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Join in on the second and fourth Sunday or third Monday of every month, as Horizon's Action Team prepares a meal and connects with individuals at City Gospel Mission. In addition, we serve on the fifth Sunday in months that have one. The team meets at 5:15 p.m. in the church parking lot to carpool together. Children six and above can join with parents. Contact Jim Stadtmiller at citygospel@horizoncc.com.
Horizon offers a smartphone app for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. The app offers audio messages, video clips, photos, a prayer wall, a reading list, staff contacts, a facility tour and other details about the church. Go to your phone's app store and search "Horizon CHC" or click here.
Horizon, in partnership with Inter Parish Ministry in Newtown, collects personal care items for families in need in Clermont and Eastern Hamilton County. See the information desk in the atrium and pick up a blue bag and a shopping list to help provide these essential items to families that need it the most. For details contact John Kirby at 513 200-6464.
By popular demand, we've made it easier for you to support the church financially by enabling an online giving option through the web. To make one-time or recurring donations to Horizon, go to giving.horizoncc.com and use our secure and confidential system. We accept electronic checks and major credit cards.
Horizon is on Twitter offering occasional tweets with updates and info about the church, our ministries, people and activities. Sign in to twitter and follow @horizoncincy.

About the Staff

Chad Hovind, Lead Pastor · chovind@horizoncc.com

Chad Hovind

Chad Hovind graduated from Moody Bible College in Chicago, majoring in pastoral ministry as well as communication (radio/television). His love for ministry and creativity can be seen in many forms: leading teams, motivational speaking, expository teaching, and experience as an actor, director, and video producer. He's served as pastor at two high-impact church start-ups in Georgia: Cumberland Community Church and New Community Church. Chad received his master's degree from Moody Graduate School in 2008. His Masters of Arts in Ministry specialized in teaching and communication. He loves volleyball, movies, and hanging out with his wife, Beth, and their three children.

Doug Daily, Lead Pastor · ddaily@horizoncc.com

Doug Daily

With over 20 years as a pastor and speaker with FamilyLife Conferences, Doug Daily brings a wide range of experiences to Horizon. He holds degrees from Mississippi State and Dallas Theological Seminary and received his doctorate from Bethel Theological Seminary. He is the author of Stress in Marriage and is a frequent speaker on leadership and men's topics. In addition to pastoring high-impact churches in Colorado and Arkansas, Doug was on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ. Doug will be a champion of spiritual development at Horizon, launching a new men's ministry and supporting Chad as a speaker at our adult services. He and his wife, Patty, have three grown children.

Marcus Gardner, Chief Executive Officer · mgardner@horizoncc.com

Marcus Gardner

Marcus Gardner first worked with Horizon as a management consultant in late 2010, helping with our building transition. In April 2011, he joined the Horizon staff full-time, bringing a wide range of experiences in ministry and business to Horizon. Prior to his time as a consultant, he spent nearly a decade on staff with Crossroads Community Church. He is passionate about leading and unleashing people into the Kingdom. Marcus enjoys the outdoors (camping, golfing and shooting), watching movies, and spending time with his family. He lives in Milford with his wife, Aimee, and their four children.

John Kirby, Connections Pastor · jkirby@horizoncc.com

John Kirby

John Kirby graduated from Miami University with a B.S. in Marketing and holds a fellow in Church Administration from the National Association of Church Business Administrators. John served in church administration for 20 years and was named as Horizon's Connections Pastor in 2007. John lives in Madeira with wife Rachelle and sons, Ben and Joseph.

Paul Tate, Creative Arts Pastor · ptate@horizoncc.com

Paul Tate

As Horizon's Creative Arts Pastor, Paul Tate supervises the design, production and performance of the creative elements in our Sunday services. Paul joined the staff in June 2005, coming to Cincinnati from LaGrange, GA, where he served a similar role at New Community Church. Prior to entering full-time ministry, he was owner of Stairwell Studios, a digital media firm, with numerous credits as a media designer, screenwriter and director. He has a Master's degree in film & video from The American University, and a B.A. in visual communication from LaGrange College. An avid Atlanta Braves fan, Paul also enjoys watching movies and spending time with his wife, Shelia, and their two kids, Griffin and Jill.

Amy Reger, Director of Student Ministries · areger@horizoncc.com

Amy Rudge

Amy Reger joined the Horizon staff in 2004 as the high school girls director. In 2005 her ministry expanded to include junior high students as well. Amy comes to Cincinnati from Bradenton, FL, where she was on the Young Life ministry staff. She graduated from Mercer University in Macon, GA with a bachelors degree in communication and business. She then attended Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA where she received her Masters in Sports Marketing & Management. She is now working on a second Masters degree at Cincinnati Bible Seminary in Family Ministry and Counseling. Apart from ministry, Amy's passion is soccer. While in college she was the starting goalkeeper for four years and went on to play in the USISL W-league for Atlanta and Montreal. Amy also loves watching football and is a huge Florida Gators fan!

Adam Irwin, Student Ministry Pastor · airwin@horizoncc.com

Adam Irwin

Adam Irwin joined the Horizon staff in 2012 as the Student Ministry Pastor working with junior high students in grades 5th-8th. He graduated from Cincinnati Bible College in 2002 with a B.S. in Ministry. Adam served as a minister of youth and outreach at New Life Church of Christ in Bellville, OH from 2004 to 2010. Adam is a football coach for Indian Hill Middle School and has coached track for Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy. He is a huge Ohio State fan and he enjoys playing video games in his spare time. Adam loves spending time with his wife, Sara, and his stepson, Logan.

Sarah Youngblood, Director of Children's Ministries · syoungblood@horizoncc.com

Sarah Youngblood

Sarah Youngblood joined Horizon's staff part-time in 2008 as Elementary Director. She became the Director of Children's Ministries in June of 2010. Sarah graduated from Auburn University with a B.A. in Elementary Education. She taught 4th grade after graduation. An Indian Hill native, Sarah returned to the area in 2001, and initially stayed at home with her kids, actively participating in the community. She has served as the Indian Hill Primary School PTO President and active in Kindervelt and the Indian Hill mother's group, among others. Sarah and husband Garrett have three children, Maddie, Evan and Brooke.

Kenny Cowden, Music Director · kcowden@horizoncc.com

Kenny Cowden

Kenny Cowden is an accomplished musician and entertainer from Cleveland, Ohio. Having played in bands such as The Cowden & Goins Band, Overdue, and Suspect, Kenny is now a solo artist and has resided in Cincinnati for over 20 years. His latest CD, co-written and produced by Eddie Hedges of Blessid Union of Souls, delivers great songwriting, solid guitar, vocals and award-winning harmonica, on a wide range of original tunes. Kenny performs frequently at various clubs and concert halls around the Tri-State area.

Natalie Runion, Worship Teacher · nrunion@horizoncc.com

Natalie Runion

For several years Natalie has led worship for area churches, ministries and events throughout Cincinnati. What she found were beautiful churches filled with people longing for intimate worship experiences, praying for revival and desperate for spirit-filled worship. Natalie partnered with other worship leaders and musicians to launch a worship movement called Kingdom Light, a night of worship to bring every church, every ministry, every believer under one roof for one purpose -- authentic worship to the King. Natalie and husband Tony have two daughters.


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