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Our Leadership Teams


The Teams Who Lead @ OCF

OCF has several teams who help lead the church, both spiritually and in areas of finance and facility use. We value the individuals on these teams for the time they invest in our fellowship, helping us to function as a body:

Leadership Team

Deacon Board


Leadership Team

Ontario Christian Fellowship has an Elder Board and Pastoral Staff. Together, these men make up the OCF Leadership Team. It is their role to care for the flock of God, to teach and equip, to bring vision and leadership, and to give direction and oversight to the church.

The Leadership Team:

John Risner, Lead Pastor (not shown)

Tim Schlatter, Associate Pastor

Mark Brunn, Elder

Dan Galat, Elder (not shown)

Jim Haring, Elder

Steve Haring, Elder

Rick Lamp, Elder

Greg Loesch, Elder (not shown)

Chris Skelnik, Elder (not shown)

Ed Staich, Elder

Larry Zimmerman, Elder


Deacon Board

There are eight individuals who serve on the Deacon Board to oversee the facilities and finances at OCF. Each deacon has general oversight of a specific area and they meet as a group monthly to make decisions about the assets, maintenance, and usage of the facilities.

The Deacon Board:

Brad Beer (Retirement Housing, Maintenance)

David Keiper (Secretary/Treasurer)

David Mitchell (Retirement Housing, Eyes & Ears Security)

Ken Palesh (Facilities/Events, Retirement Hsg, Food Service)

Dave Rinehart (Board Pres., Inside Equipment, Attendance)

Kurt Strickler (Lawn Care, Snow Removal, Outside Equip.)

Don Varvel (Facilities/Events, Benevolence, Food Svc, Eyes & Ears, Janitorial)

Jamie Walker (Janitorial, Maintenance, Lawn Care/Snow Removal, Outside Equip.)

Danielle Palesh (Recording Secretary)


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