Ruth Ricks


Born and raised in Sweet Home Alabama, Ruth Ricks has been part of CVC since the Summer of 2018 shortly after moving to Ohio with her husband Trent. Ruth met Trent at Mississippi State University where they were both part of a ministry outreach for International Students. They have been married since 2015 and have two young daughters. Ruth taught middle and high-school Spanish for four years before transitioning to being a stay home mom.

Ruth gave her life to Christ at a young age and during her teenage years, she learned how God is a personal God and that she had a personal responsibility to grow in her relationship with Him. She also had a desire to help teach young girls to find their worth in Christ and prayed God would give her an opportunity to work with young girls someday.

Ruth loves animals, especially horses and dogs. She currently has the same “puppy” that she has had since she was 15 years old. She loves being outdoors and traveling to foreign countries whenever she gets the opportunity.

Bill & Jen Malone


Jennifer was born and raised in Northeast Ohio.  Jen currently lives in Brunswick with her husband of (soon to be) 25 years, their 4 children (Vinny, Eddy, Gina, and Grace), and their puppy, Oakley.  Jen has a passion for building relationships with other people and looks for opportunities to share Christ with others.  She tries to make a friend wherever she goes and her goal is to leave a smile on the face of those she encounters.  Whether going for hikes and bike rides, watching movies, or playing basketball, four square, or board games, it brings Jen great joy to spend time with her family.  Jen has served at CVC in the MOMtourage ministry as a group leader, she has led a CVC Lifegroup out of her home for 3 years, and currently is a CVCGO Team Member and a youth leader for the Brunswick Youth Ministry for middle and high school students.

Vince Pozar


Vince is in his first year of serving with CVCYouth! He was born and raised in Cleveland, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Cleveland State University. Currently, that degree is being used to teach high school math at Open Door Christian Schools. He is involved at CVCBrunswick on their tech team, CVCYouth team, and as a co-leader of a Bible study. He enjoys influencing and shaping youth for God’s Kingdom. He also loves the competition of board games and outdoor activities. He can be found on a golf course (when Northeast Ohio weather permits) or hanging out with friends.

Kevin Lorow

Ministry Director

Kevin is the Ministry Director at CVCBrunswick, where he leads worship for our weekly services, runs CVCYouth, and takes care of whatever else is needed!
Kevin graduated in 2016 from Clark’s Summit University with a BA in Youth Pastoral Studies. He and his wife Carrie have been married for 4 years and have one son, Josiah. Before heading to CVCBrunswick, Kevin spent time at CVCBroadview Heights, interning with the CVCYouth team and leading the Young Adult Ministry.
Kevin loves spending time in his chair with a cup of coffee and a good book, particularly ones written by his favorite author, J.R.R. Tolkien. You can also often find him playing old Legend of Zelda games. He’s also a dog lover, baseball fanatic, and a little obsessed about getting his lawn to look better.

Jack Hopkins

Assistant Director

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James Fruits


Jack is with all of these crazy boys all by himself and is in desperate need of a guy that is willing to step in with him. Email him at to get involved!

Julie Bay


Julie was raised in the area and ventured West after college. She LOVES California but after getting married and having her 3 babies out there it was time to move home. Julie is a family girl… weeks are usually jam-packed with family dinners, kids sports, homework and family adventures. She is a creative person who loves to cook and is a graphic designer by profession. Julie enjoys coffee and anything sweet! She loves Jesus and felt the call to help with CVCYouth. She looks forward to sharing her faith, building relationships and helping young Christians grow in their journey with Jesus.

Andy Bay


Andy Bay grew up in Geauga county and has been attending CVC since 2012. He resides in Hinckley with his wife and 3 children: Jordan, Ethan and Colin. He has a passion for Truth and looks forward to joining CVC youth to raise up this new generation of disciples for Christ. His day job is in software, but his happy place is running trails in the area.

Caroline Hotz


Caroline Hotz is a former CVCYouth student who considers herself a “coffee enthusiast”. She enjoys reading in her free time and going to the movies. One of Caroline’s favorite things is to discover new coffee shops in every city she visits. Caroline began as a CVCYouth leader in her senior year of high school and has been a leader since. She has a heart for the next generation of students and loves pouring into the lives of the middle school girls. With the decision to stay local for college, Caroline feels called to use Northeast Ohio as her mission field and to continue to come alongside and disciple the young believers of CVCYouth.

Brielle Marlow


Brielle just graduated from Liberty University in May 2021 with a degree in Teaching English as a Second Language and minors in Chinese and health promotions. She is very excited to be back in the Cleveland area, and summer camp 2021 and her time with the seventh grade girls played a huge part in her decision to stay in Cleveland! She is so excited to invest in the lives of the seventh grade girls in Collide. She loves languages, cultures, and adventuring with friends to different cities. She is always down for a coffee or ice cream date, and she has a special love for bubble tea. Brielle loves to go on walks, go hiking, play volleyball, read, and hang out with friends. She is especially excited to study the Bible with the seventh graders and to see their relationships with Jesus flourish!