Welcome Ryan Wolfe to our Key Ministry team…

Ryan Wolfe ColorOn behalf of the Board and staff of Key Ministry, we’re delighted to announce that Ryan Wolfe has joined our ministry team as a church consultant.

Ryan will continue to serve full-time in the position he has held since 2010 as Developmental Disabilities Pastor at First Christian Church in Canton, Ohio. At First Christian, Ryan has developed a faith-based day program & employment program for adults with developmental disabilities. First Christian Church also hosts respite events, an annual prom, Sunday morning ministries for both children & adults, a volunteer guardianship program, and more to support persons with disabilities.

In addition to his church duties, Ryan is very active in his community, serving on the boards of ARC (Autism Resource Center) of Ohio and Canton Challenger Baseball. He has been honored for his community service by the Cleveland Indians – Honorable Mention for Mentor of the Year 2014 and the Arc of Ohio – Stark County Volunteer of the Year 2012. He also raised the funds to build a baseball field for the local Special Olympics Teams and Challenger Baseball in 2011 on the campus of First Christian.

When Key Ministry’s leadership team met to “reimagine” how we might serve churches in the future, we were in agreement on two important issues… First, we were unanimous in affirming a future in which our team continues to provide direct service to churches, and second, we were of a single mind in affirming that we will offer churches relationships along with resources. Ryan (along with Shannon Dingle) is available through our FREE Consultation Service to come alongside churches of all sizes when they have a child or family impacted by disability they’re called to serve. If you’re looking for advice on launching a disability ministry program or outreach, want to bounce ideas off an experienced disability ministry leader or are struggling with how to include a child or teen with especially challenging needs, Ryan and Shannon are available to help you and your church take the next step.

The best way to access Ryan’s services is to submit our “Contact Us” form either through the consultation page on our website or directly through this link.

We’re blessed to be able to offer Ryan as a resource to the disability and special needs ministry community. Please join us in welcoming him to the team!

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shutterstock_24510829Key Ministry is pleased to make available our FREE consultation service to pastors, church leaders and ministry volunteers. Got questions about launching a ministry that you can’t answer…here we are! Have a kid you’re struggling to serve? Contact us! Want to kick around a problem with someone who’s “been there and done that?” Click here to submit a request!

About Dr. G

Dr. Stephen Grcevich serves as President and Founder of Key Ministry, a non-profit organization providing free training, consultation, resources and support to help churches serve families of children with disabilities. Dr. Grcevich is a graduate of Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), trained in General Psychiatry at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve University. He is a faculty member in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at two medical schools, leads a group practice in suburban Cleveland (Family Center by the Falls), and continues to be involved in research evaluating the safety and effectiveness of medications prescribed to children for ADHD, anxiety and depression. He is a past recipient of the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Dr. Grcevich was recently recognized by Sharecare as one of the top ten online influencers in children’s mental health. His blog for Key Ministry, www.church4everychild.org was ranked fourth among the top 100 children's ministry blogs in 2015 by Ministry to Children.
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2 Responses to Welcome Ryan Wolfe to our Key Ministry team…

  1. NickyB. says:

    Awesome that you have a Developmental Disabilities Pastor!

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  2. John Marshall says:

    Woo-Woo! You da man! I’m glad you’ve updated your photo!

    Sent from my iPad

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