Church Leadership

The church is led and fed by the elders (overseers, pastors or shepherds) as well as deacons, both of which are appointed according to Paul's instruction found in 1 Timothy 3. The church employs a full-time preaching minister who, while also an acting member of the body, also delivers lessons and sermons from the Word of God to the members on a weekly basis.

David Musgrave - Elder

Dave and his wife, Ann, have been worshiping with the Loveland Heights congregation since 2010. They moved to Ohio from Virginia in 1995 so that Dave could preach for the Milford Heights church of Christ, and attend the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. Ann is a receptionist for Dr. Miles J. Burke, for whom she has worked since 2004. Together they have two children, John, 30, and Paul, 27. John is a programmer and Paul is an electrical engineer.

Dave has been a member of the church since 1981. He preached full-time for 26 years, for congregations in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and Ohio, and still preaches occasionally. He presently teaches full-time (online) for Amridge University in Alabama. He can be reached at

Kip Ping - Elder

Kip and his family have been in the Loveland area working with the church at Loveland Heights since 1989. Prior to that he worked with the Airline Blvd. Church of Christ in Portsmouth, VA and the Northside Church of Christ in Bismarck, IL. He and his wife, Teresa, met in high school and were married in 1986 while Kip was in college. They have two children, Abby (married to Matthew Lehmenkuler) and Levi (studying chemical engineering at the University of Cincinnati). Kip is president/founder of Pinnacle Engineering, Inc., a structural engineering consulting firm in Cincinnati.

Kip has been a member of the Church since his baptism in 1977 and preached his first sermon circa 1979. His work with the church has included being a bible teacher, youth group organizer, Bible Bowl coach, song leader, VBS coordinator, building maintenance coordinator, and occasional fill-in preacher. He can be reached by email at

Matt Insko - Deacon

Matt moved to Ohio with his wife Melissa and daughter Allison in 2006. He became a Christian earlier that year and started attending with this congregation in 2007.

Dale Shoemaker - Deacon

Dale has been worshipping at the Loveland Heights Church of Christ since 1993 and has served as a

deacon there since December of 1998. He is a retired research chemist, has been married to Jody for

more than thirty years, and has two adult children: Nick, a Naval officer and submariner, and Pam, a

high school math teacher. He sings baritone in the Southern Gateway Chorus, a men’s barbershop

chorus, referees recreational soccer, roots for his beloved Florida Gators, and is a frequent volunteer at

the Loveland LIFE Food Pantry.

James Mayo - Minister

James and his family moved to Loveland to work with the church here in October 2022. He and his wife, Lea, were married in 2001 after meeting as students at Freed Hardeman University. They have one daughter, Windsor, and one labradoodle, Tobah, who is convinced he is human too. James holds a Bachelors degree and Masters degree in Ministry. He has been preaching since the age of 19 for churches in Tennessee, Florida, Washington, and Ohio. James’ interests include reading, baking, traveling, and computers.

He can be reached by email at minister@loveland,church or by phone at the church office.