Our Staff

Pastor Brian Saxe

Brian was born and raised in Northeast Ohio and graduated from Stow-Munroe Falls High School in 2001. He went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from Bethany College with a degree in political science. He later attended graduate school at Xavier University and earned a master’s degree in theology. Pastor Brian joined the UCC in 2016. He is a member of the Association Revitalization Team helping churches transform their ministry. Since 2019 he has served as Pastor at the Bainbridge Community UCC. Pastor Brian Saxe began his ministry with us on October 11, 2020.


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