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Meet the Staff
Rev. John Suguitan is a Specific Ministry Pastor (SMP) in the Lutheran Church Missouri-Synod. He has a specific focus on Inner-City ministries.
He has been serving Prince of Peace Lutheran Church for over 20 years. He is humbled and honored to serve Prince of Peace and all of its members and ministries in Over-the-Rhine.
Katrina is a long time member of Prince of Peace and has faithfully served His church and His people.
She coordinates the Wednesday night meals at Prince of Peace with all outside churches, organizations, or individuals.
We are so grateful for Katrina for her faith service with joy and gladness to Prince of Peace for these many years.
LEADER - WEDNESDAY NIGHT MEALS
Sandy Crowell is the Kid's Church leader on Sunday mornings. Sandy comes to us with an incredible background in Education. She has a wide range of background in teaching in the city of Cincinnati.
Her background and experience in working with kids in this city has greatly improved the ways in which Kids Church topics are delivered.
Sandy's creativity and heart to serve children in Over-the-Rhine is an incredible gift to Prince of Peace.
LEADER - KID'S CHURCH
Monica Hedges-Wrentz, Program Coordinator for The Bridge Ministry and Life Coach for women participating in the Welcome Home Collaborative Program, was raised in Mt. Auburn (a stone's throw from OTR) is proud to return to the community and assist and provide resources to the most vulnerable; the homeless population.
Her background in working with individuals with Mental Health, and Substance Use Disorders is pivotal to the work she does with Prince of Peace.
PROGRAM COORDINATOR & LIFE COACH
Carol currently serves as treasurer at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and also heads up The Bridge Ministry on Mondays from 11am to 2pm. She also works part-time for the Hamilton County Retired Teachers Association and for the Ambassadors Condominium Association. Carol is grateful for the opportunity to “serve the Lord with gladness”.
Carol retired in 2012 after 42 years as a speech-language pathologist and administrator. She worked at the Hearing Speech and Deaf Center previously known as the Cincinnati Speech and Hearing Center and at the Cincinnati Public Schools. (Also previously in Philadelphia. Carol has two (2) adult children and one college aged grandchild.
TREASURER & BRIDGE MINISTRY LEADER
Pastor Larry leads the Saturday & Sunday morning FREE breakfast Mercy-Ministry for those experiencing homelessness at Prince of Peace. He is well known in Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine and serves the homeless community for many years. He has been partnership with Prince of Peace since 2020.
Pastor Larry is also the Founder and President of Servants to the Least of These Community Outreach (STLT), which is a 501-c3 non-profit organization that has been in service to the Downtown Cincinnati area for more than eight years. We are blessed to be in partnership with Pastor Larry and his wonderful Mercy-Ministry serving the inner-city of Cincinnati.
PASTOR & MERCY MINISTRY LEADER
Verses that Resonate with Us
Show hospitality one to another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms (...) by the strength that God provides- in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ.
1 PETER 4:9-11 ESV
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.
MATTHEW 25:35-36 ESV
For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.
1 CORINTHIANS 13:12 ESV
Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.' And he laid his hands on them and went away.
MATTHEW 19:13-15 ESV
 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
JEREMIAH 29:11 ESV
 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
GALATIANS 6:2 ESV