College Hill Church Staff

While we believe that everyone is a minister, we are blessed with a diverse and uniquely talented team of paid and volunteer staff at College Hill Church. Their commitment and hard work makes much of what we appreciate most about life at College Hill possible.  Here’s a little bit about them…

Rev. Dr. Darryll Young – Senior Pastor

Rev. Dr. Young

The Reverend Dr. Darryll H. Young was born and raised in New York City. He graduated from the High School of Music & Art in 1976 and graduated from the State University of New York at New Paltz with a double major in Sociology and Visual Arts in 1981. After moving to San Jose, California, he owned and operated “Focus Graphics” and worked as a silk-screen printer and graphic artist.
He graduated from San Francisco Theological Seminary in 1989 with a Master of Divinity degree. And, was ordained as Presbyterian Minister of Word and Sacrament on January 7, 1990. He earned the Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio in December of 2000. His Doctoral dissertation title was “Transformation through Proclamation and Leadership: Transcending Walls and Building Bridges”
Over the years, Dr. Young has pastored congregations throughout the state of New York including churches in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Rochester; as well as Princeton, New Jersey, Kansas City, Missouri and Denver, Colorado. He will celebrate 27 years of ministry in the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A in February of 2017.

Marcus Johnson – Christian Educator

Bio forthcoming…
A few things you might not know about Marcus:
In progress….
You can reach Marcus Johnson directly  at (937) 278-4203 ext. 106 

Open Position – Music Director



Jose Jones – Hispanic Ministry Program Coordinator

Jose Jones

José Jones serves as the Coordinator of our Hispanic Ministry programs.  Hard to believe, but he’s been a little shy about sharing his bio info… so this is still a work in progress. 
For now, we hope it will suffice to say that if you’ve met him you’ll agree that he is awesome!
A few things you might not know about José:
still remain a mystery…
You can reach José Jones directly at
(937) 278-4203 ext. 107 or

Dr. Carolyn Peters – Spiritual Counselor/Educator

Dr. Carolyn Peters

Dr. Carolyn Peters serves as a Spiritual Counselor and Educator at College Hill Church. She has a Masters Degree in Social Work and a Doctoral Degree in Theology. Carolyn offers spiritual counseling (by appointment) to
who needs it. She also provides referrals for those in need to community resources that can help with food, utilities, and other forms of material assistance and support.
Those are only some of Carolyn’s many contributions to life at College Hill Church. In her 32 years of membership, she has served as Deacon, Ruling Elder, and has chaired or participated in more than half of the Ministering Units at College Hill. She leads the Wednesday Morning Bible Study as well.
Carolyn is visually impaired, and is a tireless advocate for others who are blind and visually impaired. She also helps us keep our differently-abled brothers and sisters in mind as we seek to welcome and include all people in our church family.
A few things you might not know about Carolyn: She is past president of the Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, she was the first African-American female Executive Director Mary Scott Nursing Center, and she is the author of a book entitled:  Knowing When to Go
(about the book of Ruth).
You can reach Carolyn Peters directly at (937) 278-4203 ext. 105 or by email:

Rev. Dr. Charles Williams, Jr. – Associate Pastor for Justice and Ecumenical Cooperation

Rev. Charles Williams

Charlie’s another one who’s always on the move and hard to keep up with, so his bio is also a work in progress. (Plus, we’re still waiting for a picture of him wearing that beautiful stole with the rainbow on it!)
Charlie’s passion for social justice and (as well as his frequent reminders to “think ecumenically”) help keep us on track with our commitment to Justice and Peacemaking.
Charlie also sits on the board of the Urban Ministry Center and is owner of Shakertown Farm, which he opens to the community as an ecumenical retreat center.
A few things you might not know about Charlie:
His father was one of the Tuskegee Airmen who served in World War II.