50 N. Main Street
St. Paul's UCC
Pastor - The Rev. J. Christopher Nichols
Church Administrator - Pam Herman
Youth & Family Minister - Akira Owens
Organist - June Smith
Chancel Choir Director - John Degler
Director of Contemporary Worship - Kathy Nichols
Bell Choir Director - Jim Hoffman
Nursery Coordinator - Rhonda Raia
Custodian - Mark Lowe
The Rev. Dr. Christopher Nichols joined the ministry of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in January, 2013. He is originally from Medina, Ohio, where most of his immediate family has lived for six generations.
Chris majored in art and education at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, and in 1975 received bachelor’s degrees in both. After several years of teaching art in Cleveland area public and private schools, Chris sensed a call to ministry and served on the staff of two national youth ministry organizations: Young Life and Youth for Christ. He then received a Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1984. Ordained in the United Church of Christ in 1986, Chris has served UCC churches in Ohio, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. He received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Eden Theological Seminary in 1996.
Chris married Kathy Theodosion in 1975 at St. Demetrius Greek Orthodox Church and yes, it was a “big fat Greek wedding.” From a family of musicians, Kathy Nichols has led many Christian music groups since the 70’s. She is St. Paul's Director of Contemporary Worship. They have two adult sons: Chris and Jamie, and three grandchildren.
Chris & Kathy Nichols