Our Leadership Team

Senior Pastor: Jake Heskett

Pastor Jake Heskett teaching during morning worship.

Pastor Jake and his wife Rebekah came to the Nankin Community Church in the summer of 2014. Jake is a graduate of Malone University where he received a degree in Pastoral Ministry.  Jake is also the pastor at Polk UMC in Polk, Ohio. Jake is a dynamic teacher, with a heart for the Church, and a passion for the lost. Contact Pastor Jake





Secretary: Carrie Roland

Carrie joined us in September, 2012 as our woman-of-all-trades. She earned her degree in Instrumental Music Education from Ashland University, and works at Wal-Mart Pharmacy in Ashland as lead pharmacy technician. She is married to Jeremy Roland, who is also employed by Wal-Mart in Ashland.  Jeremy has recently discerned a call to ministry and is working on completing course work to become an Assemblies of God Pastor. Jeremy and Carrie have one son, David. Contact Carrie

Choir Director: Diane Steiner

Our Choir Director, Diane Steiner.Diane has been a member of the Nankin congregation for more than 30 years. She was a first grade teacher in her former life, and now she loves teaching Sunday School and directing the Nankin Choir. If you press her, you might find that she’ll sing a solo, or at least a duet! Diane is also co-chair of the Congregational Care committee, along with Carol Crossen.

Pianist: Nancy Young

Nancy leads us in our morning worship as our pianist.  She received her musical training at Bowling Green State University, earned her master’s degree in education at Ashland University, and taught elementary music in the Loudonville School.  As of July 2013, Nancy is now also the church pianist and keyboard player.  Thank you to Nancy for sharing her great love of music with our congregation!

Worship Leader: Jarrad Awwiller

Jarrad joined the staff in 2017 as our contemporary worship leader.  Jarrad, along with his worship team, lead contemporary worship during our Sunday morning services.  We are thankful for Jarrad and his gift of music!


Other Staff not pictured:

Rhonda Geer, Treasurer

Kevin Moore, Custodian