NORTH COAST DISTRICT
Rev. Bruce Hitchcock, ordained a Deacon in 1987 and an Elder in 1989, has served churches across the State of Ohio during his ministry. He served as superintendent of the Ohio Valley District from 2018-2022 before being appointed to serve as superintendent of the North Coast District.
While earning a Bachelor’s degree from Malone College, he also was pastor of Pleasant Grove UMC in Carroll County. He then served State Road UMC in Germantown in the West Ohio Conference while attending United Theological Seminary, where he earned his Master of Divinity.
Upon graduation, Hitchcock served East Rochester-Bayard UMC (1989-1993), East Sparta UMC (1993-1996), and Huron UMC (1996-2002) before accepting the position at the Urban Mission for nine years. From 2011 to 2018, Hitchock served Geneva UMC (Western Reserve District).
He and wife Melissa are the parents of two sons and a daughter.
North Coast District
Rev. Bruce Hitchcock
4700 Rockside Rd., Suite 300
Independence, OH 44131
Phone: (216) 441-4527
Monday through Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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