About Us

OURVISION


Our passion is to see that as a follower of Jesus you Crossover to Your Destiny by:

-Discovering and living out your purpose
-Recognizing and receiving every promise. 
-Pursuing and declaring the reason for hope.

OURVALUES


We desire to:

-Live God first lives.
-Live lives of honor.
-Be generous while practicing wise stewardship.
-Be Scripture fed and Spirit led.
-Embrace future thinking.
-Be Mission focused.
-Be Growth oriented.
-Practice Integrity through accountability.

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Pastor Jonathan
Lead Pastor

jonathan.buckland@yourbridgechurch.com , @jonbuck81

-Master of Arts in Ministerial Leadership; Southeastern University

-Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management & Leadership; Concordia University 

-Associates of Arts in Biblical Studies; Indiana Bible College 

Pastor Jonathan has been involved in many different aspects of ministry from a very young age. He spent a majority of his childhood with his parents doing missions work internationally. Upon returning to the United States he has served as the youth pastor at a church in Newport News, VA as well as the lead pastor at a church in Marietta, OH before relocating to Northeast Ohio to plant The Bridge Church. Pastor Jonathan is an avid runner and all around Cleveland sports fan. He loves to travel and experience new adventures wherever they can be discovered. 

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Pastor Jessica
Operations Director

jessica.buckland@yourbridgechurch.com, @jessicabuckland, jessicabuckland.com

-Master of Arts in Family Studies, Concordia University

-Certified Family Life Educator; National Council of Family Relations

-Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; Marietta College

Jessica was born and raised in Marietta, Ohio, where her Father and Mother pastored a church. She regularly runs marathons and believes that mind, body, and spirit balance, wholeness, and wellness can be found for every individual. She wears the colors of all of the Cleveland sports teams with pride, and is the #1 little league sports fan on the Westshore. She finds true fulfillment in helping others discover and become their best, most authentic selves. Her driving force in life is leading other to cross over to the destiny that God has for them. Jessica has served in various roles in the body of Christ and is a firm believer in being planted in, serving in, and flourishing in a local church. The greatest treasure in her life is her husband, who coincidentally gave her the 2 best gifts she's ever received, sons Reese (DOB: 5/2005) and Gentry (DOB 12/2007).

Jessica is also an employee of the Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) Women in Transition Program which provides grant funded information, support, and referrals to women seeking education, direction, empowerment, and help to move forward with their lives. 

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John Rogers
Service Director

john.rogers@yourbridgechurch.com

-Master of Science in Computer Science, University of Michigan

-Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, University of Michigan 

John serves as the Service Director at The Bridge Church. He is responsible for the overall coordination and implementation of a Sunday worship service. Growing up in Michigan (don't hold it against him), he has served in various ministries and leadership roles. Soon after John met the love of his life, Kathleen Rogers, he moved to Cleveland and made northeast Ohio his home. 

John has worked for 15 years in the Information Technology industry, and currently serves as an executive at a local leading medical device company.

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Dr. Kathy Rogers
Technology Director

kathleen.rogers@yourbridgechurch.com

-Doctor of Internal Medicine, specialized in Geriatric Medicine; St. Vincent Charity Medical Center; MetroHealth Medical Center

-Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery; Kasturba Medical School, India 

Kathleen serves as the Technology Director at the Bridge Church. She works with the creative arts team and oversees social media, video production, and photography ministries. Kathy has a heart for women and works closely with the leadership of the Pursue Women's ministry. 

Kathy was born in India and raised in the Middle East for 16 years. She survived the Gulf War and brings a unique perspective and testimony. She currently serves Cleveland as a board certified Internal Medicine physician, with a specialization in Geriatric Medicine.

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Aaron Pitts
Student Ministry Team Lead

aaron.pitts@yourbridgechurch.com

-Bachelor of Science in Accounting

-Bachelor of Arts in Finance 

Aaron was born in Steubenville Ohio and spent most of his childhood in Marion Ohio. He fell in love with sports at an early age and played collegiate football for Youngstown State University. He now is an avid Cleveland sports fan and tries to catch games whenever he gets a chance. He realized early on his passion for the ministry and has served in many capacities from usher to a member of the worship team. 

Aaron now serves as the Student Ministry Team Lead. He has a heart for the youth, and enjoys their weekly classes on Sundays along with once a month youth connects. He may be the biggest kid of them all, but he loves serving the youth in anyway possible.

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Hannah Pitts
First Impressions Team Lead

hannah.pitts@yourbridgechurch.com

-Bachelors of Exercise and Movement Science

Hannah leads the First Impression team at the Bridge Church. She coordinates the team of volunteers you meet see as you walk in the doors of the Bridge. Her team is uniquely made up of individuals who love to serve and love to help new guests and current members feel at home with us. Born and raised in Columbus, Hannah took her education to Vermont where she studied Exercise and Movement Science. A dedicated health and wellness professional, she has a passion to help anyone around her become a better version of themselves.

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Melisa Feliciano
BridgeKidz/Babiez Team Lead

Melisa was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Melisa has served the church since she was twelve years old. Her service invludes working with children in the nursery, serving as a Sunday school teacher, and even directing the youth department of a growing church. Currently she serves as the team lead for Bridge Kidz and Babiez. Her passion for kids, coupled with her understanding that our children are the future drives her to provide a foundation that will help children crossover to their destiny. Melisa also hopes that being around kids will help to keep her young!

Melisa has been married for 32 years and has 1 son. Next to God, her family is the most important thing in her life. Being Self-employed allows her flexibility to serve her family and the church.

Melisa also has an herbal certification and enjoys learning and sharing knowledge about health and wellness.