Meet Our Staff

Tal Lewis

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I have served as the pastor of the Johnson United Methodist Church since July 1, 2014.  My wife Vicki & I have been married since May 11, 1991 and we have four beautiful children: Tal, Bethany, Thomas & Caleb.  My hobbies include camping, fishing, cycling, hunting & just about any other reason to be outdoors.  I am a graduate of LaBrae High School in Trumbull County Ohio, Malone University in Canton Ohio and Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio.  Other appointments I have served include Damascus UMC, Oceola Charge (Including Oceola, Lemert & Plankton), Associate Pastor of Medina UMC, Justus UMC & Wildare UMC.

Lori Gauze

Music Ministry
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I grew up actively involved in a fantastic United Methodist Church music program where I had the opportunity to sing in multiple choirs, accompany the youth choir & go on tour with a most fabulous hand-bell choir.  I was also involved in High School Band – primarily playing clarinet, but also spending a year of marching band as a saxophone player and two years lugging around a tuba! Although I didn’t originally head to college to major in music, that is where I ended up – studying voice, organ and piano.  In 1991, I graduated with honors from Asbury University in Wilmore, KY – and fresh out of college began to serve at JUMC as Children’s Choir Director.  It was a very small part-time position – something fantastic to do while I looked for a “real” job.  But, I soon fell in love with Johnson and its people and 21 years later –  I still haven’t gotten around to that “real” job.  God has been good!

Jules Noonan

Youth Pastor
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Hi! My name is Jules Noonan and I am thrilled to serve as the Youth Director, here at Johnson United Methodist Church. I am a recent Baldwin Wallace grad, earning a bachelors degree in religion and a passion for full-time ministry. I serve both here at Johnson with the youth and also with an organization called Cru, ministering to college students across the Greater Cleveland area. I love youth group, I love college students and I love making Jesus known and accessible to all.

Kim Stoffer


Renee Trew

Hospitality Coordinator
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I have enjoyed the time and fellowship spent since August of 2014 as the Hospitality Coordinator. I came to this position with over 24 years in the hospitality industry. I have also been connected with the Johnson United Methodist Church since 2011. I enjoy spending time with my family and husband Mark Trew Sr. I look forward to our continued hospitality ministry.