Staff

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Ryan Pflum

Lead Pastor

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Ryan  has over 10 years of experience serving in roles as a youth, small groups, and equipping pastor. Before that, he taught philosophy courses for several universities. He and his wife, Erin, have five children with whom they do their best just to keep up. They enjoy reading, hiking, and working in the garden when the weather’s warm. Ryan is most passionate about walking with others as they grow to be like Jesus.

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CJ Buchan

Pastor of Outreach and Connections

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CJ has been on staff  at CCC for 10 years doing student ministry and now is in the role of Pastor of Outreach and Connections. He studied Business and Organizational Communication at the University of Akron, with a minor in psychology, and studied at a ministry program called the Vineyard Leadership Institute. He enjoys meeting people, film projects, music, and helping people see their value, potential and find a home in the church.

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Leslie Fladberg

Children's Ministry Director

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Leslie graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science in Education. She has over 15 years of experience working with children. She enjoys laughing, sewing, crafting, and using her creativity to serve the church and her community. Her desire is to see the children of CCC grow and connect with the community of our church. She is married and has two teenage daughters. She had a passion for children’s ministry and community.

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Duane Flemming

Equipping Pastor

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In 1974 Duane and Gloria Flemming moved to Columbus, Ohio and started a campus ministry at The Ohio State University called Agape Fellowship. During that time Duane completed his masters’ degree in counseling from OSU. A few years later while returning from a summer mission’s trip in Africa, they felt the Lord speak clearly to them that they were to plant a non- denominational Church in Columbus.

So in obedience to that call they led a team of young people to plant Christian Community Church in 1979. Besides leading CCC since its inception they have helped to establish and nurture a number of other pastors and churches. Duane also serves as Director of the Christian Connect Network, which is a network of non-denominational pastors and churches. Duane and Gloria have three grown children who are all married and active in ministry and seven amazing grandchildren.

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Patti Carter

Office Administrator

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Patti joined the staff as our Office Administrator in August 2017. She became a member of Christian Community Church in January 2013. She heads up Our Daily Bread ministry which serves meals and provides sack lunches to the homeless and less fortunate at The Dream Center in the Short North. She has three grown children and three grandsons. She lives with her sister Peggy who is also a member of CCC, and they reside together in their childhood home.

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Joe Deptowicz

Pastor of Student Ministry

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Erin Pflum

Service Program Director

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Erin was a Fine Arts major in college and enjoys using creative elements, visual art, and the gifts of our congregation to create spaces for people to encounter the presence of God. Her goal is to work together with teams to enrich our Sunday morning service by speaking to every part of the person as we seek to worship the Lord "... in spirit and in truth." She also stays busy homeschooling her crew of five kids and enjoys hiking in beautiful places!

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David Yost

Music Ministry Director

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David has been leading the band at CCC for several years.  He's passionate about music and enjoys planning song sets each week for our Sunday services as well as developing a team of excellent musicians and vocalists.  He and his wife Brittany have two young daughters who keep life busy and full of fun!

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Sway Tirado

Director of Operations

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Abbi Walk

Music Ministry Intern

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Abbi has been leading worship for the last 8 years. She started in the children’s band, continued into youth, and is now one of the leaders on Sunday morning. She loves music and has a passion to see it become a more instrumental part in how we glorify God. Abbi is newly married to her husband, Sam, who is also a part of the worship team. They enjoy board games and spending time in community with friends.