*This feature first appeared in The Budget’s December 13, 2017, Local Edition.
This week’s One & Only has been a fixture of the NewPointe Community Church family for the last 15 years, serving in various pastoral roles including as campus pastor for the church’s Millersburg location before accepting the position as director of stewardship last May.
For his newest role, Chad Stutz- man works to build a culture of generosity within all of the church’s campuses and ensures that classes, seminars and teaching environments help people learn to be good stewards of what God has entrusted to them.
For Stutzman, the most rewarding part of his work is helping people understand God’s perspective on money and possessions and how to be more generous. “Seeing people take their next step spiritually is very rewarding,” he shared.
In addition to his love for God and family, Stutzman also has a strong affinity for coffee and sometimes even fantasizes about roasting beans for his own coffee shop.
Read on to learn more about Chad Stutzman, this week’s One & Only.
Current position: Director of Stewardship at NewPointe Community Church
Birthplace: Millersburg, Ohio
Current place of residence: Walnut Creek, Ohio
Family members: Wife Vikki Stutzman
Hobbies: Drinking coffee, reading, watching sports, running, fishing, writing
Organizations involved with: Eight Days of Hope, Love INC, Lodestar Guidance
Favorite television show(s): Blue Bloods, The Blacklist, Gotham, Designated Survivor
Favorite movie(s): Star Wars, Wolverine, Kingsman, superhero movies, action movies
Last book I read: “The Power of Positive Leadership” by Jon Gordon First job: Pumping Gas at Lee’s Auto in Berlin, Ohio
Worst job: Cleaning meat cutting and grinding machines at Yoder Meats
Favorite childhood memory: Exploring on my grandpa’s farm in Walnut Creek, looking for arrowheads and flint.
Favorite music: Christian contemporary
Favorite food: Salmon
Best idea(s) I ever had: Getting involved with Eight Days of Hope
Worst idea(s) I ever had: Running for Walnut Creek Township Trustee
Three words that describe me: My life mission statement is “growing myself and others in faith, character and leadership.” Those are the three words that best describe me.
I am known for my: Love of coffee
I’d give anything to meet: Abraham Lincoln
I try very hard to hide the fact that: I am scared of needles
The career I fantasize about having is: Coffee Shop owner, roasting my own coffee.
If there is one thing I have learned in life, it is: God is always with me and loves me no matter what.
People would be surprised to know that: I’ve been to Iraq, Jordan, Syria and Egypt.
The one thing I would still like to try is: Hiking the Appalachian Trail
If I could give any gift to anyone in the world, it would be: Jesus Christ – His forgiveness and grace
If given the opportunity, I would ask the President: What have been the 2-3 most challenging things about being President?
People tell me I remind them of: A friend of mine – Chris De- Gasperis
If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Why? To fly because then I could get around a lot faster and see the world.
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