Meet The Staff

Rev. Dawn L. Remster

Rev. Dawn L. Remster serves as the Senior Minister of First Christian Church. She has served First Christian Church in Zanesville since August, 2002.  During her 36 years as an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), she has also served churches in Columbus and Paulding, Ohio .  Dawn and her husband, Tim, are parents of two grown daughters and enjoy four grandchildren.  Reverend Remster serves on several community boards.  As Pastor she takes great joy in being part of a community of Christ who grow together, caring for each other and seeking to share the Good News of God’s love with our larger community and beyond.


Philip Hunt began serving as the Associate Pastor of First Christian Church in Zanesville in 2018.  Reverend Hunt enjoys making pastoral visits to members in their homes, care centers, assisted living centers and hospitals.  Reverend Hunt brings forty years of experience as a church pastor.  He has a BA in Business Administration from Mount Union College and his Masters of Divinity from The Methodist Theological School in Ohio.  He and his wife Rolanda have been married for forty one years.  They have two sons, Greg and Tim, and four grandchildren.

Kim Paul

Kim Paul is the Director of Christian Education and is responsible for coordinating ministry for our youth and children.  She is a lifelong member of the church and she and her husband, Larry, feel blessed to have the church family supporting them as they raise their two daughters, Anna and Alaina.  Kim earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education at Bowling Green State University and was a kindergarten, first grade and reading intervention teacher before coming on staff at First Christian Church in 2013.  Her favorite moments in the church are baby dedications because she knows that the best gift any parent could ever give their child and themselves is the love and support of this church family.


Susan Davis serves as the Music Director of First Christian Church.  Susan leads our choir, Praise Team and is the pianist for Sunday services. Her favorite moment in her role as Music Director is on Christmas eve, when we are lighting the candles while everyone is singing "Silent Night". She says, "I have the best seat in the sanctuary!"  Susan has been been delightfully married to Joe Davis for the past 38 years, and they have one fur-baby named Chloe.  She loves Stephen King books, working a Sudoku puzzle, playing with the Praise Team, a great glass of wine, and being at home, not necessarily in that order.


Kaye Bednarczuk is the pianist for Wednesday services. She has been a musician with our church since 2001.  Kaye's favorite part of being a musician for the church is when Wednesday services are held at the Oaks at Northpointe, a local senior living community.  Kaye received her Bachelor of Music Education from Muskingum College and worked for Maysville Schools and Zanesville City Schools before joining the church staff.  Kaye and her husband Bob enjoy spending time with their daughter, Jill.  Kaye also enjoys reading, playing music, and crocheting.  

Janice Fox

Janice Fox serves as the Church/Financial Secretary of First Christian Church.  She has been on our staff since 2005.  Prior to that she held administrative positions with Colony Square Mall, Longaberger, and First National Bank, but working at First Christian is her dream job.  Janice's favorite part of her work is the relationships she has made with the members of the congregation.  Janice has been married for 53 years to her Jr. High School sweet heart, Bob and they have two married sons.  They are blessed with two granddaughters, two step granddaughters, and four step great grandchildren.  She and Bob love to camp and spend time with family, especially on sunny days.  She is a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.


Mickey Spragg has served as the custodian of First Christian Church since 2009. He and his wife Genette have two children and four grandchildren.  Mickey enjoys golfing and bowling.  His favorite part of his job is working with the people in the church.  His ministry is one of helping, he is always there to help with whatever project is happening in the church. 


Pastoral Visitors

Marcia Coleman
Joan Barr

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355 East Campus View Blvd
Columbus, Ohio 43235

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We affirm that Jesus Christ is the Son of the Living God, and offers saving grace to all. We believe that all people are God's children.