Our Staff



Reverend Dr. Bertrice Y. Wood

 

Reverend Wood is a seasoned church executive and pastor.  In her career, she has been Pastor of Mt. Zion Congregational United Church of Christ in Cleveland and Pastor of Calvary Presbyterian Church in Cleveland.  In addition, she has held numerous positions in the United Church of Christ, including Director of Churches Uniting in Christ, a national ecumenical collaboration of 12 denominations.

Dr. Wood pursued her doctoral studies at Union Theological Seminary in New York City and was awarded a Ph.D in Theology with a special focus on the church from a global perspective. Currently, she teaches Religious Studies at 

John Carroll University and is an Assistant Chaplain (on call) at Fairview Hospital, in addition to her ministry at the Solon Community Church. 

 



Eva Lukwinski - Secretary/Office Manager

 

Eva has been with Solon Community Church since 2007.  Prior to SCC she was on the staff of St. Wencelas Catholic Church.  In her spare time, Eva enjoys reading, gardening and relaxing with family and friends.







Machala Comenschek - Director of Music


Machala is a Cleveland Native vocalist, currently studying Vocal Performance and Music Education at Cleveland State University. Throughout her years of performing Machala has worked in many different environments, exposing herself to many genres of vocal work. Her focuses lie in classical/opera works along with contemporary sacred music.  This past year she worked with Glasbena Matica (a local Slovenian Choir) as the Assistant Director and choir member, along with Windsong, Cleveland’s Feminist Chorus as the student director. Most recently Machala was the Student Conductor of Choirs at Cleveland State University. After college, she plans on teaching choir in the area and will be moving towards a graduate school program for Choral Conducting along with the hopes of continuing her performance education.




Carolyn Neitzke - Organist