Staff

Rev. Sandy Seaton-Todd

Pastor
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Greetings, everyone! Thank you for looking at our CWR website!

We invite you to come to CWR and take a look around and sit in on a worship service. It is our belief that you will experience the presence, power, and peace of God. God is here, and God’s love is a tremendous gift. God offers forgiveness to all who ask. God offers guidance, encouragement, support, strength, courage, and comfort. Whatever it is that you need, you will find it here because God is here. And it is in God that we live, and move, and have our being.

God is good! All the time!

It is a joy to be part of this community of faith, and to be on a spiritual journey with other seekers. CWR is a welcoming, joyful, compassionate, and peaceful place. It is a blessed place to be because love abounds here.

Our Sunday morning worship service is amazing. Come and try it and you will see! You will hear the Word of God, beautiful music, kids, and laughter. And most of all, you will hear the still, small voice of God deep within your spirit. And you will feel the strong arms of the Almighty holding you. Come and see!

I hope to meet you! Have a blessed day, and know you are loved.

Rev. Sandy

Personal Information

Rev. Sandy was installed at CWR in 2013. After practicing law in Ohio and North Carolina, Rev. Sandy followed God’s call into ministry. Prior to CWR, Rev. Sandy was the recording Clerk of Session at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in NYC, and in pastoral leadership at 6 churches in North Carolina, Virginia and Ohio. Sandy greatly enjoys her family – Sarah – 23, Scott – 21, MacKenzie – 19, Richie – 18, Robbie 18.

Rev. Sandy appreciates the good life in the Northeastern Ohio part of God’s kingdom. She loves Lake Erie, the four seasons, sunsets, road trips, and the power of Christ’s love in congregational  life.

She invites you to join her and the friends of CWR on the exciting journey of life with Christ as Lord, the Spirit as guide, and God as the creator of miracles in our midst every day.

Life is full of challenges, but God has the power to heal and to renew. Please join us on the adventures of life in the spirit.

Biography

  • Education:
    •  Stanford University – BA Psychology
    • Duke University – MA Philosophy
    • Duke University School of Law – JD
    • Union Presbyterian Seminary – Masters of Divinity
  • Kids:
    • Sarah
    • Scott
    • MacKenzie
    • Richie
    • Robbie

Rev Sandy’s Role

  1. Public Face of CWR
  2. Head of Staff and Operations
  3. Keeper of the Vision
  4. Preacher and Worship Leader
  5. Pastoral Care Giver and Lover of Souls
  6. Chief Pray-er, Study-er of God’s Word, Proclaimer of the Gospel
  7. Director of Communications
  8. Discerner of Gifts and Roles
  9. Encourager of Time, Talents, and Treasures for the Lord
  10. Permission Giver to Follow Where the Spirit Leads
Stephen C. Blonder Adams

Rev. Stephen C. Blonder Adams

The Reverend Stephen C. Blonder Adams as a Parish Associate.

Stephen is currently a Spiritual Care Counselor for the Hospice of The Western Reserve.  He also does premarital counseling and officiates weddings for the Old Stone Church. A native of Irwin, PA, he is a graduate of Allegheny College and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He began his ministry as Interim Associate Minister at the Old Stone Church on Public Square in Cleveland, OH. Through the years of end-of-life ministry Stephen served in Interim Ministry in congregations throughout the Cleveland area.  Stephen has lectured nationally and internationally on the subjects of Spiritual Care, Cultural Diversity, Grief and Loss, and Healing Touch. He serves as Moderator, of the Committee on Preparation for Ministry, of the Presbytery.  Stephen is a Healing Touch Practitioner, having studied energy therapy here in the United States, Australia and New Zealand.  He has utilized energy therapy in his practice as a Spiritual Counselor and parish minister.  He is a member of Healing Touch International/Healing Beyond Borders.  Stephen has lived in Cleveland Heights with his husband H. Bruce Blonder for 24 years. They have an English Bulldog named Butterball. Stephen is an artist working in stained glass and painting, as well as a trained vocalist singing with the North Coast Men’s Chorus, Coastliners and Park Synagogue Choir and Church of the Western Reserve.

Rev. Dr. K. Dean Myers

Pastor Emeritus

Dean served as Pastor of CWR from 1989-2004, having previously served churches in Oregon, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Illinois, and having served interim positions since.  Dean graduated from Coe College, and San Francisco Seminary, and received his D. Min. from Pittsburgh Seminary.  Dean writes fiction, and performs with the Singers’ Club of Cleveland.  He and his wife Maxine have two daughters and two granddaughters.

Rev. Harry Bigelow

Parish Associate

Harry graduated from the College of Wooster and the Graduate School of Theology at Oberlin.  He served as Associate Pastor at Old Stone Church in Cleveland for 4 years, Pastor of the Central Presbyterian Church in Massillon for 13 years, and Pastor of Lyndhurst Community Presbyterian from 1962-1987.  Harry also served as Moderator of our Presbytery, and in retirement continues to preach around the Presbytery.  He and his late wife Virginia were college sweethearts and have 2 daughters.

Custodial Services

Mike Toth & Lynnette Floyd