Brunswick Reformed Church 

 where the love of Jesus is transforming lives

Brunswick Reformed Church 

 where the love of Jesus is transforming lives

Brunswick Reformed Church 

 where the love of Jesus is transforming lives


The Consistory is the governing body in churches of the Reformed Church in America, consisting of the Elders, Deacons and Pastors. Elders give spiritual oversight to the church, while Deacons have responsibilities for ministries of compassion and financial oversight. Together with the Pastors as non-voting members of consistory, they give oversight to BRC’s future. Elders and Deacons serve for a three year term.

Kathy Rounds
Head Elder, Vice President of Consistory

Kathy has been a member of BRC for many years. She said, "I consider it a blessing to have been raised at BRC. I love the heart of BRC and the people." Kathy has served with the Youth ministry, For His Glory board, and several Renewal Teams. She has taught Sunday School, been involved in Adult classes, and a part of Potters Workshop. She served as a Deacon, Elder and is once again on the Elder board. Kathy lives in Brunswick and is employed as the Office Manager at Abraham Buick GMC Inc. in Elyria, Ohio. 

Marvin Rogers

Marvin began attending BRC with his wife Susan in 2010. They have been married for 36 years and have two children Jonathan and Kaleigh.
Marvin retired  in 2020 after working 30 years with Progressive. Susan is a recently retired Critical Care nurse.
Marvin has facilitated several  bible study/ small groups and he is a member of the Worship Team. He has also  assisted with the Men’s Renewal weekend, Vacation Bible School and the Adopt-a-Staff program. Marvin enjoys working outdoors and helping with the Green Thumb team.  He  recently served a three year term as a BRC  Deacon from 2019 to 2021. There, he served as Head Deacon , Deacon of Care and Clerk of Consistory.   Marvin said  that he is happy to serve again with the Consistory  as an Elder and is excited to see how the Lord will use this church to build His kingdom!

Don Poest
Elder, Classis Delegate, Regional Synod Delegate

Don began attending BRC in 1978 when he was called to be the lead pastor. He filled that role until his retirement in September 2016. He then served for thirteen months as interim General Secretary of our denomination before retiring back in Brunswick. He and his wife Cathy have two sons in pastoral ministry and three grandchildren he loves to spoil. Don is involved in Bible study groups and prayer ministry at BRC, and provides our lawn care. He is still involved in some denominational work, and loves to pray with and encourage other pastors. 

Mark Herbert
Elder, Clerk of Elders

Mark has been a member of BRC since 1992. He was drawn to BRC by its Bible based sermons. He has served on the Consistory in the past as a Deacon and Elder. Mark has served on several Men’s Renewal teams and is currently a Kids Hope mentor and serves on the Thursday night GFF team. He has been married to wife Pam for 44 years and has two grown sons. Mark lives in Brunswick and has been retired for 1 year after working as an engineer at Geon and McGean for 40+ years. “I look forward to seeing God working in and through His people here at BRC.”

Guy Lenart
Elder, Sacraments

Guy is a longtime member (since 1990) of Brunswick Reformed Church. He retired from Ford Motor Co. as a Tooling Engineer in January 2019. He's been married to wife, Candice, for 38 years. They have three grown children and attend the 9am service. He is currently on the Board of Love Inc. of Medina County and has been involved in numerous BRC Ministries over the years with Men's Renewal being the highlight. Guy loves Jesus and everything about BRC, it's family, it's home!

Jeff Toom
Deacon, Deacon of Finance

Jeff has been attending BRC since 1981 and has served as our Treasurer since 1995.  Jeff also served as a Youth Group and Small Group leader.  Currently Jeff participates in the Tech Worship Team, as a mentor to a first grader in BRC’s Kid’s Hope Ministry and assists his wife, Cindy, with our Operation Christmas Child Ministry in the fall.  Jeff is a Sr. Business Analyst for OEConnection where he has worked for 16 years and is the proud father of three sons, prouder grandfather of three grandsons and coming in July ‘23 – a granddaughter.  “It is my joy to serve in the ministries of BRC as my response to God’s love and blessings in my life.  BRC is my church and also my family.”

Sheryl Feeney
Deacon, Clerk of Consistory, Clerk of Deacons, Deacon of Care

Sheryl has been a member of BRC for 17 years and usually attends the 11am service. She has been part of Kids Hope, God’s Friends Forever, Vacation Bible School, the Hospitality Committee, and faithfully attends Sunday School. She has been married to her husband Keith for 30 years and they have two children, Kathryn and Carolyn. Sheryl retired from The MetroHealth System in 2019 where she worked as a nurse. She is a now a full time Nursing Professor and Nursing Resource Lab Manager at Cleveland State University.  

Jason Palmer
Head Deacon, Deacon of Property-Exterior

Jason Palmer attended his first BRC service on Thanksgiving Eve in 2005 and became a member in 2010. He married his wife Alexa in 2010 and they have a son, Jaron. They are enjoying raising him in the same church Alexa grew up in. 
Since 2005, Jason has been involved in several ministries including Men's Renewal, the Children's ministry, Vacation Bible School, various Bible Studies, and Night to Shine. This is his second term as deacon and he is looking forward to serving in this role again. 
He has spent his career in the trades and is currently employed at LEC Construction LLC. When he’s not working as a tradesman, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar with friends and on the BRC worship team, and enjoys outside activities like fishing, kayaking and riding dirt bikes.

Renee Garapic
Deacon, Deacon of 

Renee started attending BRC around 2001 and has been a member since 2012. She attends the 11am service. Renee has been involved with Vacation Bible School, a Titus 2 Bible study and served as a volunteer for the Nursery Ministry for many years until recently when she became the lead of the Nursery Ministry. She is currently attending small group Bible studies. Renee and her husband Mike have been married for 27 years and live in Medina with their two sons, Joe and Anthony. Although there are many churches in Medina, Renee chose to stay here because the “people of BRC make you feel welcome and part of the BRC church family.” She works as a Fraud Analyst for the State of Ohio.

James Nixon
Deacon, Deacon of 

Jamie started attending BRC in late 2018 after moving back to Ohio from Dallas, Texas and formally joined the church in 2019. He has been active in church projects, Bible and Book studies, and usually attends the 11am service with his Mother Suzanne Jeffery who now resides with him in Strongsville. In addition to church activities, he is also active in Rotary and many community charitable events. Jamie enjoys spending time with his two children, Jessica and Joshua, their spouses, and his Granddaughter Lydia. In his free time, he does competitive Target Archery with his father, Allen. He strongly believes that the many blessings in his life come completely from The Lord and he strives to serve him in any way he is called.