What we believe

We believe in helping everyone discern God’s call in their life. We believe that God loves each one of us and desires to lead us all into Christ’s life-giving paths. Therefore, we devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of being the hands and feet of Christ in this world. Our passion and goal is to equip believers for the work of the ministry, while helping people understand God’s love through scripture, prayer, faith, action, and experience.

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Gender Road Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is part of the
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We encourage you to contact us if you have questions about what you experience in our worship services, if you are in need of prayer or are in need of someone to talk with.


Rev. John Romig,  Senior Pastor

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The Rev. John Romig is an ordained minister in the Disciples of Christ denomination.  Pastor John, is a graduate of Ohio Northern University, holds a Master of Divinity degree from Christian Theological Seminary and an MBA from Capital University. Pastor John and his wife, Tracy, live in the Canal Winchester community with their two sons, John and Jakub, who are active 9th and 8th graders involved with football & baseball. Pastor John has coached football in the CW Rec program for six years, is the President of the Canal Winchester Lithopolis Ministerial Association and is currently the 8th Grade Baseball Assistant Coach for the CW Middle School. He plays the acoustic guitar for worship and enjoys Crossfit at Eastbound Fitness.

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Becky Kitchen


I have been the secretary at Gender Road for ten years now, and have enjoyed meeting with both the old and new members. How time flies when you’re having fun!
Following a teaching career and a nine year stint at OSU, I found my place here at GRCC. Every day develops into something different, so no claims of boredom from me!
It is great to work with a group of people who appreciate what you do as well as accept my appreciation of them!

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Kathy Holloway

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I started as a part-time secretary at Gender Road once all my kids were in school full time. You know… earn a little spending money for this or that. That was in 2001. Job Share Partners have come and gone, pastors and staff have retired and been hired, and the office operates a bit differently now. BUT, I still enjoy what I do, even though that’s changed some too. As an IT professional, it’s been inevitable that many of my duties focus in that direction these days. Most importantly, whether I’m geeking out or not the people here accept me and have become my support, my cheerleaders, and family. God is good.

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Alicia Gregory

Youth and Family Associate

Alicia is married to Alex Gregory, has a young son named Apollo, and is expecting her second child at the end of May! She studied social work at OSU with a focus on youth and family practice, taught and coached in many diverse extracurricular settings, and currently is a Patient Navigator for Moms2B, OSUMC. She loves playing basketball and many other sports and is really passionate about protecting all of God’s creation! Her mission as the Youth and Family Associate is for our youth to see and know Jesus Christ through our teachers and youth leaders.

Christine Wears

Social Media Associate

Since I was little, I have enjoyed the art of writing and story-telling. Social media is an exciting new medium for me and I am enthusiastic about providing this service to the people who make up the heartbeat of Gender Road Christian Church!
I am a graduate of Columbus State Community College and currently working towards my Bachelor’s degree at Otterbein University. I volunteer my time with Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society being a mentor and giving workshop presentations on Columbus State’s campus about applying for scholarships. On weekends, you might find me traveling, reading, binge watching Netflix, or spending time with my three wonderful children, family, or friends.
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Becky Callender,



I began attending Gender Road on the first Sunday the new sanctuary was used for worship in 1998. Since then, I have been active in many areas of the church, especially music and finance. I am a semi-retired librarian, originally from Bellefontaine, Ohio. I was raised in the First Christian Church where my father was the pastor for thirty-two years. I have played the piano in church since I was a teenager, when I got my start playing with the Sunday School orchestra (that dates me!) I currently enjoy accompanying the GRCC Chancel Choir, Sisters in Song and playing for worship services.
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Not Pictured:
Carol Camm, Organist
Dawn Kuhn, Handbell Choir Director
Christine Roller, Nursery Director
Charlotte Bougher, Director of Musc Ministries

Board Leadership


Thomas Fuller


Christina Swonger

Vice President 

Toni Lacy

Financial Secretary 

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Patty Sykes

Assistant Financial Secretary

Heather Perrow

Recording Secretary 

Enrique Ocasio


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Wendy Copado

Assistant Treasurer

Our Elders

AJ Trunzo

Becky Callender

Bill Sykes

Charles Smith

Christina Grubb

Denny Ellerbeck

Edward Davitian

Joan Short


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Kathy Kane

Merlane Fuller

Mark Kramer




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Tonja Vedrinski 

Our Committee Chairs

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Our Search Team

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