Staff

Senior Minister:
Rev. Roger Osgood – Pastor Roger came to Heights CC in September 2006 after having served at our sister church, Disciples Christian Church in Cleveland Heights, while in seminary.  In addition to the normal Sunday duties of a pastor, he also sings in the church choir and plays guitar for HCC’s Sunday morning band.  He and his wife, Debbie, have two grown sons (Alex and Mark) and three grandsons (Liam and, twins, Owen and Max).  Pastor Roger and Debbie enjoy biking, traveling, gardening, and the theater.

Director of Music Ministries:  

Dr. Irwin Shung – Irwin Shung is our keyboardist and choir director!  Although Irwin is classically trained, he enjoys all kinds of music.  When not practicing, he spends as much time as possible with his wife and newborn daughter, little Sofi.  Irwin also serves as the president of the Northeast Ohio Music Teachers’ Association, as well as the artistic director of the Resonance Masters’ Series near Seattle.  He earned his D.M.A. in Piano Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2015.

 

Director of Congregational Development:
Dr. Kate Gillooly  – Kate joined our staff in June 2016 as part-time Director of Congregational Development. She focuses on strengthening the church’s educational programs and on community engagement. She has worked in Christian Formation and Congregational Development since 1987, serving churches in the United Methodist, American Baptist and Episcopal traditions.  Kate earned her Master of Ministry from Ursuline College and her Doctor of Ministry in Congregational Development from Bexley Seabury Seminary. When not at HCC, Kate has directed the Deacon Formation program and Lay Preaching College for the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio, and taught  courses at Ursuline College and Bexley Seabury Seminary. Hobbies include musical theatre, yoga, and poetry. She and her husband, Greg, have two young adult sons (Ben and Alex) and live in Cleveland Heights with their aging cat, Yana.

Office Manager:
Kese Webb – with over 20 years experience at HCC, Kese is the go to person for projects great and small and the voice that answers the phone when you call.  She lives with her husband, daughter, and dog, Shelby.