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A product of Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio and Kentucky, Pastor Fritz has served First Presbyterian, Columbiana since 2014 and First United Presbyterian Church, East Palestine since 2017.  He is co-founder of THE HUB.  Prior to coming to Columbiana, Fritz served a congregation in Malverne, NY while also working on the fundraising staff of The Bowery Mission in New York City.

Listen to enough of Pastor Fritz's sermons and you'll hear a passion for developing deep, personal spirituality, an inclusive understanding of Christ's gospel, a focus on ministry with the community and a strong commitment to the ministry of healing.  When not doing church stuff, Fritz finds joy in gardening, British television, playing tennis with his son and reading.

Fritz graduated from the College of Wooster a long time ago, has an M.Div. from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and a certificate of Spiritual Direction from the Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center.  He was ordained in 2004. 

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Leadership: Team Members


As HUB Coordinator, Jo provides ongoing leadership of the HUB Core, writes and leads MidWeek Pause and anchors THE HUB's prayer life with her broadly inclusive while still deeply rooted spirituality.  A certified spiritual director, Jo is retired from a 40-year career as a Catholic school teacher.


Gary Kimble
Finance Secretary
Tel: 330-482-2666

Randall Johnson
Tel: 330-482-2666

Nancy Scullin
Clerk of Session
Tel: 330-482-266

Judy Stuckey
Secretary/Web Administrator
Tel: 330-482-2666

Mike Clark
Music Director
Tel: 330-482-2666

Karen Clark

Tel: 330-482-2666

Jo Barto
HUB Coordinator
Tel: 330-482-2666

Marti Leake
Celebrating Seniors Coordinator
Tel: 330-482-2666

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