SUMMER

June - August

LARGE GROUP
Sunday Mornings // 9:30-10:30AM
Book Study - Revelation

Show-Up Events
See calendar for details


SCHOOL YEAR

September - May

LARGE GROUP

Second Sunday // 6:30-8:30PM
Invite a friend, games, food, prizes.

Fourth Sunday // 6:30-8:30PM
Worship, teaching, conversation


FAITH & FAMILY



FAITH

We believe that it is vital for every person to make a personal decision to follow Jesus Christ. In high school ministry we focus on the gospel and challenge the students to take the truths of the gospel and allow it to change their lives.



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FAMILY

When you come to Impact, you belong and you are welcome! We want every Impact student to be a part of a caring community of people - people who will be their friend no matter that. Friendship that turns in to family. We work to help students develop healthy, Christ-centered, friendships. In Impact, we want to take those friendships a step further so that they become more like family.  

Meet The Team


CUYAHOGA HEIGHTS

Mondays | 6:30 - 8:30 pm

hosted by | CORT CABLE

6712 Donald Ave., Valley View, OH 44125


Cort Cable

Position: 6 YEARS
Phone: (440) 263-5856
Email: cjcable@gmail.com
Born in Northwest Ohio and moving around in childhood, Cort found a home in Greater Cleveland for the last 30 years. During his formative teenage years in Bay Village, he was led to salvation through Jesus Christ by Young Life Staffers at the high school. This act of kindness and volunteerism left a lasting impression on him as he attributes the time he currently spends teaching and discipling to students from his own experiences.

Cort has lived in Valley View since 2010 and has been an active member at CVC during that time. When he’s not posing as a Software Administrator sitting in an office chair, he aspires to be outside. Some of his interests are trap shooting, gardening, ping pong, disc golf and running. For the last year he has been learning to play the mandolin and loves bluegrass. Stop by and visit in the winter to see his backyard ice rink!

Cort Cable

6 YEARS

Born in Northwest Ohio and moving around in childhood, Cort found a home in Greater Cleveland for the last 30 years. During his formative teenage...

Stacie Brandt

Position: 5 YEARS
Email: sbrandt@cvconline.org
Stacie was born and raised in Iowa. She has her Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education from Clarks Summit University. After completing her degree Stacie came to CVC as an intern in the Youth and Missions department in order to learn more about ministry. Stacie now works full time with Rahab Ministries and volunteers with CVCYouth as a LifeGroup leader.
Being a LifeGroup leader means a lot to Stacie because growing up it was her youth leaders that played a huge role in her life, and she wants to do the same for the students of CVC. Stacie loves to serve and help out wherever she can. She is passionate about mentoring students as they make their faith their own. If not at church, Stacie can be found in a coffee shop, with friends playing board games, or at home doing something crafty and enjoying a good action movie.

Stacie Brandt

5 YEARS

Stacie was born and raised in Iowa. She has her Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education from Clarks Summit University. After completing her degree Stacie came...

Josh & Audrey Smosarski

Position: 4 YEARS
Email: audreysmosarski@gmail.com

Josh was born and raised in Cuyahoga Heights, OH. He grew up at Valley View Village Church and has enjoyed serving children and youth from a young age. Josh graduated from Cuyahoga Heights High School in 2013 and spent two years at Tri-C studying Early Childhood. His hands-on career path leads him to a Maintenance position at the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District.

In 2017, Josh married Audrey, together they reside in Cleveland Heights purchasing their first home together in 2019.

Audrey grew up in Southeastern Michigan and attended Kent State University to study Interior Design. After graduating from KSU in 2013 she found the Lord lead her to stay in Cleveland for a full-time design position. Audrey and Josh met while attending Neo Church in Independence. Together they enjoy getting outdoors, tackling house projects, and their newest addition to the family, Remington, a Barque Du Bourbonnais (French Pointer).

Serving at Cuyahoga Valley Church through Impact has been nothing short of blessing these past two years. We’ve enjoyed getting to know students on a deeper level while serving alongside the Hopkins, Fruits, Henards, Cort, and Dahlia!

Josh & Audrey Smosarski

4 YEARS

In 2017, Josh married Audrey, together they reside in Cleveland Heights purchasing their first home together in 2019. Serving at Cuyahoga Valley Church through Impact...

Jeff & Darla Marlow

Position: 4 YEARS
Email: lotsamarlows@gmail.com

Jeff and Darla Marlow have been attending CVC for 30 years. They remember when CVC congregated at the BBH Middle School! They are involved with the Guest Reception Ministry, Pre-marital classes, and COTS. This year they were part of the “Parmesan” Lifegroup where they partnered with the other CVCYouth leaders to minister to students.

Jeff and Darla are both teachers at BBHCSD where they teach 5th grade and High School Algebra, respectively. They feel very blessed to have five children, including two sets of twins! Their kids have grown up in CVCYouth. Three of their children attend Liberty University and 2 are incoming seniors at BBHHS. “The Blessing” lyrics w/Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes continue to be a theme and a prayer for the family.  This family continues to serve together, do life together, and give God the glory!

Jeff & Darla Marlow

4 YEARS

Jeff and Darla Marlow have been attending CVC for 30 years. They remember when CVC congregated at the BBH Middle School! They are involved with...

NORTH ROYALTON

Tuesdays | 6:30 - 8:30 pm

hosted by | Ryan & Joelle Cole

12147 York Road, North Royalton, OH 44133


Lauren & Austin Meyer

Position: 6 YEARS

Austin and Lauren met in college in 2014. Lauren moved to Cleveland to complete an internship with CVCYouth. Austin followed her here a few years later and they were married in May of 2019.

Austin works as a carpenter’s apprentice with Renew CLE and Lauren is CVCYouth’s Director of Ministry. They serve together in the North Royalton LifeGroup. Austin and Lauren truly enjoy getting to know students and encouraging them to live new in Christ.

When they aren’t spending time with students they are working on house projects, exploring parts of Cleveland, and trying new restaurants.

Lauren & Austin Meyer

6 YEARS

Austin and Lauren met in college in 2014. Lauren moved to Cleveland to complete an internship with CVCYouth. Austin followed her here a few years...

Ryan & Joelle Cole

Position: 5 YEARS
Email: slipnotdesigns@gmail.com

For around 17 years, we have been actively involved in the life and ministry of CVC. During this current season of life, we have children participating in the ministries of both Collide (middle school) and Impact (high school). As a result, it seems only natural to dive headlong into student ministries to help wherever we can. We live just off York Road in North Royalton, where we own and operate a small business. We are thankful for the flexibility our vocation gives us to serve the students and families of CVC. Our greatest desire is to demonstrate and guide students (and their families) toward an authentic and passionate pursuit of Christ. We believe this is best accomplished by “living life together.” Working with students at CVC allows us to walk alongside students and assist their parents in developing a deep faith. We are excited for the opportunity!

Ryan & Joelle Cole

5 YEARS

For around 17 years, we have been actively involved in the life and ministry of CVC. During this current season of life, we have children...

Dahlia Orth

Position: 7 YEARS
Email: dahlia.orth@me.com

Dahlia is a born and raised Jersey girl who loves the beach and traveling the world. She’s a huge fan of spontaneous dance parties and will never turn down a coffee and donut date. Dahlia moved to Cleveland in 2014 to be a part of the CVCYouth internship program and complete her master’s degree. She fell in love with CVCYouth so much during her internship year that she decided to stick around and has now served in student ministries for over 5 years. Dahlia served on staff at CVC in a variety of roles before starting her own business and taking that full-time. Dahlia is passionate about seeing students come to know Christ and loves investing in the lives of high school girls.

Dahlia Orth

7 YEARS

Dahlia is a born and raised Jersey girl who loves the beach and traveling the world. She’s a huge fan of spontaneous dance parties and...

brecksville - BROADVIEW HEIGHTS

wednesdays | 6:30 - 8:30 pm

hosted by | Kyle and Amy Gustafson

8784 Pointe Dr, Broadview Heights, OH 44147


Clay & Autumn Cooper

Position: 2 YEARS
Email: autumnbounds@gmail.com

Clay and Autumn met at church during Autumn’s senior year of college. The two married in 2018 and have lived in Broadview Heights since. Clay works as an account manager for a software company. When clay is not working, he enjoys spending his free time playing games with friends. Autumn works as a mental health social worker in Summit County. Autumn spends most of her free time outdoors and particularly enjoys hiking and kayaking. The Coopers chose to serve with CVCYouth because they love to have fun and recognize the eternal significance of investing into younger generations of believers.

Clay & Autumn Cooper

2 YEARS

Clay and Autumn met at church during Autumn’s senior year of college. The two married in 2018 and have lived in Broadview Heights since. Clay...

Nellie Spacek

Position: 2 YEARS
Email: nelliespacek@sbcglobal.net

Nellie Spacek is originally from New York but has lived in Brecksville for 21 years. She started going to CVC in 2003 right after she came to Christ. Her two high school kids have been raised going to CVC youth programs. She is excited to serve as a LifeGroup leader in Impact as she really enjoys this age group.

Some of her passions are physical fitness, yoga, and reading. She has been in a book club for 15 years and loves to hear what people are reading. Fun fact: Nellie and her husband Chris were set up on a blind date in 1999 because of their love of skiing.

Nellie Spacek

2 YEARS

Nellie Spacek is originally from New York but has lived in Brecksville for 21 years. She started going to CVC in 2003 right after she...

Kyle & Amy Gustafson

Position: 10 YEARS
Email: abalata@gmail.com

Kyle and Amy Gustafson have been leading an Impact Bible Study since they married in 2012. They are both pharmacists and love to travel; you will often find Kyle in his ‘natural habitat’ behind a camera lens! They have 2 adorable dogs and a sweet little boy, Ezra. Their two ministry loves are CVCYouth and Missions. They are passionate about equipping students to study the Bible and teaching the whole narrative of Scripture. Kyle and Amy are also the leaders of CVC’s medical mission trips to Ghana, West Africa, and have been part of a team-building a hospital there since 2012.

Kyle & Amy Gustafson

10 YEARS

Kyle and Amy Gustafson have been leading an Impact Bible Study since they married in 2012. They are both pharmacists and love to travel; you...

NORDONIA

thursdays | 6:30 - 8:30 pm

hosted by | MIKE & DEJA GARCIA

8739 Mottl Reserve Dr., Northfield, OH 44067

Joe & Linda Valenti

Position: FOREVER
Email: jvalenti@cvconline.org

Joe has served at CVC for over 15 years preaching, leading worship, and caring for the students of CVCYouth. Joe and his wife Linda met at CVC and enjoy laughing, boating, watching The Voice, and hanging out with their two kids – Grace and Logan. Joe holds his undergrad degree from Balwin-Wallace College and an MA in Theology from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and enjoys reading, fishing, hunting, good BBQ, country music, water skiing, adventures, and live theater. Joe’s happy place is with his family out on the open water.

Joe & Linda Valenti

FOREVER

Joe has served at CVC for over 15 years preaching, leading worship, and caring for the students of CVCYouth. Joe and his wife Linda met...

Michael & Deja Garcia

Position: NEW THIS YEAR
Phone: (559) 760-2581
Email: dl7garc@gmail.com

Michael and Deja are recent Ohio transplants, they recently moved from Portland Oregon but really spent most of their lives in California. Michael is from San Diego, he grew up playing water polo, swimming and surfing. Deja grew up in Central California, 15min outside of Yosemite, and enjoys to run and hike.

Michael and Deja met in 2001 while attending a post-college fellowship group. Michael works as a Pharmacist and Deja as a homemaker and part-time server. They have 3 children together, 2 dogs, and a fish. They have always enjoyed working with the youth, they served as AWANA leaders when their kids were young. When not working they love to be outdoors hiking the metro park trails.

Michael & Deja Garcia

NEW THIS YEAR

Michael and Deja are recent Ohio transplants, they recently moved from Portland Oregon but really spent most of their lives in California. Michael is from...

Jack & Emma Hopkins

Position: 2 YEARS
Phone: (216) 904-7224
Email: jhopkins@cvconline.org
Jack Hopkins:

Jack and Emma met in high school band class in 2014 at Cuyahoga Heights High School. They both grew up around the area and attended CVCYouth in high school, where they also served as Collide leaders. Jack pursued a degree in Marketing at the University of Toledo where he led worship for Toledo Cru and now works in CVCYouth. Emma is currently pursuing a degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Akron in anticipation of a career in biomaterials and tissue engineering.

Jack and Emma are newlyweds as of June 2021 and live in Broadview Heights with their two pet sugar gliders, Squink and Jinx. Their hobbies include traveling and being outdoors, Marvel movies, playing music together, using their air fryer, along with gaming and reading (respectively). They welcome any and all discussions of how everything can be classified as a salad or a sandwich, the freedom Christ brings to believers, and what’s currently going on in their lives whether lighthearted or heavy.

They both have been heavily involved in CVC and have joyously served alongside many past and current CVCYouth leaders for the last 5 years. They are both so excited to step into their role as high school leaders in a full time capacity this year.

Jack & Emma Hopkins

2 YEARS

Jack and Emma met in high school band class in 2014 at Cuyahoga Heights High School. They both grew up around the area and attended...