RUST CITY TEAM

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doug + stephanie garasic

FOUNDING PASTORS OF RUST CITY CHURCH

Both Doug and Stephanie grew up in the Mahoning Valley, and after moving to Columbus for a year, they felt strongly that God was calling them back home. While so many of their generation wanted to get out of this area, they decided to firmly plant themselves in the heart of the Rust Belt, to inspire their community to believe for a new possible. 

In 2011, they started "The Movement" with 14 people in an office building. Since then, Doug and Stephanie have experienced God's faithfulness through every season as the church has grown to 3 locations and impacted thousands of lives. In 2018, they decided to change the name of the church to bring more clarity to its vision and mission. Instead of being a Movement that could come or go, they are committed to being a beacon of hope in the heart of the Rust Belt. 


 

OUR TEAM

Doug Garasic

founding pastor

stephanie garasic

creative director

keith holley

financial director

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sam yacoub

niles campus pastor

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neal neuberger

youth director

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nathan pearson

dream center campus pastor

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tiffany Varner

Kids director

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brad tarleton

hermitage campus pastor

Laura Yacoub

office manager

mikey garasic

worship leader: niles

jenna lacella

worship leader: hermitage

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bethany snyder

worship leader: dream center

zaida mcgarry

RUST CITY cares

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christian deemer

facilities director

nate harris

creative team

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lydia tarleton

creative team

bree markowitz

Hermitage kids

zach mcgarry

media director