The Rev. Thomas Stiver is the new pastor at Brookfield United Methodist Church, 6951 Grove St. S.E.

He formerly served four years at Fairview United Methodist Church in Niles, Ohio, where he was president of Niles Clergy Association and a member of the boards of Niles Churches for Housing and Niles Community Center.

Rev. Stiver is doing seminary work at The Methodist School in Delaware, Ohio.

He and his wife, April, have a daughter, Maribeth; and two sons, Adam and Jonathan.

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