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 15!

Sunday

Jason + Lynn Courter 

Sunday, 6:15-8:00pm
4634 Woodland Ave NW, Canton 44709

 

(Childcare Provided)


Jason teaches biology at Malone University and Lynn works primarily at home taking care of their three children, Anna, Nolan, & Eliza. They met at Taylor University and have been married for 15 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. 

 

Attendees:

Jason Courter, Lynn Courter, Casey Teeven , Jess Teeven, Rebecca DeWitt, Brian DeWitt, Brittany Nidy, Karyn Collie, Nonie Knisley, Doug Nisley, Sheri Collie, Abby Teske, Carol Mercer 

Chad + Amber Bowling (Full)

Sunday, 6:15-7:45pm
1126 Clearmount Ave SE North Canton 44720

 

(No Childcare)


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! 

 

Attendees:

Chad Bowling, Amber Bowling, Brian Martin, Jennifer Martin, Josh Thurman, Sherin Thurman, Ashley Cope, Lucas Harper, Mike Misja, Josh Martin, Courtney Martin

Tim + Erin Griffiths (Full)

Sunday, 6:00-8:00pm

3283 Suffolk Ave North Canton, OH 44720

(Childcare Provided)

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. 

Attendees:

Tim Griffiths, Erin Griffiths, Shane Whitt, Amber Whitt, Tim Detweiler, Kate Detweiler, Bill Pfannenschmidt, Julie Pfannenschmidt, Bob Buchanan, Jill Buchanan, David Croy, Melissa Croy, Jacob and Alyssa Dolinger, and Rachel Messenger.

Tuesday

Mast / Davies (Full)

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00pm
7179 Galena Ave NW, Canal Fulton, OH 44614 
& 798 Shireden Ave NW Canal Fulton, OH 44614 


(Childcare Provided)


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 attempting all kinds of Pinterest projects, riding their bikes, and chasing around their son, Carson. Aaron and Sara enjoy spending time with people of all ages and stages of life. They’re excited to be co-hosting with their good friends, Mark and Sarah Davies, and are looking forward to growing deeper in their relationships with God, each other, and other couples at MissionView. 


Mark and Sarah Davies have been married since January 2009. They are grateful to be blessed with son Colton, and daughter Elliana. Mark is a physical therapist for Aultman home health care, and Sarah works part-time as a registered nurse at Crystal Clinic. They are excited for the chance to build/deepen relationships, dig into God’s word, and serve together through this community group!

 

Attendees:

Aaron Mast, Sara Mast, Mark Davies, Sarah Davies, Michael Leggett, Miranda Leggett, Chad Appleman, Sarah Appleman, Marissa Shonk, James Jarvis, Tara Jarvis,

Ryan and Brenna Hughes

Greg + Stephanie Walker (FULL)

Tuesday, 6:00-8:00pm
Location: 2666 Missenden St. NW, North Canton, OH 44720


(Childcare Provided)


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.

 

Attendees:

Greg Walker, Stephanie Walker, John Baldridge, Hannah Baldridge, Brian Brakus, Michelle Brakus, Jason Dennison, Sarah Dennison, Nikki & David Clounie, Samantha Greathouse, Scott & Stacy Wine

Steve + Kelly Hansen

Tuesday, 6:30-8:30pm
7101 Blue Thistle Cir NW
Massillon, OH 44646

(No Childcare)


Steve and Kelly grew up in Jackson Township and were high school sweethearts. They married in 1990 and they have three children: Drew, Sydney, and Alyssa. Steve is an optometrist. Kelly works as the Director of Ministry Services at MissionView Church.

Attendees:

Steve Hansen, Kelly Hansen, Rodney Ison, Tammy Ison, Kathy Pietzcker, Matt Casper, Amy Casper, Ron Crowl, Debbie Crowl, Bill Cochran, Pam Cochran, Jim Gross, Missy Gross

Todd + Melinda LePage

Tuesday, 7:00-9:00pm
1140 Bachtel St SE
North Canton, OH 44720 

(No Childcare)


Todd is from North Canton and has lived here together with his wife, Melinda, for 30 years. They are excited to support the ministry of MissionView in the community. Todd is retired from The Whitacre Engineering Company and currently serves as an elder at MissionView Church. Melinda has worked as an RN and currently volunteers at Faithful Servants Urgent Care Center. They have two grown children: Meredith and Eric.

Attendees:

Todd LePage, Melinda LePage, Cindy Vanderground, Tom Breckenridge, Vickie Breckenridge, Jerry Haynam, Terri Haynam, Bill Gould, Kathy Gould, Carol Veldhuiezen, Evan Veldhuiezen, Dave Henderson, Veronica Henderson

 Brad + Kathy Pietzcker (Senior 60+) 


Tuesdays, 10:30-12:00 pm

Location: Pam Rochford's house

2177 Brumbaugh St. NW, North Canton 44720

 

(No Childcare)

Attendees:

Peggy Aston, Bob Beasley, Kathy Beasley, Sheri Collie, Vicki Fryfogle, Janet Hershberger, Bob Langthorne, Theresa Langthorne, Jim Marshall, Rosemary Marshall, Bill Perry, Phyllis Perry, Kathy Pietzker, Pam Rochford, Judy Sanor, Virginia Smith

Miller / Young Group (FULL)


Tuesday, 6:00-8:00pm
206 Samoa Dr. Green, OH 44319


(Childcare Provided)

 

Mike and Liz Young have been married since 2005 and have four kids: Hailey, Josh, Alaina, and Emily. They have attended MissionView since the beginning, and love using community groups as an opportunity for new relationships, and to grow in their walk with the Lord. Mike works at Merryweather Foam as a Production Manager, and Liz is a manager at home. They enjoy spending time with our family outdoors, and always enjoy a date night when we can get it in.

 

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

 

Attendees:

Evan Miller, Jamie Miller, Mike Young, Liz Young, Kristen Cooperider, Melinda Willard, Steven Willard, Randy Smith, Linda Smith, Brian Moore, Theresa Moore.

Wednesday

Don + Laura Adams (FULL)


Wednesday, 6:30-8:30
12635 Islandview Ave. NW

Uniontown, OH 44685

(No Childcare)


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. 

Attendees:

Don Adams, Laura Adams, Judi Hammer, Frank Hammer, Doug Harshaw, Dawn Harshaw, Gretchen Doerfler, Lee Anne Marshall, Dave Whitman, Sue Whitman, Jeff & Patti Walker, Craig & Kitty Wright.

Kory + Clare Smith (Full)

Wednesday, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
360 Rose Lane Street, S.W. 
North Canton, OH 44720

(Childcare Provided)


Kory is a school counselor at Green High School and Clare is a health blogger, trainer, and coach. They have two kids, Sam and Lila. They enjoy going out to locally-owned restaurants, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and growing closer to the Lord with others. Kory dabbles in real estate and woodworking. Clare enjoys working out, teaching Pilates at Malone, speaking at women’s events, and volunteering in their kids’ classrooms. Kory and Clare look forward to leading a group toward a closer relationship with the Lord and serving others for God’s glory.

Attendees:

Kory Smith, Clare Smith, James Spangler, Colleen Spangler, Nathan Zook, Erin Zook, Scott Fleischman, Jane Fleischman, Zak Gonidakis, Whitney Gonidakis, Ken Loughney, Dixey Lougnhey, Phil Hann, Clarissa Hann, Aaron & Cheri Smith, Dre Mickler, Brandon Oesterle

Jon + Felicia Thurman 

Wednesday, 6:00 - 8:00pm

134 Weber Ave. NE, North Canton, OH 44720

(Childcare Provided)

 

Jonathan and Felecia have been married since 2009 and have 2 children, Penny and Miles. Jonathan manages the customer service center for All American Gutter Protection and Felecia works independently as a Personal Trainer. They love being active and outdoors, going on hikes and adventures like Zip Lining and kayaking. They both grew up in North Canton but have traveled doing missions in Africa and Asia. Their desire is to see Jesus brought to nations who are in darkness without Him. They love living in community and working out their faith alongside others in the body of Christ. Discipling others has always been their ministry wherever the Lord has planted them and they are excited to lead alongside the Hopkins and build new, deep, friendships.

 

Attendees:

Jon Thurman, Felicia Thurman, Trent Smith, Kelly Smith, Gracie Beall, Scott Mickley, Nikki Mickley, Danielle & Cory Boosz

Michael + Amy Hopkins (FULL)

Wednesday, 6:00 - 8:00pm

4937 Timbercreek Circle 

North Canton, Ohio 44720

 

(No Childcare Provided)

 

Michael is a design engineer for a Material Handling/ Fabrication Company in Lakewood, Ohio.  Amy is a project manager for FirstEnergy Corp. in Cleveland.  They have been married since 1999 and have 2 children, Lauren who attends the University of Akron and Luke who is a student at Green High School. Michael and Amy enjoy being active and like all kinds of sports. They feel by their own testimony they are being used by God to walk alongside others .  They are excited to be a part of MissionView and co-lead a Community Group with the Thurmans. Their desire is to encourage others to draw closer to God for a more personal relationship daily.

 

Attendees:

Michael Hopkins, Amy Hopkins, Linda Van Vranken, Cheryl Stelz, Denise Varavaas, John Varavaas, David & Sandra Holcomb

Brenn / Farber (Full)

Wednesday, 6:00 - 8:00pm

408 Eastbury Ave NE North Canton 44720

(Childcare Provided)

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!

Attendees:

Cassie Brenn, Matt Brenn, Andrew Farber, Gillian Farber, Joe Pettigrew, Kassie Pettigrew, Nick Rochford, Ashley Rochford, Tyler Lyons, Heather Lyons, Laura Kaufman, Jesse Thompson, Megan Wise

Jordan + Lauren Rees (New Marrieds)

Wednesday, 6:30-8:00pm

2471 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Akron, OH 44312

 

(No Childcare)

 

Jordan and Lauren met at MissionView church in Spring of 2017 and were married in August of 2019. Jordan is the Graphic Designer at MissionView Church and Lauren is a Health Consultant with a local business in Canton. They enjoy spending time with family and friends, finding new fun places to eat and drinking good coffee. This year, they are excited to be facilitating and investing in a Young Married’s community group in their home. They’re looking forward to seeing and being a part of what the Lord does in and through this community. 

 

Attendees: Brad Magyar, Sadie Magyar

Pam Rochford (Ladies)

Wednesday, 8:00-9:30am

Contact the church office for location

 

(No Childcare)

 

I have lived in North Canton area most of my life. I have two grown children, Alicia and Nick and two grandchildren, Parker and Paisley. I just retired from Mercy Medical Center this past July and looking forward to seeing what God has in store for me in this next chapter of my life. My enjoyment in life is spending time with my family and friends. 

 

Attendees:

 Linda VanVrankin, Cat Estelle

Thursday

Murtagh / Fernandes (Full)

Thursday, 6:00 - 8:30pm

6024 Pinecreek St NW, North Canton, OH 44720

6932 Harbor Dr. NW, Canton, OH 44718

 

(Childcare Provided)

 

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 believe 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.

 

Attendees:

Ryan Fernandes, Marle’ Fernandes, David Murtagh, Katie Murtagh, Don Trochsel, Hope Trochsel, Chuck and Cathy Egbert

Friday

Adam + Emily Swing (College & Young Adults)


Friday, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Location: 1271 Overland Ave NE North Canton, OH 44720 

 

(No Childcare)


Adam and Emily met in Chicago while studying at Moody Bible Institute. They got married in August of 2016, and have enjoyed being part of MissionView Church, where Adam serves as the Pastor of Student Ministries. Adam and Emily are affectionately known as “the Swing-set.” Adam and Emily have a passion for seeing young adults come to know Christ and grow in their walks with Him.

Attendees:

Adam Swing, Emily Swing, Matt Leonard, Ana Bair, Kayla Rance, Bill Gould, Clay Carney, Noah Haupt, Grace Powers, Daniel Loughney, Craig Moore, Jasmine Penrod, Joe Smith, Riley Gankoski, Kelsey Clounie, Kevin Burket

Josh + Joey Chandler (Full)


First and Third Fridays, 6:30-8:30 pm

Alternating homes

1917 Woodthrush Street, N.E., Canton, OH 44721


(Childcare Provided)


Josh and his wife, Joey, relocated to Ohio from California in February 2013. They have five daughters: Bethany, Miranda, Makayla, Liliana & Athena. They have been married for 18 years and grew up together in the same church. Josh is the CFO of ECS Tuning and Joey is a stay-at-home mom. They are certified foster parents and often share their home and love with little ones in need. They are excited to see how God works through MissionView. It is led by Josh Chandler and they meet at Andrea & Andrew Stephan’s house every-other Friday evening.

 

Attendees:

Josh Chandler, Joey Chandler, Andrew Stephan, Andrea Stephan, Chris Fagerstrom, Kristen Fagerstrom, Phil Wallace, Ashley Wallace, Doug Trotter, Sandy Trotter, Luis Carbajal, Erin Carbajal, Patrick Brayton, Ashley Brayton

 

 

 

 

 

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