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Rev. Tom Pietila

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I am an Associate Pastor who supervises Central’s Stephen Ministry and Congregational Care ministries on a part-time basis.


Mentor High School, Mentor, Ohio, 1970
Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio; BA, 1974
The Divinity School, Duke University; M.Div. 1977

Previous Lines of Work

Director of Greenville Urban Ministries, Greenville S.C.
Director of Pastoral Services, McLeod Health
Board of Directors, Pilgrims of Ibillin (Israel and Palestine)


Lindy, wife of 44 years
Rebecca P. Taylor (Chris), daughter, b. 1976
Caroline M. Pietila, daughter, b. 1979
Thomas A. Pietila (17); Christopher Taylor (14), Caden Taylor (11): grandchildren

Fun Facts

In my free time I like to...boat, read and be with my grandchildren.

The best advice I’ve ever received speak up.

If I could get coffee with one person, living or dead, it would be...William Shakespeare (I know as a preacher I am supposed to say Jesus and that would be fine too).