Staff - David Loar, Lead Pastor
David Loar has been the lead pastor of Fairlawn West Church since 1995.
He has been serving local United Church of Christ congregations since 1975.
You can visit his
blog and his
family's web sites.
Presently David is the president of Interfaith Hospitality Network of Summit County, part of the organizing committee for a new Akron ecumenical faith based organizing project, treasurer of the Firestone High School Soccer Booster Club, and the annual leader of the Fairlawn West Canoe Club whitewater canoe trips.
He is a graduate of Eden Theological Seminary, a UCC related seminary in Webster Groves, MO (a suburb of St. Louis) and Hanover College in Hanover, IN.
does a lot of ministry in conversation with folks numerous days of the week at the Nervous Dog Coffee Bar
(at 1520 West Market Street about a mile east of the Fairlawn West bldg), and he
is specifically there every Friday afternoon 1:30-4:30 pm.
has some avocations beyond canoeing of swimming, hiking, gardening, and singing.
wife Martha (a 1st grade teacher at Old Trail School) are the parents of Kate who is a student at Heidelberg College in Tiffin, OH and Molly who is a student at the Firestone High School Visual & Performing Arts School
in the "good old days" at Eden Seminary