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Pastor Ken Dockery, a Michigan native, came to Cleveland by way of Pennsylvania where he was a pastor for 6 years. After having heart surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in his 30’s, Ken was burdened to come and serve the people of Cleveland. Ken’s vision is to bring the hope of Christ to the many in Cleveland who have searched desperately for hope in all the wrong places. It is his desire to see a church planted in the downtown area that is committed to the careful teaching and preaching of God’s Word. To help him accomplish this goal, Ken is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry degree.

Since his initial heart surgery, Ken has enjoyed setting and meeting challenging physical goals. He has biked across America and completed the Cleveland Marathon as well as a triathlon on the UP of Michigan. He and his wife Renee, who holds a B.A. in Children’s Ministry with a Home Econ. minor, have four adult children.

Pastor Bill Taylor was a public school government teacher and coach in Pennsylvania before becoming a pastor. The perpetual student, Bill has tallied over 80 post-grad education credits since receiving a B.S. in Ed. from Penn State University in 1989. He is a certified marriage counselor and has taught several parenting classes as well. He also holds a Master of Ministry and a Master of Divinity degree.

Bill and his wife Natalie, also a PSU graduate and former microbiologist, love to teach the Word of God, especially to young couples. They live in the Old Brooklyn neighborhood with the younger two of their five children. Their three older children are adults and graduate students. The Taylors have participated in the HFJC Christian Education Institute and on several Hearts sports teams. Their youngest son attends Westside Christian Academy. When not studying, Bill enjoys playing tennis and exploring the Metroparks. He also coaches high school basketball through HFJC.

Pastor Caleb and Julia Kudlo have been a part of CityView since its chartering. Caleb first came to Cleveland in 2010 as a student at Cleveland State University; Julia grew up in the city as the daughter of church-planting missionaries, Pastor Bill and Natalie Taylor. After studying in Minneapolis and abroad in Israel, he joined the CityView team as an intern in the fall of 2014. He was later called as a pastor in the fall of 2015. His role includes preaching, worship leading, discipleship, and technology. Pastor Caleb also leads worship at Faith Baptist Community Center on East 55th and teaches at the Garden Christian Academy in Cleveland. Julia serves at CityView in several capacities including as a discipler, tutor, and Thursday meal coordinator. She holds a Masters of Nonprofit Administration and Leadership from the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University and works for the Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center. Julia is also a seminary student at Carolina University. Pastor Caleb holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance from Cleveland State University, a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry from Carolina University, and a Doctor of Worship Studies in Ethnomusicology from Liberty University. You can follow the Kudlos’ ministry more closely on their blog, The Good News in Cleveland.

Pastor Jesse Pausch grew up in Cleveland, and returned after college to work with Youth for Christ. Since then, God has given him a burden for ministry within the local church. He earned his undergraduate degree in communications from Liberty University and continued on to earn a Masters of Art in Biblical Studies from Liberty University School of Divinity. Pastor Jesse works full time for Cleveland Metropolitan School District in the Planning Center working with disadvantaged kids.

Jesse and his wife, McKenzie Pausch, serve on Sundays at CityView church downtown, Thursdays with CityView’s Shoreway Ministry, and with various bible studies throughout the week. McKenzie came to Cleveland to study music therapy at Cleveland State University, but quickly fell in love with serving and being a part of what God is doing here in the city. She now holds a B.A. in Music from Cleveland State, and runs her own piano studio at Skyline Music in Westlake. In their free time, they enjoy getting outside to hike or kayak, traveling to see family, and cheering on Cleveland’s sports teams.