Meet Our Leaders

Matt Lowe


Matt loves Jesus and loves to talk about Him.  In his spare time, you’ll find him hiking with his family or woodworking.  His wife, Stacy, enjoys singing God’s praises, photography and crafting.  Matt and Stacy have two children.  Kali is 11, likes to read and loves to sing.  Micah is 9 and is into CrossFit, construction, deconstruction, and being outside.  Matt is new to the NCCOC family and is excited to be part of the great work God is doing in North Canton!

Rod Stockdale



Rod loves coordinating our outreach to the community through the Food and Clothing Giveaways, Thanksgiving, and various other programs.  He depends on an army of dedicated volunteers to manage the "floodgates of heaven".  Rod and his wife, Sonya, have two children, Jonathan and Kathy, and four grandchildren, Aurora, Raiden, Lucien, and McKenzy.

Anthony Ray


Anthony joined the staff of North Canton Church of Christ in May of 2013.  He met his wife, Sandi, at Freed-Hardeman University in 2006 where they both later graduated in 2008 and were married that summer. They are blessed with two little girls, Amelia (Mia), and Eleanor. Anthony enjoys music, movies, sports, coffee, teaching, and sharing God's Word, and helping students grow in and live out their faith in Jesus Christ.

Meet Our Elders

Wes Hendrick

Wes is a native of Michigan (but don’t hold that against him). He has lived in the Canton area since 1986. He and his family began attending the North Canton church in 2004.

Wes and his wife Debbie live in Perry Township. He works for Republic Steel and she is an excellent homemaker. Wes and Debbie have been married 35 years and have two children (Leah, Caleb) with wonderful spouses (Greg, Krista) who now have children of their own (Nora, Eden, Isaiah and Lincoln).

Norm Hostetler

Norm has been an elder for nearly thirty years.  He has been married to his wife, Maxine, for 48 years.  They have a son, Matt, and grandson, Jack, that both live in Tennessee. 


Norm is a Kent State University graduate and a U.S. Navy veteran.  He and Maxine are both happily retired.  They both enjoy Cleveland Indians baseball, Ohio State football, gardening, cooking, fine dining, world travel, and working at various church activities.

Jim Lindesmith

Jim and his family joined the North Canton Church of Christ in 1989.  He has been married to his wife, Carolyn, for 36 years.  They have three sons (Jimmy, Jason, and Jordan) that are married to fantastic young ladies (Ashlee, Korey, and Lauren respectively).  They also have a grandson, James.


Family, sports, and fun in the Florida or Ohio sunshine are favorite past times.  Jim works at ComDoc (Xerox) in Corporate Support Services and Carolyn is a Technology Integration Specialist for the Canton City School District.  

Steve Oberlin

Steve loves children and showing how God loves them unconditionally.


He is a retired fireman who enjoys flipping old furniture, laughing, and eating out (not necessarily in that order). 


He and his wife, Pam, have been married for 38 years.  They are blessed with three children Jacob, Allyson, and Joshua, along with four grandchildren Jackson, Cohen, Nolan, and Gracie.

Steve is amazed to see the opportunities God has given him and to be a part of reaching the world with the great news of Jesus.  He looks forward to the doors God will open in the future.

Kent Ramsey

Kent has been worshipping at the North Canton Church of Christ since 1992. He has been married to his wife Tam for 30 years and they have four adult children (Jay, Mitch, Cecelia and Heather) and two grandchildren (Benjamin and Matthew).


Kent is an Ears, Nose and Throat surgeon with a busy practice in Canton. He has served as an elder since 2015 and enjoys teaching and  leading worship. He loves people and he loves the Lord.


He and his wife like traveling, boating, and spending time with family.  Kent also plays guitar in a local classic rock band.

Ted Rogers

Ted is married to his high school sweetheart, Tammy.  They are the proud parents of Theo, his wife, Julia and their two girls (with a new little one on the way), and their son Craig and his wife Ashley.  They are blessed with a great family that they love dearly.

Tammy and Ted have been attending North Canton since 1998.  Any Sunday morning you might find them teaching a children’s class or in one of the adult groups.  They want you to know that you have an open invitation to their home for “Small Groups” on Sunday evenings. Wednesday evenings you might find them in the Fitness Class doing “Burpees”.  


They receive encouragement when they see new young families being active in church activities and leadership.

Ken Smith

Ken and Kelly joined the North Canton family in 1998.  The love, warmth and compassion that the members displayed drew them to the congregation.   


Ken has been married to Kelly for 33 years and they have two children, Ryan and Allyson, and their dog, Chloe.  Ken and Kelly both work for Frito-Lay/Pepsico.  Ken is a warehouser at their Wooster facility and Kelly is an Inventory Control Specialist at their Canton facility.  You can always find a bag of pretzels in their cupboard. 


Ken is a sport's fan, he loves them all.  They enjoy taking walks, riding bicycles, and spending time with their family.  

Claude Wagner

Claude is married to Joyce and they have two sons, Dylan and Vincent, who is married to Alia with two daughters and expecting a third child. 


Claude and Joyce moved back to NE Ohio in February of 2014.  They had previously worshiped at North Canton from 1986 to 1988. 


Claude is an Engineer working for Goodyear, he is responsible for New Product Industrialization and Joyce is retired from a career in Goodyear Accounting. Joyce is an avid quilter and Claude likes to run and play golf.  They both enjoy spending time with family all over the country and especially their granddaughters in Texas.

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