Chris is our teaching pastor but everyone knows Esther does 99% of the work to make church happen. Chris and Esther have 16 kids and served as children's pastors for 15 years in various churches so Open Table puts a lot of emphasis on kids. Chris has a broad educational background which he tends to bring to his preaching, but the passion of his heart is the Grace of God and how amazing it is that God loves us so completely. There is not a single ministry in our church that doesn't bear the hard work and unconditional love that Esther brings to everything she does. They also have three rescue pigs, two free-loading dogs and too many chickens.
The Kid's Table (our children's ministry) is absolutely blessed to have Josh and Kelsey. Josh is our Children's Pastor and has served in kids ministry since he was old enough to leave kids ministry himself. He has poured himself into camps, retreats and children's services for years. His fiance, Kelsey is the sweetest person you could ever meet. She's spends her life encouraging and helping children. She's a kid magnet and an absolute shining light at The Kid's Table. This couple will bless every child who walks into Open Table Community Church. Josh and Kelsey have two dogs, Suki and Rueger.
This is the couple who really make it all happen. Brent and Steph are our Administrative Pastors. From leading our Connections Ministry insuring that people at OTCC get plugged into life-giving relationships, to managing our communications and building use, and a million other things, Brent and Steph are the backbone of our church. Their passion is doing life with their three boys and seeing people experience community in a way that draws them closer to Jesus. Brent and Steph also have an overweight family dog named Charli.