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.
Jane Ross, Director of Music
Jane has been a Wadsworth resident for 47 years. She is a retired music educator from Medina County Schools and has been a long-term substitute at Buckeye Jr. High, an adjunct instructor at Ashland University, and has served as Director of Music at First Christian Church before coming to Trinity United Church of Christ.
Matthew Wachtman, Organist
Matthew Wachtman is an active organist and collaborative musician from Defiance, Ohio. Prior to coming to Trinity, he was the Organist and Choir Director at Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Cleveland. Beginning at age 12, he held the position of Music Director at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Defiance. Matthew is currently earning his Bachelor of Music degree in Keyboard Performance at Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music and studies organ with Nicole Keller.
He has performed in masterclasses with Todd Wilson and Chelsea Chen and has been invited to play concerts in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana. Matthew recently won the 2019 AGO/Quimby Young Organist competition in Cleveland. He enjoys teaching piano and composition as well as working with other musicians.
Anne Oliver, Children’s Ministry Director
Michael Moore, Youth Ministry Director
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.
Dale Guiley, AGO, Organist Emeritus