Our Clergy

CLAYCOMB-JudyReverend Judy Wismar Claycomb, Lead Pastor

Rev. Claycomb is a native of Cleveland Heights.  In 2015, she completed service as the Firelands District Superintendent, a post which she had held since 2009.  Prior to that she was the pastor of Westlake United Methodist Church.  She has served as chaplain for Hospice of Medina County, and has pastored the York UMC near Medina and First United Methodist Church, Oberlin.  She received her M.Div. from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and her B.A. from Allegheny College. She is married to Michael Claycomb, a retired autoworker.  They are the parents of two young adults:  Kara and A.J.
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Reverend Andy Call, Pastor of
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Rev. Call comes to us from Oberlin First United Methodist Church, where he has served as pastor since 2012.  Prior to that, Andy was the Associate at Westlake UMC for Music and Worship.  He received his M.Div. from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio, a Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting from The Ohio State University, and a B.A. from Miami University.  He was fully ordained at the East Ohio Annual Conference on June 16, 2015.  Andy and his wife, Jennifer, are the parents of three children:  Wesley (10), Eliot (8), and Mirabella (4).  Jennifer is employed as the Artistic Director of the Oberlin Choristers.  Email Rev. Call.

COVAULT-DIANNE-337Reverend Dianne Tobey Covault, Pastor of Discipleship and Spiritual Formation 

Rev. Dianne Tobey Covault graduated from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in 2003. During seminary she served as a pastor intern at the Presbyterian Homes Continuing Care Facility in Evanston. When her husband Corbin became a professor of physics at CWRU, they moved to Cleveland, where Dianne served as an intern at Nottingham UMC, then as Youth Ministry Coordinator at Church of the Redeemer.  In 2008 she became Associate Pastor of First United Methodist Church in Elyria.  She was fully ordained at the East Ohio Annual Conference on June 16, 2015.  She and her husband have three daughters, Linnea, Glennis and Estelle. Email Rev. Covault.

annich2Reverend Lois Annich, Pastoral Counselor

The Rev. Lois Annich is an ordained Presbyterian minister and a Pastoral Counselor and Fellow in The American Association of Pastoral Counselors. She provides pastoral counseling to meet a strong need for outreach and ministry in the Heights area. Counseling is covered by client fees and insurance where applicable, and there is an anonymous scholarship fund so that parishioners can avail themselves of this service. To reach Rev. Annich, please call (216) 373-2660. Email Rev. Annich.

YOOST-CHARLESDr. Charles D. Yoost, Pastor Emeritus

Charles D. Yoost retired in 2015 after serving 17 years as Senior Pastor of Church of the Saviour. During his tenure the church completed a multi-function building addition including contemporary worship space, modern classrooms, and a new library.   Prior to his appointment at this church, Dr. Yoost was Mansfield District Superintendent in the East Ohio United Methodist Conference.  He has also served churches in Youngstown and Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.  Dr. Yoost is a graduate of the University of Akron and Boston University School of Theology.  He has served as Chair of the East Ohio Conference Board of Congregational Development and is a frequent leader of workshops on discipleship and church growth.  A trustee of Ohio Northern University, Dr. Yoost has been published in the New International Lesson Annual, Daily Bible Study, Mature Years, and Circuit Rider magazine.  Email Dr. Yoost