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Rev. Jonathan McCleery

Senior Pastor

Despite over 30 years of service as an ordained clergy, Pastor Jon still has amazing passion for ministry. He finds his greatest joy in being a channel through which God's awesome grace may flow. He was born in Youngstown, Ohio and raised in Austintown and Salem. He holds a BA from Kent State University and a MDiv from Asbury Theological Seminary. His interests include music, sports and history, and can often be seen on local stages as an actor.

Rev. Anna Magill

Associate Pastor

Anna joined Bay UMC in June, 2010. Her tremendous joy in ministry is helping people experience a deeper relationship with God. Anna is a graduate of both John Carroll University and Ashland Theological Seminary. She holds Masters degrees in Biological Sciences and Divinity. Anna enjoys athletics, nature, music, and loves to play and care for her two sons. Email Anna

Leigh Ann Spratt

Director of Children's Ministry

Ron Muth

Director of Music

Ron Muth has served over 30 years as the Director of Music for Bay UMC where he directs both the Chancel and Bell Choirs. He is also Director of Vocal Music at Lutheran West High School in Rocky River, Ohio. Prior to his tenure at Bay UMC, Ron served as bass soloist at Rocky River Methodist Church for 10 years. He was the founding Director of the Rocky River Community Chorus and directed that choir for over 20 years. He began his teaching career at Lorain Catholic High School and after 6 years became Director of Vocal Music and Choir Department for the Rocky River City Schools. He directed choirs at both the middle and high school levels for 25 years. Ron is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace College and received his Masters degree in choral conducting from Cleveland State University. He is a member of this congregation and has two grown children and many beautiful grandchildren. Email Ron

Jennifer Sauer

Finance Director

As a member of Bay Church since 1986, Jennifer was thrilled to join the leadership team of her beloved church family in 2016. Jennifer holds certification through the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers and has many years of experience in the finance industry, including 9 years in portfolio administration with Gratry & Company, and 17 years as Accounting Manager with Kaeden Corporation. She also operates a home-based bookkeeping services business, Trust My Figure$, established in 2010.

As a graduate of Georgetown College in Music Education, Jennifer has enjoyed singing with the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus for 12 seasons. She also enjoys sharing music in the church Chancel Choir with her husband Ken. Ken and Jennifer are blessed with four children and six grandchildren. “One of my greatest pleasures in life is being known as ‘Ms. Jenni’, ‘Grandma Jenn’ and ‘Grammi!’”

Iva David

Admistrative Assistant

Natalie Mealey


Tiffany Duke

Nursery Staff

Bridget Rodman

Nursery Staff

Lisa Wilson

Nursery Staff

Becky McAlea

Nursery Staff

Jeanne Beckham

Weekday Custodian

Phil Kendel

Sunday Custodian

Larry Radke

Weekday Custodian

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