NORTH CANTON  The Rev. Eric Stricklin will be installed as the pastor to youth and young families at Zion United Church of Christ at 415 S. Main St. at 3 p.m. Sunday.

The position was newly created to serve the unique needs of the church's younger families and the community as a whole.

A native of Kalamazoo, Mich., Stricklin is a graduate of Defiance College, with a degree in religious studies and a master of divinity from the Chicago Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Rita, will reside in the area.