Meet Our Leaders

Jay O'Brien

Lead Pastor, Elder (staff)

Pastor Jay serves as the visionary leader and primary teacher at Scarlet City Church. Jay is a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University and Dallas Theological Seminary. Before planting Scarlet City Church he went through the Fellowship Associates church plant residency in Little Rock, AR. He lives in Clintonville with his wife Megan and their sons Bennett, Jack, and Owen.

jay@scarletcitychurch.org

Mike Juday

Executive Pastor, Elder (staff)

Pastor Mike serves as Executive Pastor and leads the congregational music and liturgy for our Worship Gatherings. He studied music at George Mason University and, in 2010, moved to Columbus to be a part of planting Scarlet City Church where he received his pastoral training. He lives in Northland with his wife, Emma, and three children, Ebenezer, Posy, and Agatha.

mike@scarletcitychurch.org

Jacob Beach

Community & Discipleship Pastor (staff)

Pastor Jacob leads the the church's City Groups and discipleship ministries. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University and Reformed Theological Seminary. Before serving at Scarlet City, he was on staff for 3 years with Cru at Ohio State and then was a pastoral assistant for 3 years at Christ Central Church in Charlotte, NC. He lives in Grandview with his wife, Ashley, and their three children, Noelle and twins Adelaide and Jackson.

jacob@scarletcitychurch.org

Todd Walter

Elder

Todd serves as an Elder at Scarlet City Church. He and his wife Elise lead a City Group and teach in Scarlet City Kids. They have called Scarlet City home since 2011. Todd is a Partner and the Chief Wealth Planning Officer with The Joseph Group, a wealth planning firm in Columbus. He and Elise live in Worthington with their daughters Alaina and Emi.

Keith Robinette

Elder

Keith serves as an elder at Scarlet City Church. He works at Nationwide Insurance as a Portfolio Manager on their multi-asset strategies. Keith and his wife Amanda have been part of Scarlet City Church since 2012. They live in Clintonville with their two children, Lincoln and Clara.

Janelle Jackson

Administration & Connections (staff)

Janelle serves as the director of Connections and Administration and provides support to the pastoral staff and ministry directors. She graduated from Point Park University with a degree in Musical Theatre. She and her husband Danny moved to Columbus in 2011 to be a part of Scarlet City Church. They live in Salem Village with their sons Malachi and Ezekiel.

janelle@scarletcitychurch.org

Danny Jackson

Communications

Danny serves as co-director of Communications with Pastor Jay. He focuses on the visual arts of graphic design, web, photography, and videography. Danny works at 104.9 The River as the Director of Video and manages their website. He and his wife Janelle moved to Columbus in 2011 to be a part of Scarlet City Church. They live in Salem Village with their sons Malachi and Ezekiel.

danny@scarletcitychurch.org

Adam Rapp

Global Partnerships

Adam serves as director of global partnerships, and has a passion for connecting both people and local resources to God’s larger story. Adam graduated from Ohio State University with degrees in Business and Russian. Adam works for Strategic Insurance Software leading Product Marketing. He lives in Northland with his wife Jamie and daughters Addison and Aubrey.

adam@scarletcitychurch.org

Holly Wood

Hospitality

Holly serves as the Hospitality Team Director. She and her team are passionate about creating a space where each person who walks through our doors feels seen and loved. Holly and her family have been attending Scarlet City Church since 2012. She and her husband, TJ, live in Clintonville with their two children.

holly@scarletcitychurch.org

Jenny Hunt

Mercy Ministry

Jenny serves as the director of Mercy Ministry. She is passionate about being a faithful presence in the city and neighborhood, and deeply values partnerships with organizations who share the vision of seeking the welfare of the city in holistic ways. She has a heart for the world, and has been shaped significantly by her years in Africa. Jenny is an English teacher at Thomas Worthington High School, and has lived in Clintonville since she moved to Columbus in 2015.

jenny@scarletcitychurch.org

Amanda Robinette

Scarlet City Kids

Amanda serves as co-director of Scarlet City Kids alongside Megan O'Brien. By day, Amanda works at an investment management firm, and she enjoys using her Type A, detail-oriented personality to "make things happen" both at work and in a variety of areas at Scarlet City. She and her husband Keith have been part of Scarlet City Church since 2012. They live in Clintonville with their two children, Lincoln and Clara.

amanda@scarletcitychurch.org

Megan O'Brien

Scarlet City Kids

Megan serves as a co-director of Scarlet City Kids alongside Amanda Robinette. She has a heart for kids and loves seeing them come to know the God who created them. Megan moved to Columbus with her husband Jay to plant Scarlet City Church. They live in Clintonville with their sons Bennett, Jack, and Owen.

megan@scarletcitychurch.org