Pastor Todd Stephen Scoles, 48, of Marysville, OH, died unexpectedly of natural causes Sunday, October 10, 2010. He was associate pastor at Marysville Grace Brethren Church. Throughout his years of ministry, his passion was teaching God’s Word and discipling people of all ages.
He was born November 15, 1961, in Mansfield, Ohio, and has joined his father, Bruce Scoles, in heaven. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Linda M. Wedertz Scoles; three children, Lydia, Rachel and Philip; his mother, Nira Robertson; his brother, Burney (Becky) Scoles; his sister, Ginger Bruce; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Grace Brethren Church of Columbus, 8225 Worthington-Galena Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081 where a service celebrating his life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Private burial will be held at a later date. Underwood Funeral Home in Marysville, Ohio is assisting the family.
Memorial contributions may be made in Todd’s memory to the Scoles Children’s College Fund. Contributions can be mailed to Fifth Third Bank, 120 West Fifth Avenue, Marysville, Ohio 43040 and envelopes will also be available at Marysville Grace Brethren Church, Grace Brethren Church of Columbus and Underwood Funeral Home.
Todd’s family would like to thank the many friends for their love, support and prayers. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.
Pastor Todd Scoles has been married to Linda since May of 1986. They have three children, Lydia (21), Rachel (19) and Philip (16). He earned his undergraduate degree in English Literature from The Ohio State University in 1983, an M.Div. from Grace Theological Seminary in 1987, and a D.Min. from Ashland Theological Seminary in 2006. He was born in Mansfield, Ohio on November 15, 1961 but grew up in Westerville, Ohio.
He served at the Grace Brethren Church of Columbus (1988-1992), Ashland GBC (1992-2001) and Northwest Chapel GBC (2001-2007) before serving at the Marysville Grace Brethren Church where he has provided oversight for Children’s Ministries, Youth Ministries, Men’s Ministries, Women’s Ministries, Small Groups and the Imagine Together Building Project.
Additionally, Todd had served/was serving on several boards, including: The Board of Trustees for Grace College, Delaware Christian School Board, and as Chairman of the Board of the Brethren Missionary Herald Co.