Pastor Ruth Solo
Ruth Solo felt a call to become a pastor when she was 15, but it took years for her to act on that call. Ruth began attending Monroe Street Church in 1978. With her youngest a senior in high school, Ruth was ready to leave her job in social services and attend seminary. She started pastoring during seminary and served several churches over the next 23 years.
After retiring in 2019, Ruth and her husband, Rich, returned to Monroe Street Church. Ruth began helping and volunteering. She was acting interim director at the Monroe Street Neighborhood Center in 2022 for four months when asked to consider being a part-time pastor at Monroe Street. After prayer and discussion with Rich, she said yes. “It is an honor to be asked to serve as a pastor at the church that sent me into ministry so many years ago.”
Liz Sheets, Administrative Assistant
Liz Sheets is a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church. She feels blessed to be a part of the church’s music ministries and public relations, marketing, and outreach teams in the West and East Ohio Conferences. She served on the Reconciling Congregation’s Board in the mid-1990s.
Liz served as a teacher and then public relations/marketing coordinator for the Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Wood Lane) for more than twenty-five years. She is excited to begin her position as the church’s Administrative Assistant.
Liz’s office hours will be Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feel free to stop in and say “hi.”