Christ the King Staff

Pastor Matthew Groenke
Senior Pastor – Rev. Matthew Groenke

Matthew is a graduate of Capital University with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. He holds a Master of Divinity Degree from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio. Matthew has served throughout the ELCA as pastor of congregations in Michigan, Texas, and Nebraska before being called to Christ the King. Matthew and his wife, Julie, live in Twinsburg and have three sons, Adam, Elijah, and Jeremiah.

Deacon Patricia JabreMinister of Discipleship & Youth – Deacon Patricia Jabre

Patti is a graduate of Juniata College and has her Master of Arts in Ministerial Studies from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. She is a Deacon (ELCA) with a specialization in Christian Education. She is retired from the US Air Force and has served her church and other ministries in many capacities. She is an avid and competitive ballroom dancer and she likes reading, scrapbooking, travel, History (specifically Civil War) studies and is always ready to try a new adventure. Her son is a Diaconal Minister (ELCA) in Silver Springs, MD..

Kevin Basom 2014 Director of Music – Kevin Basom

Kevin has served as organist and choir director at Christ the King since the early 1980s.

Linda Mondry Saturday Worship MusicianSaturday Worship Musician – Linda Mondry

Linda has been a member of Christ the King since her confirmation. She has served as Saturday Worship Musician (pianist/organist) since the inception of the Saturday worship service in 2007.


Office Administrator – Wendy Gibbons

Wendy has been a member of Christ the King since early 1985 and worked part-time in the church office as the Membership Information Coordinator starting in 1999.  In July 2013 she added the duties of Office Administrator after her predecessor retired.   She is usually in the office Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 am until 3:30 pm.