Keith Irey, Lead Pastor
Our Lead Pastor Keith Irey is a “people person.” Originally from Marion, Keith and his wife Kathy (Eskins) have previously pastored in Colorado and Missouri before retuning home to Marion. His education includes an A.A. biblical studies, B.A. in religion and a Master of Divinity degree. Kathy also attended Bible College and holds A.A. and B.A degrees in Business Administration. She is a graduate of Breakthrough Biblical Counseling and also a valued part of our leadership. Keith and Kathy work at Marion General Hospital. Currently Keith works as the chaplain for Marion General – Ohio Health Hospice and Kathy as the assistant to the director of HR.
They were married in 1986 and are the proud parents of Kristian born in 1992 and Kaleb born in 1997.
When you visit Genesis, you will find Keith to be a dynamic, biblical speaker. His enthusiasm for life and God are contagious. Both he and his wife have a practical, easy to follow, teaching style that focuses on how the Bible can help us in every day life. If it’s your first visit, or one of many, they will make you feel a welcomed part of Genesis.
Our children’s department is lead by a wonderful team of caring adults who love Kids and want to help parents and kids know the love of God.
Our children’s team is lead by some awesome adults who are great mentors for our kids. Tonya Edens, Michelle Cusimano, Angie Wood and Anita Albright are just a few who help lead the way for our children with the help of parents and others.
Tonya Edens is a police officer by day and a kids teacher!
Angie Wood works for Ohio Health and has two great kids in the department & loves teaching.
Michelle Cusimano is a stay at home mom who home schools three kids of her own and a real heart to mentor kids in their walk with Jesus.
All of the adults who help our kids department have a heart for kids growing spiritually, physically and mentally to be more like Jesus.
Our Church is lead by what we call The Vision Team… composed of
Worship: Kathy Irey& Duane Stoltszfus
Evangelism: Pastor Keith
Discipleship: Michelle Cusimano, Tonya Edens, Angie Wood
Ministry: Shirlene Reese, Cindy Ballinger and Linda Fargo our treasurer
Fellowship: Diane Kelly