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Pastors and Staff

 

Pastor Scot Sorensen - Interim Pastor 

925-283-3722 ext. 501

email TBD

Pastor Scot has served congregations in California, Texas, and Wisconsin.  He is also a trained Intentional Interim, and OSLC is the third parish he has guided through the transition process.  Over the years he has been active in national Youth Gatherings, homeless advocacy, and Biblical Storytelling.  He has served on community boards that addressed social services, senior housing, and church consulting.  In his part-time role at OSLC, Pastor Scot works with the Call Committee and congregation, helping guide the transition process, as well as helping to lead weekly worship and Sunday adult studies.  Pastor Scot's wife Kathy (Dr. Sorensen) is a Dean at American River College in Sacramento.  They have one son, Kai, who is at Pacific Lutheran University, and captain of the cross-country team.  Hobbies for Pastor Scot include cooking and travel.

 

 

Meagan Kim - Care Ministry Outreach Assistant

(415) 690-9213

meagan@oslc.net

Originally hailing from the Midwest, Meagan Kim has called the Bay Area home since 2007. She is a current student at Wartburg Theological Seminary and will graduate with a Master's in Divinity in 2026. She is actively working toward ordination with the ELCA in the roster of Word & Sacrament. Meagan is trained as an ICF Associate Level Coach through the ELCA and is deeply inspired by the transformative potential of coaching. She holds a BA in African-American Studies from Indiana University. With a passion for cross-cultural learning and spiritual growth, Meagan is driven by helping others find deeper faith, hope that will not be put to shame, and greater meaning in their lives. Meagan has held various roles throughout her career including paralegal, executive assistant, goldsmith, and small business owner. She now adds mom and wife to this list.

 

 

 

Martin Morley - Director, Worship, Music, and Communications

925-283-3722 ext. 503

martin@oslc.net

Worship, Music, and Communications 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, coordinates communications with our media specialist, Grace, 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: 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 associate's 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, along with managing the church office. 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 loves 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 daughter and friends.
 
 
 
 

Chrissy Willis - Youth & Family Ministry Coordinator

youthandfamilies@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 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!  

 

 

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