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6700 Winton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45224 / 513-542-4010

Our Team

Kevin Gruver

Pastor, Kevin Gruver

Kevin has moved around to various areas, and has spent the last four years in Circleville, OH at Good Shepherd UMC. He has a missionary heart to serve God wherever he is led. Kevin received his undergraduate in Religion and Sociology from Carson Newman College in Jefferson City, TN. He continued his studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA, receiving a Masters of Divinity and a Masters in Cross-cultural Studies. He has worked in different pastoral positions including: Youth, Congregational Care, and Senior Pastor. One of Kevin’s passions is getting to know people from different backgrounds and cultures. Kevin’s wonderful wife is Rachel and together they have two dogs: Candy, a nine-year-old Shih Tzu; and Happy, a five-year-old Dachshund.





Nursery Director, Sara Croxton

Sara has been working with children since 2001. It is her passion to help instill a love of learning to every child in her care. She has an associates degree in Child Development and has been trained in infant and toddler Montessori. Sara is married to Adam. Together they have two children Aiden and Eva, but are expecting another very soon. Sara has been apart of the Northern Hills family since 2012. She says of her time here, “The children serve me as much as I serve them.”







Pianist, Dr. Ian Scott










Worship Director, Joanna Kenyon

Joanna studied music composition at Belhaven University in Jackson, MS before moving back to her hometown of Miami, FL to teach piano. In 2015, she completed a Masters in music composition from Houghton College in western NY and now teaches music at a Montessori school in Loveland, as well as, serve as Northern Hills Worship Director at the beginning of 2017.

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