Christ Lutheran Church

An ELCA Congregration

Pastor David Hively


Pastor David Hively was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He has one younger sibling, Karen, who is now married and lives in North Carolina.  David’s parents, Tim and Becky, continue to live in Pittsburgh.  David is a life-long Lutheran and has been working in and with churches for his whole life.  His call to ministry came through a combination of campus ministry and outdoor ministry.

David attended Drew University in Madison, New Jersey and graduated Cum Laude with Honors with a BA in Sociology and minors in Psychology and Religious Studies in 2004. There he was also a leader in religious life on campus and a three-year captain of the fencing team.  David also attended Trinity Lutheran Seminary where he earned a Masters of Divinity and a Masters of Sacred Theology.  The highlight of his time at Trinity, however, was meeting
Robyn, whom he married in the seminary chapel on June 13th, 2009.

Professionally, David has served David Lutheran Church in Canal Winchester, Ohio as youth director; New Hope and Zion Lutheran Churches in Adamsville, Ohio as long term supply preacher; Peace Lutheran Church, Charlottesville, Virginia as an intern; Epiphany Lutheran Church, Pickerington, Ohio as pastoral associate; Calvary Lutheran Church, Louisville, Kentucky as Interim Pastor; Grace and Glory Lutheran Church, Goshen, Kentucky as Pastor-Redeveloper, and Lutheran Church of the Master Perrysburg, Ohio as Interim Pastor.  David was ordained into the ministry of Word and Sacrament at Grace and Glory Lutheran Church on December 4th, 2010.

In his free time David enjoys spending time with his three year old son, Lucas; his wife of nearly 8 years, Robyn, solving puzzles, playing trivia games, and playing acoustic guitar.


Kristen Hause, Youth Coordinator

Kristen is the Youth and Family Ministry Coordinator for Christ Lutheran Church.  Hers is the helping hand behind gathering volunteers, organizing and publicizing events, and guiding us all through our work in a way that is centered in Christ.

We are blessed as well to have Kristen as an active member and volunteer at Christ Lutheran.  If you join us for Vacation Bible School, you will see her leading the music.  If you come to a Baptismal Ministry event, it is often her talent for decorating that catches your eye as you enter.  And, if you join the children for the Sunday School opening, she can be found leading them in song.

Kristen, along with her husband Seth and their three children, are also regular participants at these fun-filled, grace-filled events.  Join us and experience the grace-filled fun, too!

Church Council

Church Council meets monthly on the third Tuesday at 7:00 pm. 

The Church Council members elected by the congregration are: Ben Garman, Beth Ann Choate, Jim Jackel, Rusty Ward, Sarah Woodward, Hilary Harmon, Becky Heupenbecker, Karen Russell, Joe Clute, Don Link, Chris Notario, Pat Vines, Kristen Hause, and Pastor David Hively

Church Council Officers are:

  • President:  Ben Garman
  • Vice President:  Don Link
  • Treasurer:  Jim Jackel
  • Secretary:  Rusty Ward