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Our Staff

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 Rev. Nikki Hogarth


Nikki lives just outside of the City of Delaware, with her significant other, Matt and their four kids, two dogs, bearded dragon, and dwarf hamster. She loves to be outdoors- camping, hiking, kayaking, gardening, or picnicking with family. Nikki is a second career Pastor after spending time as a Community Organizer for her first four years post undergrad, and then as Director of Family and Outreach Ministries, for the past 12 years with Delaware First Presbyterian Church. Nikki has a passion for community engagement and ministering alongside those in the margins. Nikki loves to
meet people where they are- so it’s likely you will find her walking neighborhoods or sharing a cup of tea in a coffee shop rather than behind a desk.


Shane G Trace

Director of Arts & Music Ministries

Shane G. Trace studied music at The Ohio State University, where he trained with voice teacher, Dr. Tamara Regensberger. Shane studied under choral directors, Dr. Robert J. Ward and Dr. Hillary Apfeldstadt. While at The Ohio State University, Shane was a member at the OSU Men’s Glee Club, the Symphonic Choir and Chorale. Before coming to Dublin Presbyterian, Shane was the Director of Music at New Horizons United Methodist Church, and Glenwood Untied Methodist Church. Shane is active in the music and theater communities in central Ohio has and directed many productions. 

By day, Shane is a certified fiscal professional working for the State of Ohio’s State Employment Relations Board (SERB).

Shane is married to husband David, and they are the proud parents of their dogs, Mozart and Edison.


Joshua Ice

Choral Accompanist

Josh received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Akron and his Bachelor of Music Education from Capital University. Prior to working at Dublin Presbyterian he worked for 12 years as the music director at multiple churches in Columbus and Akron. He enjoys being an accompanist for schools and organizations all over the state. Josh has been a middle school choir teacher for nine years and is currently employed at Blendon Middle School in Westerville. In his free time Josh enjoys thrifting, teaching classes at his gym, reading a good mystery and spending time with his cat Phoebe.


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Office Administrator

Karen has been a resident of Central Ohio her entire life. She grew up in Westerville and eventually settled in the Dublin area. Karen lives with her four children and ever-growing menagerie of pets. She enjoys utilizing the many amenities of Dublin to maintain a healthy and happy family. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with loved ones. Her family loves to explore new and exciting locations in the United States. Karen is excited to support and work with the congregation at DPC.


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Brooke Walters

Event Coordinator


Brooke is a resident of Dublin, OH and is active with the DPC congregation and the DPC Praise Team. She coordinates all weddings, funerals, and events. She is married to her husband Patrick and they have one daughter, Ava. 

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