Rev. Adam Marquette
Hello. I am Rev. Adam Marquette. I was born and raised in Stow, Ohio. Growing up, I experienced God’s love and grace through my church family at the United Presbyterian Church in Cuyahoga Falls, where four generations of my family worshiped together. It was during this time with this beloved community that I experienced my call to ministry. The journey began with an undergraduate degree, from the University of Akron in Physical Education (while it didn’t help with Biblical courses, I have relied on my PE degree throughout my time in ministry). Along the way I met Cecilia and together we have had four beautiful children, Charolette, Bird, Sadie, and Judson. After graduating from the University of Akron, I attended Winebrenner Theological Seminary in Findlay, Ohio, while serving as the Director of Youth Ministry at The Bath Church UCC. In 2007, I graduated from Winebrenner and the realization that God was calling me to the United Church of Christ began. As the youth and family involvement at the Bath Church grew, so did my role. In 2009, I was licensed and then ordained in 2011, and served as the Associate Minister for Youth and Family Life until becoming the Senior Pastor at Trinity in 2018.
Sam McDaniel, Director of Music Ministry and Organist
Sam McDaniel is a Master of Music student in Organ Performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Prior to coming to Cleveland, he received a Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance from Mercer University in Macon, GA. Before deciding to pursue music, he studied French and English Literature at Georgie College & State University. He has studied organ with Dr. Ann Caldwell and Dr. Jack Mitchener, and he will begin organ study with Mr. Todd Wilson in the fall. Beyond his primary lessons in organ, he has studied piano with Ms. Amande Boyt and Dr. Ian Altman. Sam was formerly the Director of Music and Organist at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Hawkinsville, GA , and the Organ Intern and then Interim Organist at Mulberry Street United Methodist Church in Macon, GA. He is a member of the Association of Anglican Musicians and the American Guild of Organists. When not making music, Sam enjoys reading British novels, hiking, and drinking coffee with his wife, Katie.
Kelly Aliberti, Office Administrator
Kelly is originally from Marietta, Ohio and is a graduate of Kent State University where she met her husband. They live in Copley with their 3 children. She is an active member of the Akron Chapter DAR. In her free time she enjoys traveling to either a National Park or the beach, seeing the country, reading, relaxing and doing home renovations.
Dale Guiley, AGO, Organist Emeritus