Karlie is a native Clevelander, spending almost twenty of his early years living on both the East and West sides of the city. After graduating High School, Karlie joined the Navy. What he intended to be a four-year tour turned into twenty years of service, and retirement with honors. Karlie has spent the last four and half years at Gateway Community Church under the leadership of Alex Ennes, founder of the Gateway Church network. His roles have included Pastoral Apprentice, Church Planting Resident, and leader of Gateway Community’s men’s ministry, security team, and greeting ministry. In 2016 Gateway Community Church granted Karlie a certificate of license in ministry in recognition of his service to the church and his heart for encouraging others through the word of God. Karlie is naturally a people person and loves making connections wherever he goes. He is an avid basketball and football fan, and also enjoys traveling. You may occasionally find him watching sunsets at Lakewood Park.
Angie is a Registered Nurse with 25 years of experience in hospice and palliative care. She works as a school nurse with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District where she educates students and families on health and wellness while providing compassionate care to the school community. She has been an active member of Gateway Community Church for the last four and a half years, serving in the Greeting Ministry with her husband Karlie in addition to helping with Children's Ministry. Angie is a founding board member of The International Youth Leadership Foundation where she served as the Board Chair for two years. Angie is passionate about connecting with people and loves reading, gardening, traveling and spending time with family and friends. She is excited about making an impact in the community and bringing others to Christ.
Karlie and Angie have a blended family that includes 4 adult children and 3 grandchildren. They reside in the Baltic/Clifton area on Cleveland’s west side with their dog Snickers.