Lead Pastor and Elder
Student Ministry Pastor &
Interim Community Group Pastor
Care and Connections Pastor
Director of Ministry
Director of Children's Ministry
Student Ministry Assistant
& Girls' Discipleship Director
Receptionist & Care Administrator
Communications Coordinator & Administrative Assistant
Building Operations Director & Elder
Nursery & Childcare Coordinator
Assistant Director & Pre-School Coordinator
Bookkeeper & Human Resources Administrator
Elders play a vital role in the leadership of the church. The men selected for this role have been identified based on the biblical character qualifications and their track record of service at MissionView. They play an active role in caring for the staff, championing the mission of MissionView Church, discerning false doctrine and praying for the church.
Josh and his wife, Joey, moved to Ohio from California in February 2013. They have five daughters: Bethany, Miranda, Makayla, Liliana & Athena. They met in high school, grew up together and went to the same church. Josh is the CFO of Whisker and Joey is a stay-at-home mom. They served as certified foster parents for 12-years and are now enjoying life as grandparents. They are excited to see how God continues to work through MissionView.
Jason and Lynn met as students at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana. They were married in 2003 and spent time in Virginia, Kentucky, and South Carolina before moving to Canton in 2013. Jason teaches biology at Malone University and Lynn works primarily at home taking care of their four kids (Anna, Nolan, Eliza, and Audrey), and part-time as a veterinarian in North Canton. They love being a part of the local church and seeing lives changed by the power and freedom of the gospel. In their free time, they enjoy spending time outside, playing music, and traveling.
Pat Culpepper is a founding member of MissionView Church and joined the Elder Team in November of 2018. He resides in Jackson Twp. with Robin, his wife of 40 years. They have 3 adult children: Ryan, Jason, and Melinda, along with seven grandchildren. Pat became a Christ follower in 1979 and has held a wide variety of positions in the church including youth director, deacon and associate pastor and was instrumental in the start of two churches. Pat & Robin are the founders and owners of Progressive Foam Technologies, a manufacturing company based in Beach City, Ohio. They believe that the local church is one of God’s gifts to this world and are excited to be a part of what the Lord is doing in, and through MissionView Church.
Bill grew up in North Canton as a child, and graduated from Hoover High School. He went on to obtain his undergraduate degree in Accounting and a Master's Degree in Business Administration. He is married to Kathy, and they have two children Whitney (husband Zak Gonidakis) and Bill. Additionally, Bill and Kathy are blessed with two beautiful granddaughters, Harper and Emory. Bill and Kathy love the Lord, love their family, and Christ’s church. Bill is currently employed by Akron Children's Hospital in the Finance Administration area. Kathy is retired from The Timken Company / TimkenSteel Corporation. Bill enjoys sports, and with the support of Kathy, was able to coach basketball with Zak at the North Canton Middle School for 10 years. Bill and Kathy believe that the local church is the hope and the light of the world. They are excited to see how the Lord will continue to use MissionView Church to bless the North Canton community.
Pastor Matt Haupt was born in Dayton, Ohio. After graduating high school, he moved to Langley, British Columbia to study at Pacific Worship School. Soon after completing school, Matt moved back to Dayton where he met his wife, Jonell. Since graduating from International Seminary, Matt has served in full-time ministry, filling many different roles. Matt is currently working on a Master’s degree in theology and enjoys reading, running, tennis, and spending time with family. Matt and Jonell have three children: Noah, Adeline, and Emma.
Matt grew up in a Christian home, where he went to church every Sunday with his family. He thought he had accepted Christ as a second-grader in a chapel service at Dayton Christian Elementary School. Much later, he found out that following Christ is more than a prayer. It was early on in his marriage that God revealed to Matt that he was only living for himself. This nearly destroyed his marriage, but God in His amazing mercy and grace revealed Himself to Matt through His Word in a marriage counseling session where the pastor shared the Gospel. At that moment God made the good news of Jesus something personal for Matt. God saved him that day, as well as his marriage. Ever since, Matt has been trying to tell everyone the life-changing good news we have in Jesus. Jonell and Matt have been married since 1997 and are so thankful for His grace! God is good!
Todd is from North Canton and has lived here together with his wife, Melinda, for 30+ years. They believe God works out his redemption plan through the local church and are excited to support the ministry of MissionView in this community. Todd is a retired former owner of The Whitacre Engineering Company and serves on the boards of World Help and Equip Ministries. Melinda is a retired registered nurse. They have two grown children: Meredith (Stephen) Glendenning and daughter Vada in Norfolk, VA and Eric who is a construction superintendent in Huntsville, AL. They enjoy spending time both at Chautauqua Lake, NY and riding their two horses.
Randy and Linda Smith grew up in North Canton. They have lived in Cleveland Ohio and Louisville Kentucky before moving back home. They are the parents of four, and currently have five grandchildren. They love the Lord, their family, and their community. Randy works in the banking industry as a commercial banker and Linda is a family management specialist (aka homemaker). They believe that the hope for communities like North Canton (and all creation) can be found only through a relationship with Jesus Christ. It is Randy and Linda’s intention to invest their time, talent, and treasures in things that will last: people and the Word of God.
We would love to see everyone serving and being involved in an area that they are passionate about and spiritually gifted in. One of the functions of our deacon ministry is to help meet the needs of those in the church and to get people involved in using their gifts to do the same. Feel free to contact one of our deacons below and let them know who you are and how you would like to help.