35895 Royalton Rd.
Grafton, OH 44044
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The Reverend Charles A. Butcher
Pastor Chuck was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and received his call into ministry as a teenager. He earned a BA in Ministerial Counseling from Columbia Christian College in 1982 and then spent five years in youth ministry. For the next nine years, he served as minister for the Churches of Christ denomination, in California, and also served as Police Chaplain in Sonora. He attended George Fox Evangelical Seminary, receiving a MA of Divinity and a Certification in Spiritual Formation & Discipleship. Pastor Chuck was ordained into the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in 2001, in the denomination's Oregon Region. He has since served Disciples churches in Iowa and Missouri and well understands the value of individual theological interpretation, congregational self-governance, and social inclusivity that are hallmarks of the Disciples tradition (i.e., "No creed but Christ.").
Pastor Chuck and his wife, Carol, and their son, Micah, have relocated from Missouri to become part of NECC. The couple also has a daughter and one grandchild.
Pastor Chuck's first Sunday as NECC's settled pastor was February 20, 2011.
Pastor Chuck enjoys museums, the theatre and Contemporary Christian concerts. Carol is a teacher, and enjoys arts and crafts.