Meet our staff


  • malia schaefer

    OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

    Malia has been known by many titles – wife, mom, editor, grammar ninja, music aficionado.  She brings all of that experience to her position as BCC Office Administrator.  She resides with her husband Doug in Cheviot, along with Moby and Squirt (dogs), as well as Izzy (possibly a cat). They have a lovely adult daughter, Emily. Malia and Doug enjoy cooking, watching movies and football, walking the dogs, and laughing with friends.  

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  • NATHAN HARDESTY

    senior  MINISTER

    Nathan is our Senior Minister. He, his wife Nikki, his daughters Lillian & Lydia and his sons Lucas & Levi live in Bridgetown. Born and raised in a small town in Indiana, he and his wife love the "feel" of the West Side (the "Best Side"?). Nathan began his studies at Indiana State University and then transferred to Cincinnati Christian University where he received a BA in General Ministry, and then completed a Master of Divinity in Biblical Studies. Nathan has been in a church leadership role since 2003 and loves spending time with his family, hanging out with friends, fixing up his old house, teaching, and preaching.

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  • NICK PARKER

    CHILDREN'S MINISTER

    Nick has been on staff at Bridgetown Church of Christ since January of 2005. His primary area of focus is Bridgetown Kids, our ministry to children birth-5th grade and their families. More than anything, Nick wants to encourage & support families in their efforts to provide spiritual direction to their children. There is a lot he likes to do in his free-time, but most of all he enjoys the company of his wife and two daughters.
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  • ERIC TOMEO

    STUDENT MINISTER

    Eric is the youth minister here at Bridgetown. He loves coffee, old literature, music, and Jesus - and he loves having conversations about those topics. He believes in empowering parents to lead in their teenagers' spiritual lives. He also desires to inspire the church to take an active interest in the young people in their midst and being encouraging to teenagers who, more often than not, need encouragement to continue on their towards God. He lives in Covedale with his wife, two kids, and a plethora of animals. 

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