"Called and compelled by our hope in Jesus Christ, we empower our community to care, learn, teach, lead, and serve."- The OSLC Staff
Tobi White - PASTOR
Pastor Tobi White was called to OSLC in August, 2009 as Associate Pastor and now serves as Senior Pastor since May, 2012. She completed her MDiv from Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, IA in May, 2009 and has an undergraduate degree from Wartburg College in Waverly, IA. Tobi is passionate about what the future holds for the Church and for OSLC. She enjoys preaching and leading worship and finds teaching Catechism to OSLC youth exciting and fulfilling. These days, you will probably find Pastor Tobi at an ice rink cheering on her husband and/or her son at hockey games. Contact Pastor Tobi here.
Karrie lickliter - director of faith formation
Karrie Lickliter heads up our ministries of faith formation and discipleship. She leads our team of Sunday School teachers, connects with new members, facilitates the programming for Yesterday's Youth, sends out newsletters to our newly baptized, and simply enjoys building relationships with the various people of the congregation. When she isn't leading a Bible Study or sifting through VBS curriculum, Karrie loves hanging out with her energetic grandchildren. If you want to know how to connect to the discipleship ministries here at OSLC, you can contact Karrie here.
Alissa Gunning—Director of social ministries
Alissa joined the staff of OSLC in August 2019 as the Director of Social Ministries. She completed her B.S. in Criminal Justice and Sociology from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 1994 and her Spiritual Direction certification in 2012. After helping develop the Extended Day Treatment program, an afterschool program for children with serious emotional and/or behavioral challenges, she spent the next 25 years working for local and state government. Alissa oversees our Feast prison ministry program along with a variety of outreach programs. She has a passion for walking with others on their spiritual journey. When she isn’t planning an event or listening to others share their ups and downs, she enjoys time with her daughter, watching movies, being outdoors, and sharing a meal with friends. If you want to know how to connect to our Feast Ministry or other social ministries here at OSLC, contact Alissa here.
Sam eschliman—director of worship, music, and arts
LAURA PESTER - OFFICE MANAGER
Laura is the Office Manager/Bookkeeper (aka, 'office ninja'). She attended High School in Crete, NE, and continues to take college courses to keep up with the new technology. She has been married to Wayne for over 39 years, and has two sons, Chris and Jeremy. She has two granddaughters, two grandsons, and a great-grandchild. The family likes to ride ATVs for family fun and recreation. Laura keeps track of our financial accounts and fields the many phone calls we receive daily. You can contact Laura here.
Jeff Hoadley - SEXTON
Jeff serves as our sexton (aka, custodian+). He not only makes sure our facility is clean and hospitable, he also facilitates the maintenance of the building. A large job, he is blessed with a team of individuals who help take care of the bigger projects. Jeff is a history buff with some knowledge of other languages, including Russian and German. If you want to have some fun with him, just start talking history. He is passionate about his work here and loves taking care of the people at OSLC. You can reach Jeff here.
Janet Malone - KEYBOARDIST
Jan has been a long-time member of OSLC, but is new to the staff. She has played for worship at other congregations in the past and is excited to be able to serve her congregation on Saturday nights.
mandy nesheim - nursery attendant
Mandy oversees the nursery during worship on Sunday morning. With two toddlers of her own, she knows a little about little ones.
Alice Timm, Congregational Care Team Lay Advocate