Normandy’s full time and part time staff and ministers are dedicated to serving the needs of the Church and Community. We would be happy to talk to you and help you in any way we can! Feel free to call the church and speak with our receptionist, or you may contact a staff member directly below.
Church Office Hours: 8:30am – 12 Noon and 1:00 pm – 4:30pm Monday-Friday Phone: 937-433-1636
Jim Riggs, Senior Pastor
Jim is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a BS in Business Administration with majors in Accounting and Operation Research. He graduated from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio in 1987, receiving the Master of Divinity Degree. In 2010, he became Senior Pastor at Normandy. Jim and his wife Phyllis have been married for over 30 years, and are the parents of two college-aged sons. Jim’s current favorite YouTube Christian Music Video is For King and Country’s ‘Shoulders’ and his favorite Bible Verse is Mark 1:8 – “I baptize you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit”. Email Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theresa Adkins, Administrative Assistant
Theresa is a graduate of Wright State University with a BS in Finance and has worked at Normandy since 2009. She has been married for over thirty years to her best friend, Tom. As a lifelong United Methodist she feels very at home working at Normandy and enjoys living in the Washington Township community. Though not in the Bible, the phrase that runs her work life is: Warning: dates on calendar are closer than they appear! Email Theresa at email@example.com.
Dr. Brian Cashwell, Music Accompanist
Brian has a doctorate in piano performance from The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, a masters in music from the University of Georgia, and a bachelor of music from Florida State University. He is currently serving as a piano instructor, jazz piano instructor, and accompanist at Wright State University, where he also teaches classic piano, jazz history, jazz improvisation, and world music courses. He is the jazz piano instructor at Central State University, and applied piano instructor at The University of Dayton. In the summers, he also performs as a guest artist for the Miami Valley Jazz Camp. Equally at home in both the jazz and classical idioms, he maintains an active schedule performing in a variety of musical roles. He has a son, Evan.
Rick Lewis, Director of Music Ministry and Youth
Rick attended his first choir rehearsal when he was 2 months old and has not stopped since. Thanks to talented parents and terrific music teachers and mentors, he has been led to directing and creating choral, handbell, and musical groups as a ministry in the church. God opened the opportunity for him to serve at Normandy in 1998 as handbell director and in 2001 as choir and music director. He reminds us that we are commanded by scripture to sing and make a joyful noise to the Lord. From timeless hymns to newer choral works and modern music, there is a song for everyone to sing – whether you sing along or sing in your heart as you listen. A favorite verse is from Paul’s letter to the church at Ephesus; “… Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Ephesians 5:18b-20.) We strive for excellence in all things, and all things to God’s glory!
Rick took the position of Youth Director in the spring of 2016. Having always enjoyed working with kids and loving their enthusiasm and energy, he brings his own version of that to our youth. Using 1 Timothy 4:12 as a guiding verse, our youth are active in service at Normandy, in our community, and around the world through mission projects such as 30-Hour Famine, Operation Christmas Child, and other opportunities. Working with various mission/outreach teams of the church they regularly participate in local programs assisting young and old in our community. In-depth Bible study and numerous fun activities fill Sunday evening Youth Fellowship time (Sept-June). Any youth from 6 th – 12 th grade are welcome! “Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12
Email Rick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amy Reese, Director of Children's Ministries
Amy and her husband Tim have been members of Normandy for 21 years. Their children Brandon, Jordan and Hannah have grown up at Normandy and now attend college. Amy joined the staff in 2004 as the Director of Children’s Ministries and has enjoyed watching the children grow in their faith and love of God. Her favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13. Email Amy at email@example.com.
Nicole Tracey, Nursery Provider
Nicole has worked in the Nursery on Sunday mornings since 2002. She loves watching and meeting new children to whom she can become a role model. She says that the only hard part of her job is watching the children move onto the next class room. The hardest part of her job is letting go. She attended Cincinnati State to achieve a CDA in early childhood education. She is married and lives in Monroe, OH. She has four lovely kids of her own, and a step-son who lives in FL. She also currently has a dog named Chloe. She lives by the Bible verse from Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”.
Chris Eddington, Facilities and Maintenance Coordinator
Chris is a graduate of Wright State University with a BA in History. He earned his Master’s degree in Information Science from Kent State University. An employee of Normandy since 2012, Chris has been a member of the church for over 30 years. He has a wife, Sarah, and two young children who keep him busy. Though a church is not defined by its facility, Chris is passionate about the Normandy building and it’s historical significance. His favorite bible verse is Matthew 6:25-27-“…Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?”