Class of 2019 - Jeff Wakefield
Jeff and wife, Ann Koval, a.k.a. “Dr. Ann”, met at Central College over a decade ago. Both were reared as Presbyterians in Poland, OH and Dover, OH respectively.
Jeff and Ann were asked to sit with Senior Pastor Richard Ellsworth and his late wife Linda at a New Years Dinner on 12/31/2004. The new couple talked virtually everyday from that date forward. By mid summer, they admitted that they were dating each other, and were engaged on 11/20/2005 during at double date with Rev and Linda. Ann is on a long list of women married by Rev with the assistance of Reverend David Redding. Ann and Jeff were married on 02/04/06. Jeff has a son, J. Drake Wakefield, who lived with them in a shared custody schedule. Drake is a graduate of Westerville South, University of Dayton and is currently a Student Doctor at OU HCOM in Dublin, OH.
Jeff and Ann had an opportunity to see Malcolm in action at his former church in Mesa, AZ. Ann was on the PNC and after an impressive visit by the Davis’s in December, 2006, the Koval-Wakefield couple decided to visit during a trip to AZ in January 2007.
Jeff’s 28 year medical sales career ended in August 2006 when he was forced to take a medical severance after being the victim of a work related motor vehicle accident which resulted in 10 corrective surgeries. He currently works part-time at Allen’s Coin Shop in Westerville selling Gold and Silver.
Since 2006, Jeff has served as a Vice Moderator of the Deacons and was a Nominating Committee Representative for two years. He served as an Elder and was one of the Elder Representatives on the Budget and Finance Committee for three years. Jeff just completed his term as a Trustee where he served on the Financial Review Committee for three years.
Ann convinced Jeff to join Chancel Choir in the Fall of 2006 and he has been an active member since. His Choir commitment ultimately resulted in his resignation from the fourth week Usher Team.
Jeff and Ann are the founders of R12, Inc. a.k.a. “Westerville Photos” which has been sharing photo images and daily scripture on Facebook since January of 2010 and Flickr since January of 2013.