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Pastors and Staff
Pastor Dan Senter - Senior Pastor
925-283-3722 ext. 501
Pastor Dan works with all of our great volunteers, staff, community partners, GTU 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 inwonderful ways. He is a strong advocate for environmental justice and works closely with the on-site CSA programs that link farmers and communities together. As Senior Pastor he also spends much of his time managing the nutsand bolts that help hold a faith community together and keep it on track. Dan and hiswife, 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
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 the singing and ringing choirs, provides keyboard support for the services, coordinates Sunday morning volunteers, leads book discussion groups, and heads the Worship and Music Ministry Team. Around church he can be found doing anything from counting handbell gloves to proofing bulletins to restocking communion wine to….well, you get the idea. Outside of church life, Martin accompanies the Contra Costa Chorale, teaches adult piano students, Zooms with friends who live too darned far away, and ponders whether it’s time to get another cat.
Kari Speltz - Site Use Coordinator / Administrative Manager
Site Use Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 925-283-3724
Chrissy Willis - Youth & Family Ministry Coordinator
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
Grace is a remote third-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!