Emma Hamilton


Lauren Meyer


Lauren is the CVCYouth Director of Ministry. Lauren oversees all of the communication, event planning and execution, leader discipleship, and the logistical side of running the ministry of CVCYouth. Lauren most enjoys creating easy on-ramps for students in 6th-12th grade to be discipled to become more like Jesus through one on one relationships with youth leaders. Lauren served as an intern with CVCYouth in 2016 and was hired on staff in June, 2018. Lauren has a B.S. and M.A. in counseling from Clarks Summit University. She says that her counseling degree “has become invaluable as I(she) walk alongside teenagers in some of the most formative years of their lives.” Lauren loves Cleveland and takes every opportunity to go exploring with her husband, Austin. The two never intended to stay in Cleveland long but the 216 has quickly become home to them.

Jason Lamb


Jason is a husband, father, IT Nerd by profession, and weekend woodworker/handyman by passion. US Army Combat Vet. Lover of all things techy and wood! Jason is married to his wife Hannah, and has two kids, Alex and Isabella.

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 [email protected] 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.