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

Bio coming soon

Dale Shoemaker - Deacon

Bio coming soon!

Derek Drake - Minister

Derek and his family moved to Loveland to work with the church here in October 2015. He and his wife, Sarah, were married in 2006 after meeting at church camp (NWOCYC) and attending Harding University together. They have three sons. Caleb, Lincoln, and Riley. Derek was previously in journalism, working for over a decade in local TV focusing on social media and digital journalism. He continues working with media outlets around the world in social media strategy and is looking for ways to do the same for churches around the country.

Derek maintains a blog called Duck Disciple and is planning to record podcasts in the future under the same name. Derek can be reached at the church office number or by email.