Ministry Coordinator: Connections
Administrative Assistant to the Lead Pastor
Emilie serves as the Administrative Assistant to the Lead Pastor. She says she likes having a supporting role on staff because she’s not interested in being out front “at all.” She likes being in the background doing whatever she can to make sure our worship services, programs, and events run as smoothly as possible. Emilie’s favorite part of the job is sharing the load with some of the best people she knows: the OU staff.
Her hobbies and interests include baking, walking her dog, and listening to music and podcasts. The OU staff says she makes some of the best cookies in town!
Director of Congregational Care
Barbara serves as the Director of Congregational Care.
She is driven by interacting with the people in our church and community. She strives to minister to the congregation through prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. Her favorite part of her position is meeting the needs of the people.
Her hobbies include photography and cooking, and she loves family gatherings!
Assistant Manager of Buildings
Donna serves as the bookkeeper.
She is driven by pleasing the Lord and knowing that this is where he has placed her. She says that she is a numbers girl and “a little OCD”, so recording deposits and paying bills are her favorite.
Her hobbies include baking and quilting.
Director of Finance and Operations
Chris serves as the Director of Finance & Operations.
He strives to be a good steward of the church’s finances and property, and to put efficient systems and processes in place so that the staff and congregation can all lean into the mission and ministry that God has planned for OU. He likes working on a daily basis as part of a team with our church staff and leadership and also enjoys working on the complex challenges entailed in ensuring that OU continues to grow and thrive as an anchor institution in our community.
Chris likes to ride his bike, attend SEC sporting events, hang out in the backyard with his family (and dog), and listen to music!
Manager of Building & Grounds