A former meeting planner, I’ve been with Celebration since the fall of 2013. I am here in the office Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9am-2pm!
David Strieter is a music director, studio musician, and arranger/composer, worship leader, and teacher. He has served on the staff of Good Soil Lutheran Ministries, HOPE Christian Church, Fairlawn Lutheran Church, Bay Presbyterian Church, St. Paul Lutheran Church and St. James Lutheran Church, as well as countless special music presentations at Northeast Ohio area churches. David also plays keyboards for several Cleveland area bands and has been the accompanist for many theatrical productions.
Rev. Dr. Marilyn Matevia
Marilyn Matevia, PhD, is a “second career” pastor who was ordained in October 2021. Celebration Lutheran Church is her first call. Previously, she studied animal behavior and worked in the behavioral sciences for many years – including a position working on a sign language study with gorillas Koko, Michael and Ndume. In 2012 she completed a PhD in environmental and animal ethics at Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA. She entered part-time seminary studies through Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in 2017. Pastor Marilyn coordinates Holy Hikes-Northeast Ohio, and also teaches Christian Ethics, and Religion and Ecology on a part-time basis.