Our Team

  • Karen Bryant, Office Administrator | karen@e1cog.com

    After working as a legal secretary in the Dayton area, Karen joined the staff in 1990. She is responsible for making sure the church office runs smoothly and assisting the staff.

    Karen and her husband Jerry, have one daughter, Hannah (married to Matthew) and one son, Jordan (married to Shelby) and two beautiful grandchildren (Ziva & Zane). Some of her favorite things to do include being outside, hiking, reading, and spending time with her family.

  • Liisa Erskine, Pastor of Worship Arts | liisa@e1cog.com

    Liisa joined the staff in October 2013 as the Pastor of Worship Arts. Her main responsibilities include planning and leading the music at our worship gatherings, directing the choir and worship team; coordinating the tech team; and overseeing all other arts like drama, visual art, and graphic design.

    Liisa graduated from Anderson University in 2012 with a degree in Christian Ministry and Church Music. She is married to Jeremy and together they love watching Netflix, hanging out with their dog, Winnie, and cheering on the Detroit Tigers.

  • Jonathan Grubbs, Lead Pastor | jonathan@e1cog.com

    In November of 2012, Jonathan joined the staff as senior pastor. His primary responsibilities are to provide leadership and direction in helping the congregation fulfill its mission and vision. He is also responsible for preaching, teaching, and oversight of the pastoral staff.

    Jonathan in married to Mindy, and they have four daughters (Gabrielle, Rachel, Hannah, and Charis). He enjoys gardening, watching sports (particularly the Indianapolis Colts & Houston Astros), hiking, and fishing. He is a graduate of Anderson University, Anderson School of Theology, and has a doctorate of ministry from Northern Seminary. Pastor Jonathan also serves as the fire chaplain for the City of Eaton Fire Department.

  • Tania Minton, Director of Children's Ministry | kidmin@e1cog.com

    Tania took over as the Children's Ministry Director in March of 2013. She oversees the Wednesday Night Children's Program, Vacation Bible School, and staffs children's church and the nursery/toddler rooms on Sunday mornings. Tania also puts on several other special events through the year for children and their families.

    She had her husband Andrew have three boys: Adam, Jude, and Elijah. Tania enjoys doing any activities that involve being outdoors with her family.


    In August of 2017, Jerry joined the staff as the Associate Pastor of Student Ministries, overseeing ministries for middle school and high school students. He studied Christian Ministries and holds a Masters of Divinity from Anderson University, where he met his wife, Tia. Together they have four children: Kaiden, Hunter, Rylan, and Greyson.

    Pastor Jerry loves to read and is a life-long learner, but still loves to get out and play a little too. He loves learning new things and loves to be outdoors, especially hiking. He also has a fascination with anything electronic. Most important to Pastor Jerry, however, is spending time with his family.