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Duane Flemming

Lead Pastor


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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Ryan Pflum

Pastor of Small Groups and Outreach


Ryan  has over eight 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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Kristin Kientz

Children's Ministry Director


Kristin has a passion for young people and has been ministering to children and teens for over 14 years.  She, her husband, Jason, and their daughter, Adeline, moved to Columbus in early February and are excited to be back in Jason’s hometown! They love to be outdoors, play games, and enjoy all forms of art. Kristin deeply desires to see unity in the church and the body of Christ come together in heart and purpose. She is excited to be part of raising up a generation of young people into that vision. She is honored to partner with parents to help their children blossom into the unique individuals God created them to be!

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CJ Buchan

Pastor of Student Ministry


C.J. has been on staff for several years as the Pastor of Student Ministry and enjoys pouring his life into middle and high school students. He loves graphic design, video editing, writing music, and creating new experiences for kids to connect with God. He graduated from the University of Akron with a Business and Communications degree and then studied at Vineyard Leadership Institute before starting youth ministry here at CCC. His desire is to see kids lives changed by encounters with the presence of God, and connection in a fun and life-giving community.

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Patti Carter

Office Administrator


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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Erin Pflum

Service Program Director


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


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!