STAFF & ELDERS

  • Steve Murphy

    LEAD MINISTER

    stevem@discovercc.org

    I've been at Discover since 2004 (and also 1991-2000 and 1986-1988) - what a blessing! I decided to follow Jesus when I was 9, and have been following Him imperfectly since then. I'm very grateful for my wonderful wife, Theresa, and our fantastic adult children: Carmen and her husband Mike, Aaron, and Nate and his wife Ariel. I enjoy family/friends, music, tech, sports, good movies (especially at theaters with recliners), laughter, and fixing stuff (or trying).


    Besides Jesus, I’d want to have lunch with John — his transformation from a "son of thunder" to the "apostle of love" must have been an amazing journey. Plus he had a front-row seat to the life and ministry of Jesus, the early church, and caught a glimpse of heaven. We'd definitely have to stay for dessert.

  • Cindy Herpolsheimer

    Children's MINISTER

    cindyh@discovercc.org

    My family has been at Discover for more than 12 years. I consider it a great blessing that my teenage kids -- Calvin, Jay, and Kaylie -- have called DCC "home" all their lives! I have been on staff here since 2007, first as Upward Coordinator, and since 2011 as Children's Minister. My biggest passion is for teaching -- whether that means inventing creative new ways to show Jesus to kids, helping Boy Scouts learn a skill, or just dazzling kids with big words to add to their vocabulary! I love science, and all the cool ways we can learn about God's amazing creation, as well as spending time IN that great creation with my awesome family! 


    Besides Jesus, I would like to have lunch with James -- the brother of Jesus, James! Being a kid with Jesus? Oh, wow. I'd want to know what Jesus did for fun... how other kids treated him... how Jesus dealt with the playground bully... what was hardest about having the only truly perfect brother in history... and DID Jesus ever roll off the top bunk in the middle of the night?! Seriously, what great stories would James have to tell? Let's just say, it would be a really long lunch!

  • TYLER BRUNEY

    Student MINISTer

    tylerb@discovercc.org

    I first came to Discover back in 2012 when friends of mine invited me to come to student events. The Student and Worship ministries here are where I came to truly know Jesus and build a relationship with him. I feel very blessed to be in the position to help others the same way my leaders helped me. I just got married to my beautiful wife Lizzie on May 12th, 2020.


    Besides Jesus, I would want to have lunch with Elijah. He went through many trials and tough times but still trusted in God and was eventually taken up into heaven on a chariot of fire to be with God instead of dying.

  • Jim Brechbuhler

    ASSOCIATE MINISTER

    jimb@discovercc.org

    I've been on staff at Discover since 2002 and also attended Discover from 1986 to 1988. I'm blessed to be married to Cheryl, my best friend, for 30 years, and we have 3 lovable sons and a very cool daughter-in-law. I wanted to be a minister since I was 13, but first spent 20+ years in accounting. At the age of 43, I was hired to into my dream job...the ministry at last!  My favorite thing to do is hang out with my family. I think draft horses are one of God's greatest creations! I also love to hang out in Amish country, close to where I grew up.


    Besides Jesus, I'd want to have lunch with Peter, because he messed up, yet accepted God's grace and went on to serve with fervor. But I would also want to go with Joshua for lunch.... he seemed to do things right and that's rare! I'd love to ask him questions about holiness, courage and leadership.

  • Michael dove

    WORSHIP MINISTER

    michaeld@discovercc.org

    I have been a part of the Discover staff since December 2017. Previously, I have been the worship arts minister at Beechwold Christian Church in central Ohio and McDonough Christian Church near Atlanta, Georgia. My wife, Emily, and I have four beautiful children: Sadie, Clara, Braden, and Nolan. I studied music at The Ohio State University and have a background teaching music education in central Ohio. I enjoy music, creative arts, woodworking, and the Buckeyes.


    Besides Jesus, I would want to have lunch with David to learn from his sins, repentance, God-honoring characteristics, and passion to lead.

  • Dave Welsh

    Global Outreach MINISTER

    davew@discovercc.org

    Cindy and I joined Discover in 2005 and I came on staff in 2010. I am Husband to Cindy for 34 years, father to Bill (Jill) and Shannon (Greg) and grandfather to Connor and Anna. I came to know Christ through the Catholic Church (Irish Catholic upbringing) and became an immersed believer in 2005. An US Air Force veteran, I have worked in the corporate world for over 30 years and the Olentangy school district for seven. Christ moved me into prison ministry (Kairos) over the last 15 years, which led me to youth ministry. I also have a passion for global missions, and have served on several missions teams. Any time I can spend with my family, especially my grandkids is wonderful. Weather permitting, I look forward to road cycling, golf and just being outside.


    Besides Jesus, I'd want to have lunch with Simon Peter. I can relate to his challenges and struggles and his love and faith in Jesus.

  • PAUL GRIFFITH

    Executive minister/TREASURER    

    PAULG@DISCOVERCC.ORG

    I have been attending Discover since 1995. I was born and raised a Buckeye, and have lived in the central Ohio area all my life. My wife Rhonda and I have 4 great kids. I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors, and doing creative things.


    Besides Jesus, I'd like to have lunch with Adam to get an understanding what it was like to walk in the garden and experience life before there was sin. 

  • doug kuepfer

    facilities manager    

    dkuepfer@sbcglobal.net

    My family and I started coming to Discover in 1998. I have been helping with building maintenance at Discover for the past couple of years. Dori and I have been married since 1982 and have three amazing kids: Taylor, Cole and Cody. I started Stronghold Construction in 1992 and volunteer with Lifeline in Haiti and stateside. I enjoy spending time with family, watching OSU football and traveling. 


    Besides Jesus, I'd like to have lunch with Joseph so I could hear what it was like to watch Jesus as he grew up.