Our Staff

Ed Padedpadleyley – Sr. Pastor: Ed and Monica were married in 1975, the same year that they became born-again Christians. They have three children and five grandchildren. Ed and Monica have been in ministry for over 30 years including 15 years in missions work in the U.S. and Brazil. As a bi-vocational pastor, Ed is also the U.S. Director of International Association of Missions, USA (www.IAMUSA.org). Ed has served on the pastoral staff of Harvest since 1985, has been licensed and ordained since 1993.

You can contact Ed at epadley@gmail.com


Jim Mjimmazeyazey – Elder: Jim has been involved in ministry for over 33 years while working full time and retiring from BF Goodrich after 41 years of service. He was licensed to the ministry by the Church of The Brethren in 1977, ordained under Grace Fellowship of Mansfield in 1985 and again by the Alliance for Renewal Churches in 1988.

Jim and Sandee were married in 1965 and have two children and two grandchildren. Sandee also has been involved in ministry for many years.

Jim may be contacted by phone at 440-366-1986 or at jimmazey@windstream.net


rickwidenerRick Widener -Elder Emeritus: The founding pastor of Harvest Christian Church, Rick and his wife Joanne have two children, Mark and Rachel, and 6 grandchildren. After 23 years as the pastor of Harvest, Rick and Joanne responded to a call to the mission field and spent almost 4 years working with the ARC in Brazil. After returning, he continues as the Missions Director of the ARC and working with church planters and caring for pastors, both in the USA and on the mission field. “Our passion is to see young leaders raised up to take up our places as we move on in our own ministry.”

You can contact Rick at rickwidener@gmail.com

samworkSam Work – Worship Leader: 
0n September 21, 1974, at the age of twelve, Sam attended a James Robinson crusade and accepted the Lord as his personal Savior. Sam says, “Jesus Christ was the best thing to ever happen to me.” In May of 1983 Sam married his wife Laurie; they were blessed with their son Brian in February 1994. Sam says that, “I am so blessed that God has brought Laurie and Brian into my life.” Sam and Laurie have been members of Harvest Christian Church for over 20 years. Sam has been part of the worship team for the last ten years and has had the privilege in the last eight years to lead the worship at Harvest. Sam says that, “It is so fun to enter into worship with the Lord. Our desire is that every time we enter into a time with the Lord that we could feel and see Him move in the midst of us and that we could fully partake and join in what He is doing.”

You can contact Sam at smwork@windstream.net