REv. Jeff Larson
Jeff assumed the role of Senior Pastor at OCC in September of 2018. A native of Saskatchewan, Canada, Jeff has spent 20-years working in ministry. He and his wife Chandra worked with kids at summer camp in Arkansas and were missionaries in Chihuahua, Mexico. Jeff spent nearly nine years on staff at a church in Texas before joining OCC. A graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, Jeff wants OCC to be a place that walks with and encourages people in life’s journey, helping them find hope and freedom through knowing the everlasting love of the God revealed in Jesus.
Rev. Rob Fredrickson
Rob is our Associate Minister, with particular focus on the areas of outreach and youth ministry. A graduate of Garrett-Evangelical Seminary, Rob has worked in youth ministry since 1986—mixing lively, fun activities with challenging spiritual reflection and engaging service projects.
Sally has been our choir director since the formation of OCC in 1983. A graduate of UWM, she earned a bachelor’s in teaching and master’s degree in choral conducting. The choir sings in a variety of music styles throughout the church year, and is accompanied by members of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra during Advent and Lent. It is a very talented and loyal volunteer group, open to any person attending OCC who wishes to serve the church in this way.
Lori is our church organist/pianist and has served in these roles since the inception of our church. She received her music training at Drake University and the University of Kansas. She has served as organist for many churches over the past 45+ years, and brings a variety of musical styles to the worship service, from classical to contemporary. She accompanies the choir and other musicians who provide service music throughout the church year.
Working with children is what I love to do! My full time position is working with 18 month old's at a child care center in the area. I have a daughter who will be a senior in high school this year. I am also a photographer, and love to take portraits of kids! I feel blessed to share God's love with the little ones.
My family and I joined OCC around 1992. We used the nursery at that time, and I started helping then, off and on. My whole family has been involved with the Sunday School youth over the years. My husband and I have enjoyed taking care of our youngest members in the nursery for the last few years.
Leona is our children’s ministry leader and former chair of the OCC Board of Christian Education. She has a Masters of Arts in Education with a focus on special needs. Leona loves to share her special interest in community service and outreach with children; to teach them the value of servant leadership.