Meet Our Staff

Meet some of the folks who serve here at the New Springfield Church of God

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Jonathan Holloway

Lead Pastor

Pastor Jonathan Holloway has been a pastor for 17 years, serving his first nine years as a youth pastor. Jonathan’s passion is to see believers live out their faith to the fullest at home, in the work place, and in the community. He attended Anderson University and earned his bachelor’s degree in transformational ministries from Warner University.

Jonathan has grown up in the Church of God and is originally from Lake Wales, Florida. Jonathan and his wife, Jennifer, have been married for 16 years. Their children are Makenna (12), Camden (9), and Adalyn (6). In his spare time, he enjoys riding four wheelers, watching movies, and mowing the yard.

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Pastor Jim Carmany and his wife Wanda _ granddaughter Gabriella.

Jim Carmany

Visiting Pastor

Jim is an ordained minister with a seminary degree from United Theological Seminary and a Masters degree in counseling from Youngstown State University.

Jim does a fantastic job of ministering to those who are hospitalized or home bound due to health conditions.

Jim is married to Wanda and they have two grown sons, Paul and Joe.

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Laban Erbe

Youth Pastor

Laban Erbe has been in Youth Ministry since 2017. Laban has a deep passion for students and spreading the love of Jesus. He loves the Bible and is currently finishing his Bachelors degree in biblical studies from Grace College.

Laban has grown up in the ministry serving behind his dad, who has been Pastoring and in Ministry for over 18 years, and his whole family has been instrumental in his upbringing. Laban enjoys sports, art, and music.

Laban and Jennifer have been married since March 2021, and love the opportunities they are given to share God’s love.

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Adona Frye


Adona began her job at the church in the fall of 2009. She has worked in ministry for over 20 years and we are thrilled she is working and worshiping with us!

Adona is married and has three beautiful children, Lauren, Samantha, and Luke. Some of her other favorite things are Star Wars, music, and reading. Adona says, "I am blessed to be a part of this amazing church family."

You can reach Adona at 330-549-2060 or by E-mail at:


Matt Brungard

Worship Leader

Matt Brungard has been the worship leader at New Springfield Church of God for many years. He leads a talented group of individuals who bring us to a higher, spiritual place every Sunday Morning.

Matt has been playing guitar and singing ever since he graduated from Springfield Local schools. His other hobbies include Spiritual growth, reading, riding anything with 2 wheels, camping/hiking, hunting and watching movies.

Matt, and his wife Amy have five children.

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Maureen Vickers

Christian Preschool Director

Maureen has worked in the Christian Education field for 30 years. Maureen thoroughly enjoys organizing and maintaining safety in our Kingdom Kids, VBS and Child Life Classes Nursery Through 4th grade. Maureen's interests include collecting beach glass, visiting and climbing lighthouses from all Five Great Lakes and surf fishing in OBX.

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Jen Graffius

Jen Graffius

Co Christian Education Director

Jen has volunteered in children’s ministry for several years. She’s worked in the roof management division at Roth Bros since 2007 and has a bachelor’s degree in business. Jen has a passion for making the Word of God come alive to children and to build in them a strong spiritual foundation.

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Kara Wagoner

Kara Wagoner

Co Christian Education Director

Kara and her husband Earl have four children and live in Enon Valley, Pennsylvania on a busy hobby Farm. She has worked with children for the past 25 years. She says “ I love working with children and have a deep desire to help them learn to love and follow Jesus. I enjoy spending Sunday mornings with them as they grow in the knowledge and understanding of God”. When she’s not at church she is taking care of her family, reading, watching movies, gardening, and playing with her animals.

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Brook Aikens

Sharing Shed Director

The Sharing Shed is a ministry that accepts household necessities that are new or in good clean condition. Those items are donated to families that need those items. Some families are just getting housing after leaving a homeless shelter and need everything to furnish their new home. Some families are single mom’s getting out of an abusive situation or after going through an unexpected divorce. Some families went through a job loss, house fire or a serious illness that had changed their life dramatically.

The Sharing Shed can come along them and help them to furnish their new place or help replace and appliance that broke. We only accept the basic household necessities. We do not accept clothing, electronics or toys.

The best way to contact The Sharing Shed is to text Brook Aikens @ 330-509-9820 or follow us on The Sharing Shed Facebook page.

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Our Lead Pastor


Pastor Jonathan Holloway

Contact Us


3649 E Garfield Rd,

New Springfield, OH 44443

Worship Service: 9:30am

Life Classes: 11am


Phone: (330) 549-2060