St. Jacob’s is staffed by a group of talented and dedicated individuals.
The Rev. Angel Jackson serves as Pastor, tending to the Word and Sacraments in worship as well as providing pastoral care. She is passionate about reminding God’s children that they are showered with God’s love and helping them to pour that love out to their neighbors.
Pastor Angel grew up in Louisville, Ohio. She is a graduate of Capital University and got her MDiv at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and her Masters of Social Work at the University of Chicago. Her internship was at St. Matthew Lutheran in Waco, Texas where she also did campus ministry with the Episcopal Student Center at Baylor University.
Pastor Angel served from 2011-2021 with the people of St. John Lutheran Church in McZena, Oh. She began at St. Jacob in March of 2021. She also serves as the Coordinator of Candidacy and First Call Theological Education for the Northeastern Ohio Synod.
Her other calls include being mother to Sophia and Asher, knitting, reading, hiking, paddle boarding and bird watching.
Pastor Angel is available by calling the church office at 330-877-2676 or by email.
Karen Gay is a gifted organist and pianist who has served St. Jacob’s for over 30 years. Karen is a graduate of Davis and Elkins College, WV and has a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She is also a graduate of the Carnegie School of Massage and is a Licensed Massage Therapist.
As the organist at St. Jacob’s, Karen brings a wealth of knowledge about hymnody and organ music. She is also the accompanist for the Joyful Noise Choir. Karen is very encouraging to young musicians, often accompanying them for instrumental or vocal solos during worship services. Karen is also involved in St. Jacob’s healing service, which is held on the first Sunday of each quarter. Karen teaches Anatomy and Physiology at Stark State College. Karen can be contacted by leaving a message with the church office.
Paul Endrizz has been tasked with on-going cleaning and disinfecting the sanctuary and education areas of our building. His attention to detail and dedication are unmatched and are especially important to ensure the health and safety of everyone worshiping with us. Paul and his wife are active members of St. Jacob’s and have served as substitute custodians for many years making Paul the perfect person to undertake this job.
Caroline Paris joins St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church as the Office Administrator. Her career experiences includes the Canton Museum of Art & The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum as the Volunteer Coordinator, Special Events & Rental manager. She has over 18 years’ experience working in various roles in the museum field.
She has lived in the Louisville area with her husband for over 30 years. They are semi-new empty nesters to two children. She enjoys spending time with her family, walking/hiking, kayaking, traveling and reading.