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 college Matt has served in full-time ministry, filling many different roles. Most recently Matt has served as the Executive Pastor at EUM Church in Greenville, Ohio where he oversees a large staff, often leads music, and preaches regularly. 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. I grew up in a Christian home, but my parents were first-generation Christians. I thought I had accepted Christ as a second grader in a chapel service at Dayton Christian Elementary School. Much later, I found out that following Christ is more than a prayer. It was early on in my marriage that I soon found out I was only living for myself. This nearly destroyed my marriage, but God in His amazing mercy and grace revealed Himself to me through His Word in a marriage counseling session where the pastor shared the Gospel. I had grown up in church but had never heard the Gospel shared in that way. God saved me that day, as well as our marriage. Ever since I have been trying to tell everyone the life-changing good news we have in Jesus. Jonell and I have been married for twenty-one years now and we are so thankful for His grace! God is good!
Joe was raised in Kirtland, Ohio. After high school, he attended the University of Akron to study mechanical engineering. During his sophomore year, he visited a college ministry where, after attending for a few short weeks, he surrendered his life to Christ. He began to develop a passion for the Lord and for college ministry. He quickly got involved leading Bible studies, serving on mission trips, and volunteering. Joe began to learn that God gifted him with a passion for disciple making. It started to become clear that God was actually calling him into pastoral ministry rather than engineering. After completing his engineering degree with a business minor, he went back to school for a Master's degree in seminary while also interning with the college ministry. Joe met his wife, Jennifer, at church and their love for each other sparked while on a mission trip in Yucatan, Mexico. They got married in 2018 and have a daughter named Naomi. Joe and Jen have enjoyed leading Bible studies and premarital counseling together and also love hosting people in their home. After his internship, Joe entered a season of leadership transition and served as the Interim Pastor of the college ministry. Joe is excited to use his God-given gifts in his discipleship role at MissionView Church. In his free time, Joe enjoys soccer, skiing, reading, making homemade sausages, teaching his daughter Slovenian, and hiking with Jen and their golden retriever, Daisy.
Director of Ministry
Kelly has worked in ministry for over 23 years. She is a detailed oriented person and has a passion to see things done well. She oversees all areas of ministry, runs the day to day operations of the office and facilitates our in-home Community Group ministry.” She married Steve, her childhood sweetheart, in 1990. They both attended The Ohio State University then moved back to Jackson Township, their hometown, to raise their family. They both accepted Christ early in their marriage and were baptized together. They have been blessed to raise three wonderful children, Drew, Sydney, and Alyssa in a Christ-centered home. They love traveling, spending time with family and friends, and mentoring young couples.
MV Kids Director
Stephanie is excited to see children grow in their love for God and knowledge of His Word through fun and interactive lessons. She hopes to be an encouragement as she partners with parents; after all, it takes a village! Stephanie has a passion for children and believes they should not be underestimated! She enjoys traveling with her husband, Greg, especially for mission trips, and is always excited to see where God will send them next. Stephanie and Greg have two children: Alex is currently attending college; and Abby serves alongside Stephanie in Children’s Ministry and is involved in our awesome youth ministry.
I was born and raised here in Canton, Ohio where my parents homeschooled my five siblings and I. My parents led me to the Lord when I was six years old and I grew up attending Middlebranch Grace Brethren Church where I continued to learn about God and formulate my theology. I started playing the guitar at thirteen and within a couple years joined a local rock/praise and worship band. I fell in love with music through those experiences and decided to pursue music production after high school. I ended up graduating from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee with a bachelor’s of business administration and a studio production emphasis. After several years of working in the Christian music industry, I decided to move back to Ohio where I now work in my family business. After briefly attending Maranatha Bible Church, I was connected with MissionView and it has been my church home and spiritual family ever since. I thank God for the opportunity to lead worship and experience community at MissionView as it has been the source of great challenge, growth, and joy in my life for the last five years and counting!
Admin & Girls Discipleship
Hannah is the proud mother of two boys Isaiah and Graham. She and her husband Jonathan are die-hard Cleveland Indians fans and enjoy watching the tribe play at Progressive Field. Hannah loves working with young teens because she understands the struggles and difficulties that face many young people today. She is very patient and loving towards young people and she desires to see teens grow into healthy adults. She is excited to see young people grow in their love and their knowledge of God’s word. She hopes that she can be a loving influence in the life of teenagers as they learn to navigate life’s journey.
ASSISTANT CHILDREN'S MINISTRY DIRECTOR
Colleen is excited to join the staff at MissionView Church and take on a new responsibility as Assistant Children’s Ministry Director. She has been at Missionview from its start, first as the Nursery Coordinator and now as the preschool coordinator. She enjoys being a part of our MV Kids ministry team, coming alongside parents and children to share the love of Jesus with them. She is excited to see where God takes us next on this journey. She loves to serve with her husband, James, and their three children, Carter, Caetlin, and Lincoln. Aside from ministry, she also enjoys reading, crocheting, hiking and just being outdoors.
Jordan Slocum was born and raised in Green, Ohio. She is a detail oriented person who color codes everything and makes a list for every day of the week. She has been working in ministry for 4 years and has found it be the most rewarding experience watching people come to Christ and begin living for Him. Her and her husband, Matt have been married for 2 years, have 3 cats (Ollie, Hannah, and Chewie) and enjoy watching movies together. Outside of ministry she enjoys working on cross-sitch, listening to a good podcast, or simply getting lost in a great book.
Stacy is excited to join the team at MissionView. She and her husband, Scott, have 4 grown children and a 7 year old! They enjoy lots of family time, camping, and playing with their animals on their hobby farm! Stacy, along with her husband Scott, grew up in a Christian home and has served in many areas of the church over the last 20 years. Stacy looks forward to serving here at MV and forming new relationships.
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.
Todd is from North Canton and has lived there together with his wife, Melinda, for 25 years. They are excited to support the ministry of MissionView in the community. Todd is an owner of The Whitacre Engineering Company. Melinda has worked as an RN and currently volunteers at Faithful Servants Urgent Care Center. They have two grown children, Meredith and Eric.
Randy and Linda Smith grew up in North Canton. They are the parents of four children: Becky (Boyd), Abbey, Sally, and Joe. They love the Lord, their family, and their community and are excited to be part of MissionView. 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.
Josh and his wife, Joey, moved to Ohio from California in February 2013. They have five daughters: Bethany, Miranda, Makayla, Liliana & Athena. They grew up together and went to 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.
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.
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.