Church Staff


Rev. Paul J. Snyder

Minister

Pastor Paul started his ministry with Central Christian Church in April of 2020. Before becoming pastor of this Church, Paul worked at the University of Louisville as a Career Coach and has three additional years of experience working with students on college campuses.  

Paul graduated from Wake Forest University School of Divinity in 2019 where he earned his Master of Divinity with a Concentration in Food, Health, and Ecological Well-Being. Before attending Wake Forest University, Paul went to Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN where he studied English Literature and was a 4-year student-athlete, wrestling and playing baseball for the Little Giants. 

Paul and his wife Kaitlyn have been married since 2016 and have a son named Elias. They enjoy spending time watching sports, trying new restaurants, gardening and being outdoors, and spending time with family. 

If you would like to connect with Pastor Paul, please feel free to call the office at 812.944.1736 or send him an email at paul@centralchristianna.org

Peg Harmeling

Office Manager

Peg became the Church Manager for her Church family in August 2001. Prior to joining the staff at Central Christian Church she worked as an electronic pre-press operator in the commercial printing business and at a public relations firm as a member of the support staff.

She and her husband Mike were married in 1979. They enjoy their Summer camp on the Ohio River in Switzerland County, boating, reading, camp fires, flower gardening and friends.

Feel free to contact Peg in the office at 812-944-1736 or by email at Peg@centralchristianna.org.


Aaron Boaz

Music Director

Aaron began violin study at age four. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from the University of Louisville and a Master of Music in Violin Performance from Northwestern University. 

He has presented numerous solo recitals, masterclasses and appeared as soloist with orchestras throughout the United States. He made his European debut as a guest of the Belgian Grand Consulate, and has performed as soloist in Ireland, England, Hungary, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia and a sold out performance in Vienna, Austria. Primarily a classical violinist, Aaron has also appeared with the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band; Jazz cellist, Ben Sollee; Folk Icon, Pete Seeger; and Country Music Legend, Pee Wee King.  He regularly performs with the Louisville Ballet and the Kentucky Opera. 

Aaron served as Adjunct Professor of Violin to Naperville College and Bellarmine University, Guest Lecturer to the University of Louisville, Artist in Residence to the Jewish Community Center of Louisville, Guest Clinician at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival of the University of the South, and as Violin Instructor and Orchestra Conductor of the Suzuki Summer String Institute at the University of Louisville.  He has served as Director of Violin Studies to the Bloomingdale School of Music and Interim Instructor of Violin to the Preparatory Department of Wheaton College.  He has recently completed a seven-year tenure as Music Director and Principle Conductor to the Louisville Civic Orchestra and the Bellarmine University Civic Orchestra. 

While maintaining a busy performing career, Aaron Boaz continues to serve as Music Director and Choir Master to Central Christian Church and Sponsor and Director of the Boaz Performance Academy with a Faculty of Nine Professional Teachers and over 100 students. 

Dr. Krista Wallace-Boaz

Organist & Pianist

Krista is the Associate Dean and Professor of Piano and Pedagogy at the University Of Louisville School Of Music, joined the staff of Central Christian Church in 2004 as pianist and organist. She is the pianist in the Trio Bel Canto, an alto saxophone/tenor saxophone/piano trio dedicated to the creation of new music for this genre.  A former new music reviewer for Clavier-Companion magazine (formerly Clavier, she has also been published in Keyboard Companion, and has served as the President of the Kentucky Music Teachers Association and chair of the Music Teachers National Association State Presidents Advisory Council.  Wallace-Boaz is active as an adjudicator and collaborator, performing with nationally and internationally renowned artists including Oystein Baadsvik, Fabio Brum, Aaron Boaz, Delfeayo Marsalis, Patrick Meighan, James Houlik, and Donald Peck. In 2010 she made her Carnegie Hall debut with the University of Louisville Grawemeyer Players, performing works by Lutoslawski and Currier, receiving accolades from the NY Times for her warm-toned and picturesque performance. She may be heard in collaboration with saxophonist Cory Barnfield on the recording Journey, produced by New Dynamic Records, on Free Flying with trombonist Brett Shuster, produced by Albany Records, and American Fusion with saxophonist David Wozniak, produced by Emeritus Recordings.

A recipient of the University of Louisville’s Distinguished Faculty Award for Service, Wallace-Boaz holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of Louisville, a Masters of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Northwestern University, and a Doctor of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Northwestern University. Wallace-Boaz also holds three certificates from the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in St. Petersburg, Russia and has been heard on the national radio broadcast of the Dame Myra Hess Concert series.  She has had the privilege of performing a series of concerts in Belgium as the guest of the Belgian Grand Consulate, and has appeared in concerts across the United States as well as England, Austria, France, the Netherlands, Russia and Scotland. Wallace-Boaz currently serves as the Director of Operations for the Chamber Music Society of Louisville, is the Southern Division Composition Coordinator for MTNA Competitions, and serves as the University of Louisville Faculty Athletics Representative.

David Snow

Music Coordinator

Mike Harmeling

Facilities Manager

Mike has been at Central Christian for over 11 years, and has over 32 years of additional experience working as a Service Technician and at UPS.

Mike was born in New Albany, IN and graduated from Providence High School in 1975. Outside of work, Mike enjoys camping along the Ohio River in Switzerland County.

Suzanne Aldridge

Nursery Attendant

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