Leadership at The Gathering

Jesus taught that the path to greatness is through servanthood. We believe that true leadership is a process of

giving oneself away for the good of others. Each person who serves in a leadership role at The Gathering is committed

to serving as many as possible so that they can empower God's people to do God's work. Because The Gathering

is committed to leadership through teamwork, we have several teams who work in different areas to provide

effective guidance to our church family.

Staff Team

The staff and leadership here at The Gathering are comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them. You can contact the church office: email us or by phone: 937.435.8911.

  • David Rudd  - Lead Pastor  

    David Rudd has served as lead pastor since the spring of 2013. He and his wife, Marianne, have two children (Emma and Liam) and two dogs (their names aren't as important). David's desire is for The Gathering to be a place where anyone and everyone can experience the new life Jesus offers. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, writing, golfing and rooting for his favorite sports teams (Michigan State, Detroit Tigers/Lions/Red Wings & Liverpool Football Club).

    Contact David: david@thegatheringdayton.com

  • Steven Nuzzo - Connections Pastor  

    Steve Nuzzo has served at the Gathering since the spring of 2014. He and his wife Maria have two children. Steve grew up in the beautiful city of Tallmadge Ohio, but really loves the Dayton area. Steve is passionate about reaching those who don't know Jesus so that they can experience new life in Him. In his spare time he and his family enjoy traveling, hiking and watching movies.

    Contact Steve: steve@thegatheringdayton.com

  • Kelly Reser - Administrator for Childrens Ministry

    Kelly has enjoyed serving the kids and families of The Gathering since 2012. She is blessed to have her wonderful husband, Allen, serving with her. They have two awesome sons, Anthony and Jonathan. In her spare time, Kelly enjoys spending time taking walks, sitting around the fire pit (with s'mores, of course), and watching movies with family and friends. Kelly's desire is for the children of The Gathering to know Jesus as their "forever friend" and begin the journey of living out their faith by loving and serving others. 

    Contact Kelly: kelly@thegatheringdayton.com

  • Matthew Balogh - Pastor of Youth and Communications

    Matt has been with us since the spring of 2019.  Matt and his wife Paula have been given a heart to see the love of God grow in the hearts of young people.  Matt is a total nerd who enjoys just about every type of geek culture you can think of, has a blast cosplaying with his daughter,  loves cooking creative recipes fo this family, and quoting movies back and forth with his wife.  

    Contact Matt: matt@thegatheringdayton.com

  • Jon Holman - Worship Pastor

    Jon Holman has served as the worship pastor of The Gathering since spring of 2019. He and his wife, Bekah have one child named Ezra. Although he grew up in Missouri, he has lived in Ohio for 10 years and Dayton has become home. Jon enjoys  making videos, writing songs and spending time with his family. He loves getting to lead Sunday morning worship gatherings and serving the church how ever he can. Also, cows are his favorite animal.

    Contact Jon: Jon@thegatheringdayton.com