Lead Pastor: Rob Paugh | rpaugh@shepnaz.org

Executive Pastor: Tim Swanson | tswanson@shepnaz.org

Youth Pastor: Jason States | jstates@shepnaz.org

Children’s Pastor: Ashley Kuhn | akuhn@shepnaz.org

Discipleship Pastor: Grant Heckman | gheckman@shepnaz.org
Worship Leader: Shelly Head | shead@shepnaz.org

Worship Leader: Zack Zaborski |  zzaborski@shepnaz.org

SCS Principal: Mike Fluhart | mfluhart@shepherdchristian.school

Youth Basketball Director: Mike Taylor | mtaylor@shepnaz.org

Office Assistant: Natalie Wyatt | nwyatt@shepnaz.org

Financial Director: Lisa Fluhart | lfluhart@shepnaz.org

Video Announcements: Chaney Shaner | cstewart@shepnaz.org

Media and Website: Phyllis | pstewart@shepnaz.org

Facilities and Grounds: Andy Wilson | awilson@shepnaz,org

I.T. Guy: Jason Gleim  | jgleim@shepnaz.org


    rob paugh, Lead pastor

    Rob is the Lead Pastor at Shepherd since January of 2015. As lead pastor, Rob’s primary responsibilities include leading Shepherd to become the best church we can be. This responsibility includes working together with the staff and other leadership to develop and pursue vision by articulating, designing and aligning our ministries and resources to our mission, values, strategy and measures. Rob also preaches and teaches on most weekends.

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  • Tim Swanson, executive pastor

    Tim has been a part of our team since 2003. He oversees Pastoral Care and Administration.

    His favorite part of his ministry is helping people take steps forward in their walk with Jesus Christ. His main goal is for every person to grow and find a place to serve others.


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    Jason and his wife and ministry partner, Mindy, lead all aspects of ShepNaz ministries directed specifically toward High School and Middle School students.  They have been serving at Shepherd since 2015.

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  • Ashley kuhn, children's pastor

    Ashley has been the Children's Pastor at Shepherd since 2016. Ashley has a heart for reaching families with children. She leads the K- 5th grade children's worship services on Sunday mornings and disciples children in their small groups on Wednesday nights. She also equips and oversees the preschool and nursery ministries with the help of a dedicated staff of volunteers.

    Read More About Pastor Ashley Here >>

  • Grant heckman, discipleship pastor

    Grant and his family joined the Shepherd team in 2018.  He comes to us after pastoring in Chicago, Pittsburg and Baltimore.  He organizes and encourages all our new Rooted groups, life groups, and adult classes, and strives to connect people with activities that will help them most. 

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  • SHELLY HEAD, worship leader

    Shelly joined the team at Shepherd in 2021 and leads worship each week. She is a passionate Worship Leader and Ordained Minister with a calling on her life to lead the church into a deeper relationship with God. In addition to this call, she feels an incredibly strong pull to mentor and help empower worship teams. Shelly has 3 adult sons and 3 grandchildren.  She comes to us from Wooster, Ohio.

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  • Zack zaborski, worship leader

    Zack began leading worship at Shepherd in 2021. His hometown  is Newark, Ohio, and he attended both MVNU and OCU. In the past Zack toured with The Great Transparency and was a worship leader and youth leader at churches in Ohio.  Zack and his wife, Kristin, have two daughters and live in Bexley.  

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  • MICHAEL FLUHART, principal SCS

    Michael has been the principal at Shepherd Christian School since 2018. He encourages the teachers to nurture children spiritually, physically, academically and socially as they grow in Christlikeness. He ensures that SCS allows both teachers and students to put learning at the center of their daily activities and establishes a school-wide vision of commitment to high standards and the success of all students.

  • Mike Taylor, youth basketball director

    Mike and his family are well known around Shepherd and have attended for many years. Mike has enjoyed volunteering as a coach for Shepnaz Basketball in the past and, since 2014, heading up the coordination of the league. He is always glad to assist parents and kids in getting involved in basketball!


    Natalie began helping in the church office in 2020. She welcomes visitors to the office in the mornings Monday thru Thursday and also works at Little Lambs. She keeps the calendar up-to-date and makes sure everyone has what they need to keep their ministry functioning.

  • chaney STEWART shaner, video & screens consultant

    Chaney helps the pastors bring the worship service to life on the big screens each week.  She is also the face of Video Announcements.  Chaney has been creating videos since she was in 8th grade and has helped with Shepherd's media since she was a freshman in high school in 2009.  She attended Prayer and Praise (Senior Adult Fellowship) with her grandparents from 6th grade through 12th grade, so she is an expert about almost everything at Shepherd.
    To stay up to date on what's going on at Shepherd, follow her on FB at Chaney Shaner-Story Crew.

  • phyllis STEWART RINEHART, graphics and digital media consultant

    Phyllis assists the church staff with anything printed, picturesque or promotional. 

    She has worked with Shepherd since 2008. 


  • Andy wilson, facilites and grounds

    Andy, with the help of volunteers, keeps all the pieces and parts of this campus operational, beautiful and in good repair.


    Lisa administers the finances for the church and is responsible for the accounting systems, budgets, and reporting. She joined the Shepherd team in 2020, and comes to us after many years of accounting in the business world.  She is married to our SCS principal, Mike Fluhart, and they have two adult sons and live in Grove City. 

  • Jason Gleim ,  i.t. guy

    Jason is the person we call when our technology goes out of whack.  He is also one of the great minds behind the livestream, lights  and sound booth.

  • val wright, administrative assistant emeritus

    Val  worked at Shepherd from 2003 til 2020. She kept everyone organized and on time, and is still an advisor to the office staff.  She is enjoying a well-deserved retirement and  can now be found in the nursery taking care of the babies on Sunday mornings.