Muskingum Valley Presbytery, PO Box 946, New Philadelphia, OH 44663

Meet our CRE’s

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Lisa Machar

My name is Lisa Machar, and I am a member of Seville Presbyterian Church. I am a member of our Worship Committee, I chair our Nominating Committee, and I’m a new member of our Session. I am a wife and mom of two “kids”, 22 and 17. I currently work as an Administrative Assistant at Medina County Domestic Relations Court. Prior to that, I was an Advocate for a local non-profit organization by the name of Hope and Healing Battered Women’s Shelter. After working a year in the confidential shelter, I found myself working in the Medina Domestic Relations Court as the Family Justice Advocate. I worked closely with survivors and families of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. I became certified as a Credentialed Advocate with NOVA and a Registered Advocate with the State of Ohio. I am excited to begin this new journey and am grateful for the opportunity to be in this Commissioned Ruling Elder program through Muskingum Valley Presbytery.

Keith Taylor

Hello my name is Keith Taylor, and I am currently the Pastor at College Drive Presbyterian Church in New Concord. My wife, Yolanda and I have lived in the New Concord area all of our lives and we have been married for 29 years. We have two grown sons, Christan who is 24 and Caleb who is 22, and a dog named Diesel. I came to College Drive from the Methodist Church where I have been a part time pastor of 3 churches for 19 years and I am now looking forward to my full-time position with College Drive Presbyterian Church.

Jill Warner

Jill Warner
Hello, my name is Jill Warner. I live on a farm outside of New Concord with my husband Ron, and children Cole and Tegan. I graduated from Ohio University with Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Civil Engineering. After 15 years in the engineering field, I am now studying to be a Commissioned Ruling Elder. Our family has a Christmas tree farm and we raise 4-H hogs. I enjoy reading, running, visiting with friends, sewing and baking in my “me time”.