Groveport United Methodist Church
Monday, June 25, 2018

Our Staff

       Pastor-Rev. Arthur "Chip" Koch
 Chip was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended the University of Cincinnati, where he did his undergraduate work. He attended United Theological Seminary, where he received his Master of Divinity. Chip was ordained a Deacon in 1978 and an Elder in 1980. He has served churches in Cincinnati, Portsmouth, Marion, Piqua, Lancaster, Etna, and now in Groveport.

Along with pastoring the Groveport United Methodist Church, he also serves as the Chair of the Capitol Area South District Committee on Ordained Ministry, the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, and Community Spiritual Director of the Reynoldsburg Emmaus Community.

Chip is married to Bev.  They have been married 41 years and have three children Beth, Matt, and Ben. Beth is married to Chad, and they have three children Caleb, Madison, and Kate. Matt is married to Tara, and they have a daughter Aubree. Ben is still single. Chip and Bev enjoy very much their grandchildren and feel blessed to be close to them.

Chip enjoys working in the yard, woodworking, walking and reading. Both Chip and Bev are excited about being in ministry at Groveport U.M.C. and look forward to being involved in the community.  


     Secretary-Joy Habegger

     Choir Director-Terri Christensen

    Youth (GUMY) Leader-Courtney Hilbert

  Treasurer-Vicki Babbert

    Pianist-Nancy Wilkerson 

    Custodian-David Bell
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