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Executive Board 


Joe, and his wife Cathy, became actively involved in Salt and Light Ministries in 1981.   In 1983, he worked full-time on the  staff of Emmanuel Christian Assembly.  He was called upon to pastor a  local church plant in North Canton, Ohio from 1991 until assuming the pastorate at Emmanuel Christian Assembly in 1996. He served as  Chaplain of the Barberton Fire Department from 2004 -2022 and was actively involved in the community with other pastors.  His heart is to see the churches united, working together to further the Kingdom of Jesus Christ.  Joe is actively involved in the IBI schools in Mexico. 

Joe and his wife Cathy have four children and nine grandchildren, whom they love spending time with.  In the midst of their busy lives with ministry and family, you can often find them riding their bikes on the Ohio and Erie Canal towpath trails.

Pastor Joe Schoblocher                President 

Art and his wife, Rhoda, received Jesus Christ as their Savior and King in their college years.  Since then, they have joyfully revealed Jesus as the Savior of the world to any and all who would listen.  They live as ministers of God's grace in Akron, Ohio.  They pray that God will use the ECA Legacy Fund to contribute to the work of the ministry of God's grace and mercy now, and in future generations.  Art served as an Elder at Emmanuel Christian Assembly from 2012-2022 and continues to minister at the New Destiny Treatment Center.     

"He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant - not of the letter but of the Spirit. II Cor. 3:6

         Art Belcher
Executive Vice President 
        Darin Mills
      Second Vice                 President

Darin grew up in the church when his parents joined Lamb of God Church in Barberton in the mid 70's.  They remained faithful members of the church for over 30 years through the transition to Emmanuel Christian Assembly, including the church plant with Joe and Cathy in North Canton in 1992.  Darin received Christ at an early age and was active in ECA's youth  group until leaving for college and joining the military in 1992.  He became reconnected with ECA in 2015 when he married his wife, Krista, who also grew up in the church with her parents, Joe and Cathy Schoblocher.  He is excited to see  the church that meant so much to his family and the Barberton community continue to answer God's calling through the ECA Legacy Fund. 

Darin has a B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from Lehigh University,  He retired from the US Army in 2018, is a small business owner, and continues his service with the US Military as a government contractor.  Darin and Krista have four children and live in Tampa, Florida 


Dave is a born-again Christian, having served at Emmanuel Christian Assembly as a deacon and assisted with the banking deposits and bookkeeping.  Dave has an accounting background in healthcare and not-for-profit industries.  He resides in Fairlawn, Ohio and has different pastime interests including Karate, and enjoys spending time with his five grown kids and five grandchildren. 


Dave also serves on the ECA LEGACY FUND Financial Committee. 

Dave Woloch
Marie McArdle

Growing up, Marie always thought of herself as shy.  As a member of Emmanuel Christian Assembly from 1989 until August of 2022, she served in many capacities over the years - Cleaning Crew, Sunday School Teacher, Puppet Ministry, Women's Ministry, and Deaconess.  God's hand  in her life has changed her for His Glory.  Marie says, "I could not have accomplished any of the things mentioned above  without  Him, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.  When I learned to let go and let God, my life had meaning.  I am forever His."  Pictured with Marie, are her pride and joy -  daughter, Alayna and grandson, Ayden.  


Scott was born and raised in Ohio and gave his life to Jesus as his Lord and Savior in 1980.  He is a graduate of Ohio State University (1979) and Kent State University  (1983) with a Master's  degree in Architecture.  He and his wife Linda were  married  in 1981, and at  that time became very involved with Salt and Light Ministries.  In 1989, they moved to Virginia to pastor a church planting in Harrisonburg.  For 20 years while pastoring, he was able to practice architecture as a profession.  Scott and Linda have  3 grown, married  children and 3 grandchildren.  Today, he works for James Madison University as an architect.  He and Linda belong to and are very involved in a local church.  They have now lived in Virginia longer than Ohio.

    Pastor Scott Wachter
     Assistant Secretary
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