Douglas Ley, Mission Pastor
Dr. Douglas Ley and his wife Paula both grew up in Tallmadge, and came to faith through the ministry of The Chapel in 1980. While serving in the US Air Force in England and honing his gift of preaching and teaching God’s Word, Douglas received his call into full-time ministry.
Douglas holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology from Southern Illinois University. He went on to earn his Masters of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, and is a graduate of Southern Evangelical Seminary with a Doctorate in Apologetics.
After pastoring locally for 7 years, the Leys, with The Chapel’s blessing, were sent out as missionaries, where they served from 2000-2012 in the Middle East. They lived in Egypt, Jordan, and Lebanon where they held leadership roles with Operation Mobilization, though Douglas’ main work was theological education (as a professor) as well as leadership training and his real passion: disicipleship. Continuing his ministry of teaching/preaching internationally, Douglas remains an adjunct professor at The Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Lebanon.
Living on four different continents and working in the private sector as well as in various ministry leadership roles, Douglas brings a unique view and passion to all the Outreach Ministries of the Chapel, which he now oversees. Paula has always worked ministering alongside Douglas, as well as leading various women’s ministries.
A great joy of the Leys are their four adult children and their spouses (who now live in Akron, Texas and the Netherlands), and their six grandchildren, whom they work hard at seeing every chance they get. Contact Douglas.
Bob Schneider, Global Ministries Pastor
A lifelong resident of Akron, Bob Schneider earned his undergraduate degree in social work at the University of Akron and completed his master’s of divinity degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1980.
Bob has been a member of The Chapel since 1971 and has served on The Chapel’s pastoral staff since 1980. After leading the small groups and discipleship ministry for several years, Bob assumed responsibility for the Global Ministries program in 1988. This program now supports nearly 65 western missionaries and 75 nationals in 30 countries. His wife, Myra, serves as a social worker ministering to women at the Haven of Rest.
Bob is deeply committed to the great commission and to sharing the vision and strategies for evangelizing unreached people groups worldwide. He and Myra provide pastoral care for Chapel missionaries and visit several on the field each year. Previously, Bob served on the board of directors of ACMC (Advancing Churches in Missions Commitment), the Alliance for Saturation Church Planting. He also served as the president of the National Association of Missions Pastors (NAMP).
Bob and Myra are the parents of three grown sons, Chris, Dan, and Tim. Contact Bob.
Mike Landis, Pastor/Director, Camp Carl
A native of Quakertown, Pennsylvania, Mike grew up in a small town about an hour north of Philadelphia. His parents divorced, and the absence of his father in the home caused both bitterness toward God and a turning back to Him after seeing godly men and women live out their faith. Men of the church made a difference in his life, and this sparked a desire to follow that lead. He attended Cedarville University in Ohio, receiving a degree in education and Bible.
After some teaching and house parenting of troubled teens, he decided to pursue a degree in vocational education. This led him into the construction field where he remained for 12 years as an estimator and project manager.
In 2003, Mike accepted the position as director at Camp Carl. In 2007, Mike received his license as a minister from The Chapel in Akron, Ohio. His hope is to retire doing some form of camp ministry.
Mike is married to Sherri and are blessed with three children, Ashley, Joshua, and Caleb. Contact Mike.
Todd Schreiner, Pastor, Internationals Ministry
Todd came to faith in Christ at the age of 18-years-old and was radically changed by Jesus! After coming to faith, Todd had the privilege of working full-time doing Graphic & Internet Design for the Alive Christian Music Festival for nine years. He received his Bachelors in Rhetoric in Communications with a minor in Computer Information Systems at Kent State University. He started serving with a Christian Drama/Dance team called the LION Players and has been volunteering with the team for over 17 years. Through the years Todd also served at a Christian camp as a camp pastor and counselor, worked with children’s ministry, as well as volunteered with Campus Crusade for Christ.
Todd first came to The Chapel by serving the Chinese community in Akron through the Chinese Church that meets at The Chapel. Since his days at Kent State, God put on his heart to reach out to internationals in the local community. He went on to complete the internship program at The Chapel, receiving his Master’s of Arts and Christian Studies from Trinity International University and became a licensed pastor.
Todd enjoys playing ping-pong with his international friends, continuing to learn the Chinese language, using technology, and teaching the Bible. Along with his pursuits, Todd is happily married to his beautiful wife, Amy, and they have two children, Elijah and Abigail. Contact Todd.
Colleen Koladzinski, Director of Local, National Benevolence
Raised and educated in a different church, it wasn’t easy for Colleen to follow her heart to join The Chapel in 1984. But when the Holy Spirit moves, fear and obedience come together and you just know it is good.
Colleen came on staff in 2002 with an entrepreneurial background. Owning a local business for 14 years was hard work. It taught her how important leading people and influencing change was necessary to thrive in an ever competitive market. She was also fortunate to work within three branches of government; city, county and federal.
Colleen earned certificates in the study of Administrative Management 1994, Accounting and General Management 1995 at Future University, St . Louis, Missouri. In 2003 she became certified as a Financial Counselor through Crown Ministries.
Working at The Chapel has truly been a calling that only God put together by the weaving of His own hands. As Colleen looks back on past experiences and skills, it has became clear that God was preparing her all along for the work she would do as Director of Benevolence and Local Missions.
Colleen is married to Steve and they have five children and six grandchildren. They enjoy golfing, snorkeling, summer evenings together, music and gardening. Contact Colleen.
Lisa Marshall, Director of Urban Ministries
Lisa grew up in Peninsula, Ohio and was the youngest of seven (along with her twin sister Lori). Her mom had accepted Christ after they were born and both she and her twin were saved at the age of eight in children’s church at Northampton Baptist Church. They only attended sporadically until eighth grade when Lisa and her twin wanted to go back to church with their mother. It was then that Lisa dedicated her life to Christ and felt a calling into missions.
Lisa was blessed to go to Taylor University where she graduated with a degree in Recreational Leadership in 1988. Again, the Lord was speaking to Lisa to “seek first the kingdom of God” and by 1990 received a calling into full-time ministry with Akron Youthquake Ministries where she was introduced to inner city youth and fell in love with them.
In 1999, Lisa felt the Lord leading her to The Chapel and to the new adventure that was waiting for her here. The church was exploring ministry in the neighborhood and needed someone who was experienced in the city to lead this new ministry to a neighborhood school.
In 2001 she married Michael. In 2006, they adopted Mason into their crazy family and they continue to pursue God in the unlikeliest of places. Contact Lisa.
Fred Muffet, Ministry Manager, Chapel Community Service (CCS)
Fred has lived in Barberton his whole life. He started attending The Chapel in 1986 when a cousin invited him to a Christmas Concert. In 2005 he and his wife, Sandy, went to serve in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina, expecting to stay a week. That effort turned into 14 months of service in Mississippi, and the eventual formation of Chapel Community Service.
Fred has two grown children, and two teenage grandchildren. He has been married to Sandy for 26 years, and will be with her for eternity. Most of my working career was self-employed in the construction industry. Today he specializes in “get it done.” He now works for Christ. Contact Fred.
Sandy Muffet, Ministry Manager, Chapel Community Service (CCS)
Sandy was born in Akron, Ohio. She grew up in Manchester and graduated in 1977. In 1978 she met Fred Muffet while working at a restaurant that he frequented. In 1986 they were married at a hot air balloon rally in Coshocton.
Sandy has worked in restaurants, been a freelance court reporter and a property manager while assisting Fred in his excavating/construction business.
She enjoys riding motorcycles, camping, hiking, traveling, Bible studies, music, bonfires, working in the yard and visiting with friends. Her passions are helping victims of natural disasters and facilitating healing classes for post-abortive women.
She has one son in heaven, two step-daughters and two grandkids. Contact Sandy.
Margaret Matasic, Director, Through the Roof Ministries
Margaret is married to Paul for over 35 years. They have two sons, Mike and Steve. Both are married and live in NE Ohio. They are enjoying their first grandson Braeden who is one-year-old.
She has a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and a degree in Allied Health Management. She served as the director of Joni and Friends Disability outreach for ten years. She is currently the director of Through the Roof Ministries a local non-profit disability organization.
Margaret joined the Chapel team in 1999. Her passion is to reach out with the love of Jesus to those affected by disabilities. Contact Margaret.