Meet Our Team
Dr. Todd Love - Pastor
Reverend Todd Love started serving under appointment while a student at Kentucky Wesleyan College. His first full-time appointment was as Associate Pastor at Beuchel UMC in Louisville. Since then he has served in the following appointments: Mt. Union / Pleasant Hill (Allen Co.); Vice President for Student Development Services and Assistant to the President for Church Relations at Lindsey Wilson College; Greensburg UMC; Jeffersontown UMC; Madisonville District Superintendent; Sr. Pastor at Settle Memorial UMC; and Columbia and South Central District Superintendent.
His wife Marilynn graduated from Brescia University with a degree in Speech Pathology and earned a master's degree in that field from Western Kentucky Univeristy. She has worked in school systems as a speech therapist and as Preschool Consultant for the Daviess County School System. She currently works part-time for the First Steps Program as a speech therapist. Together they have three grown children, Jordan, Adam and Alex.
Pastor Todd began his appointment at Christ Church on June 17, 2018.
Melissa Bull - Minister of Worship Arts & Discipleship
Melissa relocated to Bowling Green from north of Boston, Massachusetts in January 2017, where she served as the Director of Worship Ministries at North Shore Community Baptist Church for 9 years and was a professional free-lance violinist. She studied at New England Conservatory, Gordon College, (BM in Music Performance and a BA in Spanish with departmental honors), and Boston Conservatory (MM in Violin Performance). She is married to the gentle, gracious, and personable Román Di Gaetano, whom she met in his native Argentina in 2007, and they have two fiercely independent, inquisitive, and cherished daughters, Luciana and Liliana. She is passionate about facilitating ways for people to behold and worship God, about urging people to rediscover the wonders of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and about creating opportunities for people both inside and outside the church to grow closer to God.
Kelli Truelove - Pastor of Youth
Kelli Truelove is a native of Bowling Green, KY. She graduated from WKU with her BA in Psychology and from Lindsey Wilson College with her M. Ed. in Counseling and Human Development. Kelli has worked in youth ministry for the past 7 years and is passionate about encouraging and uplifting teenagers. Kelli enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and two sons.
Patty Wintuska - Director of Children's Ministry
Patty joined our staff in 2003, after several years of volunteering with our Children’s Ministry. She feels blessed to have the opportunity to work with children from infancy through fifth grade. She appreciates being a part of a church that is family-oriented and is grateful to have the opportunity to teach (and learn from!) such wonderful children. It is Patty’s dream to guide the children to a place where they are equipped to handle whatever the world may throw at them, through their salvation & relationship with our Lord.
Bonnie Hanes - Treasurer
I have been a member of Christ Church since 1964. I served as secretary/treasurer from 1987 – 1992. After retiring as an accountant for the Commonwealth of KY, I returned as treasurer and then accepted the position of Administrative Assistant from 2014 to 2019. Christ Church has been a huge part of my life and I enjoy being a part of various activities. I also enjoy spending time at the lake with my husband, Randy. We have 2 grown daughters and 4 grandchildren.
April Taylor - Nursery Director
April became Nursery Director in 2007 after enjoying meeting and becoming a member of the church family at CUMC. She is a dedicated child nurturer which also shows through her Parents Day Out teaching position at CUMC. April is from Bowling Green and enjoys swimming, cooking and spending time with her husband, Jeff and two daughters Mea and Madisyn.
Angie Gordon - Director of The Learning Tree / Parent's Day Out (PDO) and Minister of Visitation
Angie became The Learning Tree/Parents Day Out Director in 2009 after moving from Murray, KY to Bowling Green. She enjoys building the bond between parents and church relations and also seeing each child thrive and grow through our program. She is active not only in the PDO program, but also as a CUMC member and as a nursery staff. Angie also visits many of our homebound. Angie enjoys traveling, and spending time with her husband, Scott and two sons, Aaron and Mason.
Linda Tidwell- Administrative Assistant/Financial Secretary
Linda became the Administrative Assistant/Financial Secretary in September 2019. She is a member of the Potpourri Sunday School Class, our Weekly Prayer Group and is President of the United Methodist Women. A transplant from Louisiana, and joining the church in 2013, she describes Christ Church as the most welcoming, loving church she's ever been a part of.