“These three leaders have shown intentional effort to build bridges between their diverse cultures and churches, both by teaming up to bring their congregations together and by building relationships outside of their church communities.”
Pastor Zac Kohl is a co-founding Pastor at Citizen’s Akron and the Executive Director of The Well CDC. He is a graduate of The University of Akron and was recognized as one of the Greater Akron Chamber’s “30 for the Future” in 2018. He and his wife, Beth, live in the Middlebury neighborhood of Akron, where they are raising their three boys.
Pastor Jacob Ley is the Founding Pastor of The Chapel, Kenmore and has served on The Chapel team for 11 years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Kent State University and a Master of Divinity from Calvin Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Alicia, live in Kenmore and have three children and two grandchildren.
Pastor James Talbert is a co-founding Pastor and currently the Lead Pastor at Citizen’s Akron. He studied Youth and Education Ministries at Malone University and Theological Studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He and his wife, Julia, live in Akron, and have one daughter.