Meet our Staff…

Vicki McGaw, Pastor, mcgaw@mhcucc.org

Vicki McGawVicki McGaw joined the staff of MHCUCC in July, 2012 as part of a transitional faith formation team and was called as the pastor in November, 2013. She brings her passion for justice, extravagant welcome and multi-sensory worship to her ministry. A graduate of Eden Theological Seminary and Michigan State University who has worked on the national staff of the United Church of Christ, Vicki also brings administrative and financial skills developed in her previous career as a bank manager. She and her husband, Mike, are parents of two grown children.  

Mary Densmore, Coordinator of Children and Family Ministries, densmore@mhcucc.org

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Mary is honored to serve as Coordinator of Children and Family Ministries. In 1978, Mary graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She is married to Richard and is blessed with three grown sons and two daughters-in-law. Mary has worked for Strongsville City Schools as a Parent Mentor providing support to families of children with special needs. She has been with MHCUCC since 2002 and worked in the church office and as an educational assistant prior to taking on her current position.

Suzi Foley, Youth Leader, foley@mhcucc.org

Suzi Foley
Suzi guides our Youth in Sunday School, on outings and in monthly mission projects. She is a graduate of Cleveland State University where earned her BA in History with a minor in education. She taught in the public schools for seven years. Suzi is an active parent in the Strongsville City Schools, is married to our Music Director, Tom, and they have three teenagers of their own.
 
Kate Whitecar, Administrative Coordinator, churchoffice@mhcucc.org
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Michelle Heffke, Financial Secretary, finance@mhcucc.org

Michelle HeffkeMichelle graduated from Cleveland Stare University in 1998 with a Bachelors of Business Administration, majoring in Finance. She is married to Steven, and they are very busy with their two young boys. Michelle enjoys gardening and volunteers by helping to maintain our church gardens. She loves to spend time with her family playing and watching sports.  
 
 
 

Jarred Sorauf, Organist and Bell Choir Director, organist@mhcucc.org

SORAUF-JARRED-17Jarred joined the staff at MHCUCC in August 2014. He is from Dayton, Ohio, and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree from Wittenberg University in 2011 majoring in piano and organ performance. Jarred moved to Cleveland to study organ and sacred music at The Cleveland Institute of Music. He now lives in Lakewood and is currently pursuing a Masters of Music degree in piano performance at Cleveland State University.

Tom Foley, Director of Music and Children’s Choir Director

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Tom has been a UCC choir director since 1994. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Indiana University in 1990 majoring in both trumpet and voice. Tom went on to earn his Masters in Music Education in 1999 from VanderCook College of Music. He has been a music teacher in the public schools for over twenty years and is also the director of the Southwest Community Chorus. Tom is married to our youth leader, Suzi, and they are the proud parents of three young musicians.  

 

Barbara Gubana, Sign Choir Director

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Sandra Swafford-Uhl, Director of Middleburg Musicians and Music Administrator

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Sandy has her Master’s of Education and Administration from Cleveland State University and a Bachelor of Music Education from Baldwin Wallace University. Sandy is a retired music teacher where she served for 34 years. Sandy has directed our Middleburg Musicians for the past 30 years and has spent the past 31 years leading mission trips to Appalachia to help eliminate poverty housing and led mission trips to help with disaster relief. She was confirmed here at MHCUCC and is married to George Uhl. Together they have two grown sons.
 
Gary Canute, Facilities Manager, facilities@mhcucc.org
 
Gary Canute
Gary is a graduate of Midpark High School and worked in the machine trades for over 30 years before coming to MHCUCC.  
 
 
June Canute, Facilities Assistant
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