Jefferson Ellis, Pastor of Hanover Presbyterian Church
CCO staff, 1997-2006 (Youngstown State University and Washington & Jefferson College)
One of the first things we did when we came here was to invite congregation members to have pizza with the pastor. We invited them to play football with us in our backyard. People thought that was revolutionary, but to us, it just made sense. My involvement with the CCO made me think more incarnationally. Being on CCO staff and being part of the ministry as a student was better preparation for pastoral ministry than seminary.