Staff

Staff

Lead Pastor

Jason Rehmel

I love being with people. I also love being a pastor – though at times I feel I am a very unlikely one. I’ve been told I look more like a biker, a bouncer, “Opie” from Sons of Anarchy or Dave Grohl (my heartfelt apologies go out to both of those guys if they are offended). Look for me if you ever decide to check Eastside out! I’ll buy you a cup of coffee! I’ve been married for over 20…
Executive Pastor

Jay Hess

I grew up attending Eastside in the 90’s and it ended up becoming a place where I found friends, my wife Melissa, Jesus, and a place to belong. After graduating from Milford in 2000, I studied at Cincinnati Christian University. After serving at a church in Virginia for 6 years and traveling for a non-profit for 9 years, I found my way back home at Eastside in 2019. As Executive Pastor, you’ll find me doing quite a bit behind the…
Creative Arts Pastor

Brock Heitkamp

As Worship Pastor, Brock is in charge of all things music. This doesn’t just mean that he strums a guitar and sings either! Brock leads a large group of volunteers who give their time every week in order to make our weekend experience happen. Whether it’s learning music, practicing music, setting up the auditorium or running various forms of tech this team makes it happen. Brock is also the husband to a lovely wife named Allie and together they have…
Children’s Pastor

Abby Weinberger

Abby is the Children’s Pastor here at Eastside. Her goal is to provide kids with a place where they can discover who God is and lay a firm faith foundation while also having lots of fun! Abby has been in the Cincinnati area her whole life and graduated from Lakota West High School in 2014. She then went to Milligan College in Johnson City, TN where she studied Children’s Ministry and graduated in 2018. While in Tennessee, she had the…
Student Ministry Director

Lucas Sagraves

Lucas serves as the Student Ministry Director here at Eastside. His biggest passion is to help students find their place within the story of God, and to help them take ownership of their faith during these incredibly formative years. He also wants to help support them to lead and show God to their peers. Lucas grew up in the Cincinnati area and graduated from Mason High School in 2014. He then went on to study Theology and Ministry at Lipscomb…
Executive Assistant

Julie Sneed

Julie is our Executive Assistant here at Eastside which means that she assists with all executive type things. What it really means is that Julie brings method to everyone else’s madness. Julie has been married to her lovable and bearded husband Tod since 2012. They have two wonderful daughters that make daily life an adventure. Julie and Tod love to hang out with friends, hit up some shows at the Aronoff and get their adrenaline pumping at King’s Island. Julie…
Facilities

Mike Lee

If you’ve been in our building than you owe the fact that it had a roof and was not on fire to Mike. He’s the handyman extraordinaire that does the majority of the stuff that keeps this place operational. From maintenance to cleaning to event set-up, Mike is the man! Mike’s more than a handyman though, he’s also the father of three, a remote controlled aviation specialist and possess an unmatched skill in the field of stealth. Mike splits his…