Pastoral Staff & Emeritus

Senior Pastor

The Reverend Dr. David Schwab is the Lead Pastor. The Revered Dr. David Schwab is a Minister of the United Church of Christ (retired). He earned his BA degree at the University of Cincinnati and his Doctor of Ministry at Eden Theological Seminary.

The Reverend Dr. David Schwab began his career at the St. Paul United Church of Christ (1970-1975) where he helped establish programs for children and a co-op pre-school. From there, he moved onto the Trinity United Church of Christ, Fairborn, OH (1975-1981). During his time here, he helped the church grow from 450 members to 700 members and established senior ministries and a Head Start program.

The Revered Dr. David Schwab had his longest tenure at Lakeview United Church of Christ, Maineville, OH (1981-1999). While here he accomplished many things including: establishing a new church in the Community and growing it to over 750 members, establishing a five-star pre- school, a theater group and senior ministries. A sanctuary and educational building were built to honor these accomplishments. He had two additional positions at the Eastern Ohio Association Minister and Ohio Conference Minister before officially retiring in 2005.

Since retirement, The Reverend Dr. David Schwab has held many interim ministry positions to assist churches with their pastoral search. After the loss of a beloved pastor he served at Immanuel United Church of Christ, St. Bernard, OH (2007-2009). He helped re-establish the Christ United Church of Christ, Ft. Thomas, KY (2009-2013) and most recently, he served at the Zion United Church of Christ, Norwood, OH (2013-2017).

In his free time, he spends time with his two adult children and four grandchildren he adores. He loves to travel, golf and experience the arts.



The Reverend Robert W. Croskery

Dr. Beverly Croskery

Rev. Richard Jameson


Lead Staff

Jim Whitworth, Church President



Bruce Ford