible studies, Vacation Bible School and youth ministries. Linda’s goal is to help the children of Tallmadge UMC know they are loved, especially by Jesus, and the many caring adults of our church. She hopes Tallmadge UMC families and kids grow closer in their walk with Christ as their Christian education leads them toward a love of God’s word and the rich Bible stories we share.
With a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Akron, and Foundational Studies at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Linda was certified in Christian Education and was consecrated Diaconal Minister in 2000. She has worked in youth and educational ministries over 20 years. Linda is blessed with four children and seven grandchildren.
Reach out to Linda Crissy on Facebook, leave a message here or call 330-633-3734.
Evelyn Doolittle – Administrator/Secretary
Evelyn Doolittle has been serving Tallmadge UMC as church secretary since July 1984. She is the first voice and person you meet when you contact Tallmadge UMC during the week.
Evelyn is blessed with one child, one grandchild and two great-grandchildren. She loves spending time with her goldendoodle, reading and knitting.
Reach out to Evelyn here or call 330-633-3734.