Pastor Dave McClellan
Pastor Dave McClellan

My name is Dave McClellan and I'm the pastor. My wife Karen and I believe God prepared us for this big challenge and we love the job! After growing up in small churches (as a pastor's kid), being on staff at The Chapel in Akron for 9 years, and then at our parent church; Riverwood for 4, I've been able to gain a really broad band of experience in church life. 

I grew up in the Seattle area (before coffee was big), went to college at Grace College (B.A. Speech Communications) and Denver Seminary (M.Div). In 2009 I completed a Ph.D. at in Rhetoric and Communication from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Communication fascinates me, and I love to see it done creatively. I've been married to Karen for 28 years and we have two kids, Kelsey (25), and Kyle (22).

I love preaching and teaching, Jeeps, backpacking, working around the house, and most everything outdoors.  You can e-mail me at dmcclellan@tinkerscreek.com


Matt Fleagle leads worship most every Sunday.  Matt's versatility on banjo, keyboard, guitar and mandolin lends a folksy spirit to our worship.  Matt's leadership goes beyond musical skill to draw us into wholehearted worship. When he's not playing an instrument, Matt is likely teaching English or hanging out with kids at Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy.  Matt's married to Lizzie and lives in Cuyahoga Falls.