Meet the people in the podcast!
New Campus Development Director
Deering is currently the pastor of New Campus Development for The Chapel family of churches in the greater Akron area. He has been tasked to recruit and train church planters as a part of The Saturate Movement’s church planting residency to accomplish the Chapel’s vision to plant 10 Churches in 10 years.
Deering holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business and Applied Economics from The Ohio State University and a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary.
In addition to being a fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes, he recently converted from being a Bengals fan to being a Browns fan in order to weep with those who weep. However he will never betray his beloved Cincinnati Reds. He also enjoys hunting, running and loves reading by the fire. His favorite thing to do is spending time with his family. Deering and his wife, Jennifer, have three young children and live in Uniontown, Ohio.
Kenmore Campus Lead Pastor
Jacob is the lead pastor of The Chapel | Kenmore. Jacob and his amazing wife, Alicia, reside in the Kenmore community and have the privilege of being the parents of 3 and the grandparents of 2. Jacob is dedicated to suffering alongside fellow Cleveland sports fans and loves playing basketball in any pick-up game he can be a part of. His best nights are spent at home with his family or out on a date with his wife. He is a self-proclaimed Bible nerd, passionate preacher of the word, and looks forward to continuing to spread the love and gospel of Jesus Christ to his neighbors. Although, Jacob’s trifecta of being a military brat, pastor and missionary kid has provided him the opportunity of traveling and living all over the world; there is no place he’d rather be than the city of Akron.
Cuyahoga Falls Campus Lead Pastor
Stephen Neumeyer and his wife Melissa have attended The Chapel for most of their lives but joined the staff in 2016 to plant the Cuyahoga Falls campus. They have been married since 2000 and have 4 children, Jena, Jaden, Julia, and Josiah. Prior to joining The Chapel, Stephen was an assistant prosecuting attorney and magistrate in Summit and Cuyahoga Counties in Northeast Ohio. He is a Star Wars nerd who also loves the Cleveland Browns and Indians.
Future Macedonia Campus Pastor
Chase Jones and his lovely wife Amanda have recently moved back to northeast, Ohio after spending five years in Dallas, Texas where he studied at Dallas Theological Seminary. They have been married since 2013 and have a beautiful daughter named Ada. Chase is an avid vlogger on YouTube and he is in process of planting the newest campus of The Chapel in Macedonia, Ohio that is set to launch in early 2020. He enjoys candlelit dinners, ballroom dancing, listening, and long walks on the beach. He also enjoys writing bios that sound like they belong in the personals column.