Pastors & Staff

Dave Welsch

Senior Pastor

Pastor Dave and his family joined us in 2018. He and his wife Trisha met in high school. They have been blessed with 6 children, Reagan, Grant, Madison, Lincoln, Jevonte and Hakeem. In 2019 God led the Welsch’s to begin fostering, in October of 2020 they adopted Jevonte and Hakeem from the foster care system.

Pastor Dave started his ministry as a youth pastor and has pastored churches in Burlington, MA (suburb of Boston) and Chattanooga, TN. He has been in full-time ministry for over a decade, has a Bachelors in Pastoral Theology and a Masters of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry in Expository Preaching from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dave is passionate about making disciples and is a faithful expositor of God’s Word.

Bryan Shuler

Worship and Young Adults Pastor

Bryan came on staff at First Baptist Heath in January 2021. He and his wife, Maria, moved here from New Orleans, where they were students at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Bryan is passionate about the local church. He loves the worship arts and young adult ministries. He enjoys reading, nature activities, drawing, and playing cards and boardgames.

Bryan has a BMA in Worship Arts with an emphasis in Classical Guitar from Oklahoma Baptist University, an MA in Theology from NOBTS, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology.

Rob Hare

Discipleship and Missions Pastor

Rob joined the staff of First Baptist Heath in spring of 2013 and is passionate about making disciples of all ages and all nations, for God’s glory, starting here in Heath, Ohio. Beyond spending time with family, Rob enjoys college football, Cubs baseball, traveling, trivia, and many cups of coffee. Rob and Marci met while studying together in seminary and have been married since 2008. They have two sons, Joel and Jonah, and a daughter, Lia-Joan as well as the blessing of being foster parents since 2017.

Rob has a B.A. in Philosophy and Religious Studies, an M.Div. in People Group Strategies from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and a M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lindsey Wilson College. 

Reagan Olejarczyk

Youth Pastor

Pastor Reagan came to FBCH in 2019 just after graduating with a Bachelor’s degree. He is currently pursuing a Masters Of Divinity from  the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reagan’s passion to serve God and passion for youth has grown while serving 7 years at Christian youth camps through counseling and discipleship. Reagan is passionate about youth and gifted at building relationships and counseling youth.
Reagan and his wife live in Heath, OH.
Pastor Reagan and his wife Michelle met while working at a Christian camp in 2016. They dated while he was in college until they were married in 2019.  Hobbies include games, sports, spending time with friends and family, and traveling.

Scott Parry

Church Administrator

Scott and Heather have been married since 1993. They have a daughter Morgan and a son Isaac. Scott came to First Baptist Heath in 2009. He enjoys spending time with his family and the outdoors. Scott received his degree in Accounting from The Ohio State University. Scott and his family live in Heath, OH.

Cindy Bailey

Children's Ministry Director

Chip and Cindy have been married since 1991. They have three sons, Conner, Caleb and Curtis. Cindy came to FBCH in 2016. She enjoys spending time with her family, long walks and watching her kids play sports.
Cindy has a BA in Music Ed. along with 16 years experience in daycare and serving in the children’s and youth department. The Baileys live in Heath, Ohio

Jamie Huston

Church Secretary

Jamie and Kyle have been married since 2007. They have two sons, Chesney and Trenton and a daughter, Autumn. Jamie and her family began attending church at First Baptist Heath early summer 2019 when they moved back to Ohio. Jamie received her degree in Business Administration from Ohio University.