Meet Our Staff and Church Leadership

Reverend Jim Brazell, Interim Pastor

Rev. Jim Brazell served as a full-time and Interim Pastor for forty years in several states. He retired as pastor of the Sharonville Presbyterian Church and is currently serving us as Interim. Within the Presbytery, Rev. Brazell served as Chair of the Committee on Church Order and President of the Board of Trustees and is currently serving on the Commission on Ministry. He has celebrated 42 years of marriage to his wife, Westi, and their daughter and her family live in Massachusetts.

Lori McDonough, Director of Music

Lori has been the Director of Music at Northwest Community Church since 2006. She is a retired middle school teacher who has always had a place for music in her life. She loves all styles and genres of music, especially Christian music. Lori plays the piano, flute and sings, and she loves her talented and faithful church choir! She also loves her equally talented and faithful husband, sons and adorable grandchildren.

Peggy Theile

Peggy Theile, Administrative Coordinator

Peggy is native to Cincinnati and has been with Northwest Community Church since 2021. Prior to joining the NWCC team, she worked in the corporate world as a production manager for a leading Cincinnati advertising agency. Peggy enjoys spending time with her husband and visiting with her two children, likes to keep busy with projects around the house, riding her bike in local parks, and doing Charley Harper puzzles. Peggy has enjoyed getting to know the NWCC community and looks forward to speaking to you next time you call the church!

OUR SESSION:  the ruling body of a Presbyterian congregation consisting of the Elders in active service.

Rev. Jim Brazell, Moderator
Lynn Bradley, Christian Education
David Denny, Mission
Donna Lischer, Congregational Life
Lori McDonough, Worship
Phyllis Peacock, Nominating
Sharon Suder, Personnel

OUR TRUSTEES:  the Trustees are charged with maintenance of and improvements to our facilities as well as management of our finances.

Allen Rahm, Moderator
Joshua Denny
Ron Peacock
Sharon Stratman

OUR DEACONS:  the Deacons serve the church by being the compassionate arms that reach out to our congregation and community.

Pat Ossenschmidt, Moderator
Samantha Jasper
Scott Jasper
Elaine Kolb
Marilyn Lang
Josephine Liming
Jan West