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Pastors and Staff

Pastor Dan Senter - Senior Pastor 

925-283-3722 ext. 501

dan@oslc.net

Pastor Dan works with all of our great volunteers, staff, community partners, Fellowship recipients, and Ministry in Context Students, to connect our community to all that is sacred within the experience of life. His work is intellectually stimulating, thoughtful, creative, and connected to the best of modern scholarship. His work to design our Festival Sundays and public events provides a chance for him to work with outside artists, poets, musicians, and attendees to create events that connect us to the sacred in wonderful ways. He is a strong advocate for environmental justice and works closely with the Interfaith Sustainable Food Collaborative to develop CSA programs that link farmers and communities together. As Senior Pastor he also spends much of his time managing the nuts and bolts that help hold a faith community together and keep it on track. Dan and his wife, Laurie, have two adult children and three grandchildren. They are committed to great food, edgy theater, long bike rides, old cars, and one another.

 

 

 

Martin Morley - Director, Worship and Music

925-283-3722 ext. 503

martin@oslc.net

Worship and Music Director Martin Morley was trained as a music therapist and pianist at the University of Kansas, where he earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees in music. He's worked as a music therapist, touring pianist, conductor and handbell clinician all over the country, but the heart of his career has been in sacred music. At OSLC he directs/co-directs the four choirs, curates the concert series, plays piano and organ, coordinates lay worship leaders (altar guild, liturgists, lectors) and heads the Worship and Music Ministry Team. Around church he can be found doing anything from counting handbell gloves to proofing bulletins to giving input on liturgy to restocking communion wine to setting up sound system needs, you get the idea. In his spare time, he moderates an online support group for men with lymphedema, reads murder mysteries and wonders whether he should get another cat.

 

 

Kari Speltz - Site Use Coordinator / Administrative Manager

Site Use Email: kari@oslc.net  Phone:  925-283-3724

Admin Manager Email: Spirit@oslc.net  Phone:  925-283-3722
 
Our Site Use Coordinator and Administrative Manager Kari Speltz started out as a member of our congregation. When the opportunity arose to join our staff, she jumped at the opportunity. She has an Associates Degree in Interior Design and spent many years as a Project Manager and Designer in the Commercial Design Field. With a background in space planning and project management she brings plenty of experience to coordinating Creekside Commons events and site usage. She is passionate about the education system, and has spent many years volunteering at her daughter's schools, both helping in classrooms and coordinating events. Kari, her husband, and her daughter moved to California from Madison, WI in 2017 and love being part of the Lafayette community! Her other passions include locally sourced food and cooking, gardening, long walks in nature, a good book or movie, and spending time with her family and friends. 

 

 

Chrissy Willis - Children's Ministry Coordinator

kids@oslc.net

Chrissy is a bay area native and a long-time member of OSLC. She earned a bachelor's degree in organizational psychology from Saint Mary's College and a graduate degree in developmental psychology from UC Berkeley. Chrissy served as a Children's Ministry volunteer for several years before transitioning to the role of Children's Ministry Coordinator. She is excited for the opportunity to help create fun, spiritually-meaningful experiences for the children in our community and to help shape the future of Children's Ministry at OSLC. Chrissy also works part-time in higher education. She enjoys exploring our beautiful regional, state and national parks with her husband and two children.

 

 

 

 

Grace Winakor - Communications and Marketing Specialist

Media@oslc.net

Grace is a remote second-year MDiv student at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, in Berkeley, California, on the ordination track with the United Church of Christ.  She currently resides in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. In addition to grad school, Grace works for the Berkeley Art and Interreligious Pilgrimage Project, a subsect of the Graduate Theological Union. In her free time, she loves to hike and bike around the battlefield, read, sew, and garden!  

 

 

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