Scott Pugh
Scott is the lead pastor at Velocity Church. He is also the founder and director of Love Cleveland®. Scott is a graduate of Kentucky Christian University and has a Master’s Degree from the University of Akron. He is the author of three books: My New Church, Children Matter, and The Church Next Door.  

Before starting Velocity Church and founding Love Cleveland®, Scott was a youth minister for 13 years. He spent seven years at a super cool church in Tollesboro, Kentucky. (Yep, Tollesboro, that’s right next to Ribolt and Rectorville.) He spent another six years at High Point Christian Church in Clinton, Ohio.  

Scott has been married for 16 years to his wife Vanessa and they have two amazing kids. They love spending time playing kickball with all the neighborhood kids and watching movies. In his free time, Scott enjoys training for triathlons, riding mountain bikes, and spending time with Vanessa.  

Maria Spencer
Maria originally grew up in Cleveland and has always lived in  the  Northeast Ohio area. She has worked in accounts payable and office administration for over 8 years. She brings a lot of that experience and knowledge to Love Cleveland® by handling all of the accounting for our organization. Maria has been involved with Love Cleveland® since 2011. 

In her free time, Maria loves coaching girls softball and is a big Harry Potter fan! When she’s not at work or volunteering her time for Love Cleveland®, Maria likes to spend time with family and friends.  


Vanessa Pugh
Vanessa grew up in Akron, Ohio. She is a graduate of North High School and attended the University of Akron. Vanessa started her career in the medical field as an office manager and she now works for Stadia. Vanessa is the assistant director of Bloom, a nationwide ministry to church planting wives.  

When she’s not at work, Vanessa loves watching the Cleveland Cavaliers and enjoys reading about the 1960’s. Vanessa’s favorite place on earth is New York City and goes there as often as she can. Vanessa also enjoys watching documentaries and coaching girls softball.  


Dave Plumley
Dave was born and raised in Lexington, KY. He graduated from Kentucky Christian University with a degree in Youth and Family Ministry. His career includes 16 years as a student pastor from small to mega churches. Prior to joining the Love Cleveland® team, Dave worked in ophthalmology at the Cleveland Clinic. Dave is passionate about seeing kids and students grow and thrive in every phase of life.  

Dave is married to his fantastic wife Ann and has two super kids! In his free time Dave enjoys volunteering in the community, learning new moves in Taekwondo (2nd degree black belt), seeing the latest Marvel or Star Wars movies, and enjoying time with his family.  

Zack Clark
Zack was raised in New Castle, Indiana. He recently graduated from Kentucky Christian University, where he met his wife, Abbie. They also have a 1-year-old daughter named Amelia. Before working with Love Cleveland®, Zack worked part-time at both a community college and a church in Maysville, KY.

In his free time, Zack likes to watch soccer, re-watch “The Office” for the 20th time (yes, it’s that good), drink good coffee, play guitar, and be outside with his family and their dog.