Rev. Jennifer Eastman Hinkle
Jennifer Eastman Hinkle was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She graduated from Wayne State University, was a fashion designer and worked for Too, Inc. (now know as Justice and Brothers). She decided to pursue another passion, to become a Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA). She was blessed to serve the Presbytery of Scioto Valley as a pulpit supply pastor and preacher, and was officially called to West Berlin Presbyterian Church in 2009. She currently serves as the Chair of the Care Task Team on the Care of Church professionals Commission working with Inquirers and Candidates in the process of seeking ordination in our denomination.
Her family includes her husband, Frank; step-daughter, Brittany; and children Camden and Magdelynne. She enjoys spending time with God, her family, church community and friends. In addition, she also finds time to do Zumba, take walks, read, design liturgical art and sing jazz and the National Anthem at local events when she gets the chance.
Director of Music Ministries
Shane G. Trace studied music at The Ohio State University, where he trained with voice teachers, Dr. Patrick Woliver and Dr. Tamara Regensberger. He also studied under choral directors, Dr. Robert J. Ward and Dr. Hillary Apfeldstadt. While at The Ohio State University, Shane was a member at the OSU Men’s Glee Club, the Symphonic Choir and Chorale.
Shane founded the Annual Westside Independence Day Concert in 2010, and he also worked to create a series of two concerts to memorialize his mother, Donna Malone Trace, in which the proceeds benefited breast cancer research. He was a part of a joint effort to start “Night of Broadway,” a concert to help those in the Columbus Area overcome bullying and hate, in where proceeds benefited The Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO).
Shane resides in Grove City, Ohio with his husband David and their two dogs, Mozart and Jefferson.
Church Office Manager
Nola’s church work experience spans over a period of 30+ years. She is married to John. They have three grown sons and six grandchildren.
She is known as “Grandma Nola” to the Meadows Academy children.
ELDERS, DEACONS & COMMITTEES
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Worship & Music
Worship & Music