Community

Groups

Life lived together.

Find the right group for you.

At MissionView Church, we believe life is best lived in community with others. Our community groups are designed to help you do just that. Each group meets once a week to discuss the sermon they heard on Sunday with an emphasis on how to apply the message to their everyday lives. Group members also commit to praying for one another and holding each other accountable as they walk through life together. Community groups also work together to serve their community.

If you have any questions or want help finding a group that is good for you, contact Kelly Hansenkelly@missionviewchurch.org

Community Groups for this semester start the week of September 20th!

NOTE: Because of the pandemic, MissionView will not be providing childcare at our community groups this fall.

Sunday

Zak + Whitney Gonidakis (ONE SPOT LEFT)

Sunday, 4:30 – 6:00pm
North Canton area


Zak and Whitney met while attending college and were married in 2009.  Zak is an eighth-grade teacher at North Canton Middle School and the owner of Mr. G Tent Rental. Whitney works at Goodyear as a financial analyst for new tire projects. They have attended MissionView Church since the beginning and felt called to serve in the community they live in. Zak and Whitney are the proud parents of two girls, Harper and Emory. They enjoy opening their home to family and friends, creating memories as a family, love a good laugh, Zak is a bourbon and cigar connoisseur, and both Zak and Whitney are always looking forward to “next year” when it comes to being Browns fans! They are excited to engage in enriching relationships with other MissionView families. 

Jason + Lynn Courter (FULL)

Hybrid of In-person + Virtual 

Sunday, 6:00 – 7:30pm
Canton area


Jason teaches biology at Malone University and Lynn works primarily at home taking care of their four children, Anna, Nolan, Eliza & Audrey. They met at Taylor University and have been married for 17 years. They enjoy spending time with family and friends, playing board games, birding (Jason), and horseback riding (Lynn). Jason and Lynn enjoy leading and hosting small groups and seeking the Lord together with others from their church family. 

Chad + Amber Bowling (FULL)

Sunday, 6:15 7:45pm
North Canton area


Chad and Amber met at Maranatha Bible church and were married in 2013. In 2018 they were called to start attending MissionView so they could have a larger connection and impact in their local community. Chad works at Merryweather Foam as a Production Manager. Amber works at KinderCare Learning as the Center Director. Chad and Amber enjoy family time with their three children: Evan, Xander, and Haley. Camping and family vacations to the beach are their favorite family memories. Chad and Amber are also busy supporting their children in their many activities: tae-kwon-do, basketball, and ballet. 

They are very excited to start this community group to grow and connect with Jesus Christ alongside their church family. Encouraging and challenging others to grow in Christ is a passion that has been laid on Chad’s heart! 

Aaron + Sara Mast 

Sundays, 6:00 8:00pm
Uniontown area

 

Aaron and Sara Mast met at Cedarville University and were married soon after graduation in August 2006. Aaron works as a teacher at Jackson High School while Sara works part-time teaching from home. They enjoy hiking and biking in the Cuyahoga Valley, reading good books on their front porch, and spending time with their family and friends. Aaron and Sara are parents to their son, Carson, and foster parents to Sergio. They are looking forward to growing together with other MissionView families.

Tuesday

(Senior 60+) 

Tuesdays, 10:30am 12:30pm

North Canton area

Greg + Stephanie Walker

Tuesday, 6:00 8:00pm
North Canton area


Greg is an IT Professional and works remotely from home. Stephanie is the Children's Director at MissionView Church. They have been married since 2017 and have two children: Alex and Abby. They both enjoy serving by way of participating in short-term missions trips.

Steve + Kelly Hansen

Tuesday, 7:00 – 8:30pm
Jackson township


Steve and Kelly grew up in Jackson Township and were high school sweethearts. They married in 1990 and they have three grown children. Steve is an optometrist. Kelly works as the Director of Ministry Services at MissionView Church.  They enjoy spending time with family & friends, bicycling, swimming and traveling.

Evan + Jamie Miller (Virtual Group)
Tuesday, 8:00 9:00pm

Evan and Jamie have been married since 2012 and have four girls: Adalyn, Lydia, Abigail, and Emma. They enjoy leading a community group because it's a great way to build deeper relationships and to live out the "one another's" found in the New Testament. Evan work at Merryweather Foam and Jamie enjoys caring for the little ones at home. They enjoy cooking, getting to know their neighbors, and traveling to new places.

Ron + Debbie Crowl (ONE SPOT LEFT)

Tuesday, 7:00 – 8:30pm

Canton area

Ron and Debbie met at The University of Akron and have been married since 1987. They have two adult children and a granddaughter. Ron works in the Business Office at The University of Mount Union. Debbie is the Accounts Payable Associate for North Canton Schools. They have been part of the MissionView Church family since the beginning of the church. They enjoy traveling, playing games, and spending time with family and friends. They are excited to facilitate a community group and grow in God's love with others.

Joe + Jennifer Novak (FULL)

College + Young Adults

Tuesday, 7:30 – 9:30pm

Jackson area

Joe and Jennifer met at church and their love kindled when they served on a short term mission trip together in Mexico. They have been married since 2018 and have one daughter, Naomi. Joe works as a pastor at MissionView Church and Jennifer works as a nurse but mostly stays at home taking care of Naomi. They enjoy leading Bible studies and premarital discipleship together and love hosting people in their home. In their free time they are usually hiking with their golden retriever, watching Marvel movies, playing board games, or spending time with family and friends. 

Wednesday

Don + Laura Adams (FULL)

Hybrid of In-person + virtual

Wednesday, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Uniontown area


Don and Laura met through mutual friends and were married in 1999. God has blessed them with two kids: Ashley and Donnie. Their favorite things to do are outside and include camping, biking, fishing, and hiking. Their favorite part of their hobbies is the time they spend together. Don is a firefighter paramedic with the City of Mansfield and Laura is a stay-at-home mom. They enjoy leading community groups and growing and serving together with other believers. 

James + Colleen Spangler

Wednesday, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
North Canton area

James and Colleen met at Maranatha Bible Church. They were married in 2003, and have been blessed with three children, Carter, Caetlin, and Lincoln. They have been a part of MissionView since the beginning. James works in engineering and Colleen currently serves as the Assistant Children’s Ministry Director for MissionView. They love to spend time together as a family watching movies, playing games, hiking, and homeschooling. They are excited to serve as community group leaders doing life together with their church family.

Brenn / Farber (FULL)

Wednesday, 6:00 – 8:00pm

North Canton area

Matt and Cassie met in Akron, attending the same high school, and have been married since 2007. Matt is a Professor at the University of Akron and Cassie is a stay-at-home mom to their 3 boys; Elijah, Dexter, and Luka. They enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling when possible, and keeping up with their boys' many activities! They have attended Missionview for 3 years and enjoy serving in different parts of the church. This year they are excited to co-lead a community group in order to continue living life together with their church family!

Andrew is an Environmental Biologist and Gillian is a Hospice RN. They've been married since 2013 and have two kids: Neil and Corinne. The Farbers love to be active outdoors, travel, eat adventurously, and tackle home projects. They are looking forward to seeing what God does through community group this year!

Scott + Jane Fleischman

Wednesday, 7:00 – 8:30pm

Looking for a Host Home

Jane and Scott have been married for more than 35 years and have five children, two girls and three boys. Out of those children have come five and a half grandchildren. Jane and Scott met in kindergarten at Greentown Elementary School. 

 

Jane is a 1979 graduate of Hoover High School and completed 1 year of nursing school before deciding to go into education. She currently works at Northwood Elementary School as an Educational Aide/Monitor. Jane enjoys shopping, playing euchre, hiking, beach trips and going on cruises. 

 

Scott is also a 1979 graduate of Hoover High School and also graduated from Hocking Technical College with an AAS degree in Forestry. He currently works for EnerVest Operating, an oil production company where he has been a well tender for the past 35 years. Scott enjoys fishing, hiking, camping, beach trips and cruises.

Thursday

Fernandes/Murtagh (FULL)

Thursday, 6:00 – 8:30pm

Canton/North Canton areas

Katie and Dave started dating in high school and were married at the end of college.  They both had similar stories (raised in Christian households, saved at a young age, etc) but God put a calling on our hearts to care for children who didn’t have the upbringing we did.  He also revealed to them both individually and later together that His plan for growing His family is adoption and that we both had that same heart.  We have been foster and adoptive parents for a number of years now and will be starting the process of getting relicensed in Ohio. Currently, our relationship with God is changing as we transition into this next stage of life. The passages of scripture where God talks about His children have become so much more real to us now. 

 

Ryan & Marlé met at University and got married in 2009. They have two children Enoch and Lael. The whole family loves outdoor activities (camping, hiking, and birdwatching). Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, they relocated to the USA in 2015. The Fernandes family believes in every season of life there is an opportunity to grow. They are excited to do this alongside their church friends and strengthen relationships with their church family and Christ.

Friday

Tim + Erin Griffiths (FULL)

Every-other Friday evening, 6:00 8:00pm

North Canton area

We both grew up in church and in Christian homes. We have been involved in churches in the past as been worship leaders and youth pastors. We have led small groups in the past, and we look forward to leading this one. Our first daughter was born in 2006 and our second daughter was adopted from Ethiopia in 2017. 

Saturday

Chris + Kristen Fagerstrom

Every-other Saturday evening, 4:00 – 6:00pm

Clinton area

Chris and Kristen have been married for 14 years.  They have two children -  Kalvin age 9 and Corrina age 7.  Kristen enjoys baking, gardening, and being outdoors.  Chris is an avid Cleveland sports fan and never gives up hope on his beloved Browns.  Chris and Kristen are committed to Bible studies and discipleship.

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Hoover High School
Performing Arts Hall

525 7th St. North Canton, Ohio 44720

MissionView Offices  
219 E. Maple St. Suite #121, North Canton, Ohio 44720 

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