Dr. Rupert Loyd Jr. has over 30 years experience in pastoral ministry. He holds a Ph.D. in Leadership and has published Navigating Pastoral Transitions: The Adaptive Work of Trinitarian Leadership on Scholars-Press. He also contributed to Shriberg & Shriberg’s Practicing Leadership (a university textbook). His other writings on leadership have been presented at Oxford University, Oxford, England and at the International Leadership Association in Prague, Czech Republic. He currently serves as Lead Pastor of Marketplace Community Church and as Adjunct Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Business & Leadership, Lourdes University, Toledo, Ohio.

    Rupert and his wife Amy reside in Toledo, Ohio. They have four children: Jessica, Kathleen, David and Scott, and five grandsons and one granddaughter.

    Contact Pastor Rupert at rupert@marketchurch.org.



    Ron has been our Music Director since 2003. He has served as a worship leader in three other Toledo area churches and has been a member of several outreach ministries over the last 30 years. He is a gifted pianist, singer and songwriter with a heart for leading others in the worship of our Lord and Savior. His goal is to use the mininstry of music to bring those inside and outside the church to know Christ more intimately.

    Ron has been married to his wife Dee for over 30 years and they have four grown children and seven grandchildren. They currently live in Ottawa Lake, Michigan. Ron enjoys hiking and bicycling with his wife and just being out in nature.

    Contact Ron at ron.speegle@marketchurch.org.



    Connie came to our church in January of 1975 to serve as their organist until Easter. Forty-six years later it appears no one specified which Easter that would be! In addition to her love for music, she is also a registered nurse and currently the church's Parish Nurse. Connie became an advocate for personal health and began a Health and Wellness Ministry. In addition to that ministry, she coordinates a bereavement support group, GriefShare. It is rewarding to be part of the healing that occurs when grieving individuals experience the help, hope and encouragement this Scripturally-oriented program offers.

    She is a lifelong resident of the Toledo area, residing in Sylvania since 1982. She has two grown children and four granddaughters. Her interests include being an active community-based American Heart Association CPR instructor, and being a very-involved Nana, making frequent out-of-town trips to help out with those growing grandchildren.

    Contact Connie at connie@marketchurch.org.



    I'm Shelly Kirsch. I'm a wife, mother of 2 sons and Mimi to an adorable grandson. I'm a hairdresser by trade. I've attended Marketplace Community Church for over 20 years. Over the years and seasons of life, I've been involved with many aspects of ministry from Children's Ministry, board member, Small Group Leader, and Hospitality Coordinator. As life changed and children grew, I prayed for God to break my heart for what breaks His. He did and planted the seed of what grew into the Feed Your Neighbor Food Pantry Ministry. We just celebrated our 10th year in 2021. As one of the newest members of staff, I'm so exited to be part of the team and following God's lead in our church and the ways we minister to the community God has placed us in.

    Contact Shelly at shelly@marketchurch.org or foodpantry@marketchurch.org.



    Carol is a wife, mother of two adult daughters, grandmother, and a former teacher. She writes study guides on novels for Progeny Press, and her articles have been published in various magazines. She also blogs for a radio Bible ministry. 

    Carol enjoys music, writing, spending time with family, and sharing her love of Jesus with others. She has previously served as Director of Children's Ministries, and is happy to be in her new position as Ministry Coordinator. 

    Contact Carol at carol@marketchurch.org.