Leadership

Senior Pastors

Senior Pastors

Senior Pastor and Senior Sphere Leader Ryan Lowery

Ryan Lowery

Senior Pastor & Senior Sphere Leader

Ryan oversees all of Adult Ministry at Dwell. Ryan grew up in Columbus, graduated with a B.A. in history from The Ohio State University, and received a Master's from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Ryan came to Christ through Dwell's high school ministry in 1994, and has been learning about God and trying to grow with Him ever since. He and his wife Jess are now empty nesters. They live in Westerville where they lead a home church. Ryan spends most of his time working with his sphere's home church leaders, preparing classes and teaching at adult Central Teachings.

Senior Pastor Conrad Hilario

Conrad Hilario

Senior Pastor & Senior Sphere Leader

Conrad oversees our dynamic college ministry. He has a BA in History from The Ohio State University and also completed his M.A. He teaches Dwell's Leadership Training Class and college Central Teachings. Conrad and his wife Hilary have two children.

Pastoral Leadership

Pastoral Leaders

Senior Sphere Leader Scott Arnold

Scott Arnold

Senior Sphere Leader

Scott teaches at Dwell’s Franklinton (or West side) Central Teaching location. He also is the executive director of Central Ohio Youth for Christ, a partner with Dwell in urban youth work. Scott serves on the national YFC/USA board and on the advisory team of Mission Columbus. Scott received a psychology degree from Ohio State and Master's of biblical studies from Ashland Seminary. He and his wife, Annette, have been Dwell home church leaders and teachers for more than two decades. They have two children.

Josh Benadum

Josh Benadum

Elder & Senior Sphere Leader

Josh has served at Dwell in a volunteer capacity since 2008 and left his career as a high school history teacher to come on staff in 2012. Since completing his Masters at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School he has worked as a pastor overseeing our high school and college ministry, teaching classes and central teachings. He and his wife Meri lead a campus house church together, and have two energetic, beautiful daughters.

Gary DeLashmutt

Gary DeLashmutt

Founding Pastor

Gary is an author and Bible teacher. He and his wife, Bev, lead an adult home church in the Clinton Township area, and have raised up home church leaders and planted several home churches over the years. Gary holds a B.A. in history from Ohio State and an M.A. from Ashland Theological Seminary. They have two grown daughters, two sons-in-law, and four grandchildren - all of whom are involved in Dwell.

Senior Sphere Leader Ben Foust

Ben Foust

Senior Sphere Leader

Ben leads a sphere of adult home churches, teaches CT and classes, and leads the Pacesetters Seniors Ministry at Dwell. Originally from Worthington, Ben met Christ through a Dwell high school home church, and spent many years in the college ministry. Ben graduated from Capital University, and has an M.A. in Curriculum and Classroom Instruction from Ashland University. He also has an M.A. in Theological Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He and his wife, Sarah, live in Worthington and lead a home church. They have two children.

Elder & Senior Sphere Leader Chris Hearty

Chris Hearty

Elder & Senior Sphere Leader

Chris is a sphere leader in the College Ministry. He teaches Central Teachings as well as classes at Dwell. He is also currently in a Master's Program, from which he will soon graduate. He and his wife Lauren have two children.

Elder & Senior Sphere Leader Bret McCallum

Bret McCallum

Elder & Senior Sphere Leader

Bret graduated from The Ohio State University. He has been married to Gloria McCallum since 2006 and they have three children. He has been leading a high school home church since July 2004 and has been a home church leader in the Dwell college ministry since 2005. Bret has planted several student groups during his ministry that have gone on to plant their own groups. He began serving as a sphere leader in 2014 where he provides coaching for home church leaders. He joined the eldership team in 2017. He also has been involved in a local missions ministry team since 2020.

Founding Pastor Dennis McCallum

Dennis McCallum

Founding Pastor

Dennis is a lecturer, an author of several books, a teacher of leadership classes, a leader and teacher at the Campus Bible Study near Ohio State. As college home group leaders, he and his wife, Holly, have raised up leaders and planted several college home churches. Dennis holds a B.A. in history from Ohio State and an M.A. from Ashland Theological Seminary. They have three grown children and several grandchildren.

Elder & Senior Sphere Leader Kate Mizelle

Kate Mizelle

Elder & Senior Sphere Leader

Kate serves as a sphere leader over a combined high school, college, and adult sphere. Before coming on staff for Dwell, Kate studied microbiology at OSU and received her M.A. in theological studies from Trinity Evangelical and Divinity School. Kate has worked as a home church coach in the high school and college ministries and now oversees in adult ministry too. She also teaches classes in theology and apologetics. Kate and her husband Tommy have been married since 2015 and lead a home church together.

Sphere Leader Chris Risley

Chris Risley

Sphere Leader

Chris came to Christ in Dwell in 1998 and has been privileged to serve in a variety of roles in the church over the past 20+ years. Before becoming a sphere leader she graduated from OSU with a degree in psychology, had a career, stayed home with her 2 kids, and then began coaching and counseling for Dwell. She now leads with her husband, Scott, in both an adult sphere and a college-high sphere, as well as teaching classes and leading a college home church.

Scott RIsley

Scott Risley

Elder & Senior Sphere Leader

Scott has been part of the college ministry since 1996. He married his wife Chris in 2003 and they have two children. Before coming on staff as a sphere leader with the college group Scott studied computer science engineering at OSU and worked for several years in software consulting. He also earned an M.A. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Scott serves as an elder, oversees a sphere of college and high school home churches, teaches one of the college central teachings and also teaches a number of different classes at Dwell.

Elder & Senior Sphere Leader James Rochford

James Rochford

Elder & Senior Sphere Leader

James has served as a Senior Sphere Leader and elder in Dwell since 2012. He teaches classes in theology and apologetics, as well as weekly central teachings. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with a Master's in Theological Studies. He runs the apologetics website www.EvidenceUnseen.com, and he is the author of three books on apologetics, eschatology, and heaven: Evidence Unseen (2013), Endless Hope or Hopeless End (2016), and Too Good to be True? (2016). He and his wife Duyen have two children.

John Ross

John Ross

Elder & Senior Sphere Leader

John graduated from the Ohio State University in 2004, then worked as a journalist for Columbus Alive and Columbus Monthly until 2013. He later earned a master’s degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School after coming on staff at Dwell. He leads a home church in the college ministry, teaches leadership classes and co-leads a sphere of roughly 900 people. He and wife Caitlin have two wonderful daughters. The Rosses love creeking, hitting the beach, laughing together and wandering around in the woods.

Elder & Senior Sphere Leader Brian Runk

Brian Runk

Elder & Senior Sphere Leader

Brian was the junior high director for 7 years. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a B.A. in Philosophy. He has coached adult groups for several years and is co-leading a sphere in the Adult Ministry. He teaches classes at Dwell and regularly subs as a Central Teaching teacher. He and his wife Amanda have three children.

Senior Sphere Leader Mike Sullivan

Mike Sullivan

Senior Sphere Leader

Mike teaches adult central teachings and classes, and he leads a sphere in the adult ministry. Mike earned an M.Ed. in Math Education from The Ohio State University and has an M.A. in Christian Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Whenever he gets the chance, he loves to teach verse-by-verse courses on Bible books. He and his wife Edith have two daughters and have been married for more than 30 years.

Senior Sphere Leader Mike Woods

Mike Woods

Senior Sphere Leader

Mike splits his time between coaching and training adult home group leaders and supporting Dwell's expanding global partnerships. Mike grew up in the Columbus area, graduated with a B.A. in International Studies from The Ohio State University and is finishing his M.A. in Theological Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He came to faith in Christ through Dwell in 1983. He and his wife Laurel have been married for 34 years and have raised two children. Mike and Laurel served together as missionaries and have more than 3 decades of experience leading home churches.

Management Team

Management Team

Missions Division Coordinator Joe Botti

Joe Botti

Student Ministries Coordinator

Joe manages and administers the largest staffing group of the church. The ministries in his division include Oasis (children's program), Renegade, Middle School, High School and College ministries. He also oversees the Principals at Calumet Christian School and Akili Christian High School. Joe and his wife have the privilege of helping lead in a college home church as well.

Pastoral Support Coordinator Keegan Hale

Keegan Hale

Pastoral Support Coordinator

Keegan oversees the Pastoral Support division, which spans several departments including Adult Ministry, Pastoral Counseling, Ministry Teams, Information Communication & Technology (ICT), and Servant Team. Keegan and his wife, Mikie, also lead a group in college ministry.

Operations & Administration Coordinator Steve Bauer

Steve Bauer

Operations & Administration Coordinator

Steve leads the division in Dwell that provides "indirectly spiritual (i.e., business) support for the ministries of the church. He oversees our innovative budgetary and stewardship programs as well as finance & accounting, facilities and grounds across all our central Ohio locations, technical services for meetings, legal support and our office service staff. He is the Human Resource Director for the church. Steve also serves as corporate treasurer and secretary for Dwell and for Urban Concern. He and his wife Malia have led adult home churches and are active marriage mentors.

Missions Division Coordinator Dave Glover

Dave Glover

Missions Division Coordinator

Dave oversees the Missions Division. He is responsible for leading the Missions team, establishing budgets both locally and internationally, visiting and equipping our Global Partners and missionaries, developing and reviewing ministry plans, evaluating new partners and missionaries, providing pastoral support, and overseeing our Domestic Ministries. Dave and his wife Tracy have been in home church leadership for over 25 years. They currently serve in the college ministry.

Equipping Division Coordinator Pat Reeder

Pat Reeder

Equipping Division Coordinator

Pat oversees the Equipping Division, which includes our Adult Education Classes, Study Center (our church resource center and library) and book stores, our Master's Degree program, as well as our annual conference. Pat brings education experience from teaching college courses at Ohio State and Kenyon College. He has a Ph.D. in Philosophy and an M.Sc. in Mathematics from OSU. With his wife Abbi, Pat helps lead a home church of young professionals.