Our Leaders

We are located at 150 North Oak Street, Ottawa, OH. Telephone: (419) 523-3694

We are currently in the process of seeking a new minister here at Ottawa Presbyterian Church. 

After a brief period of varying pulpit supply Sundays following the departure of our previous full-time minister in December 2020, we contracted with a CRE (Commissioned Ruling Elder) who served from April 2021 through June 2023.  We are grateful for the service of the CRE; likewise, we acknowledge that it is time for us to move forward in faith.

Our church’s PNC (Pastor Nominating Committee) is actively working along with the Presbytery’s Committee on Leadership to seek new leadership for our congregation.  The information they have compiled is listed with the PCUSA on the appropriate website portals.


Other Church leaders
In every Presbyterian church, there is a group called the “Session” which is composed of “elders.”  Together with the pastor, this group oversees all church programs and activities.  OPC’s Session has six elders, with each elder serving a three-year term.  Every year, two new elders are chosen by the congregation to replace those elders whose terms are completed.  At this point, in the absence of a pastor, the meetings of Session are overseen by a member or designee of the Presbytery’s Committee on Leadership.

Our current session members are listed below. 
    Class of 2024–Stan Beckman, (currently open)
    Class of 2025–Kate Gerding, Becky Riepenhoff
    Class of 2026–Mike Kaufman, Lynne Hirzel
Thanks to outgoing Session members Wayne Badder and Carrie Johnson
Many thanks to all of the elders and officers who have served through the years!
Committee Chairs-2024:
Church Operations–Mike Kaufman
Christian Education/Youth–(open at the moment)
Fellowship–Becky Riepenhoff
Mission & Outreach–Stan Beckman
Presbytery Delegate–Beth Myers; Alternate–Lynne Hirzel
Stewardship & Communications–Kate Gerding
Worship–Lynne Hirzel
Clerk–Karl Hirzel


Our church secretary is Andrea Morman (secretary@ottawapresby.org).  She began her work in early December, 2010. 


Beth Myers is our organist and Chas Myers is our choir director.  Lynne Hirzel is our financial secretary (finsec@ottawapresby.org) and Beth Myers is our treasurer (treasurer@ottawapresby.org).   Also serving us is Dave Hanneman (custodian).  Halle Schroeder is our child care provider during worship services.




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About Us
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Committee Chairs:
Church Operations–Becky Riepenhoff
Christian Education/Youth–currently open
Fellowship–Becky Riepenhoff
Mission & Outreach–Stan Beckman
Stewardship/Communication–Kate Gerding
Presbytery Delegate–Beth Myers; Alternate–Lynne Hirzel
Worship–Lynne Hirzel
Clerk–Karl Hirzel
Church secretary is Andrea Morman (secretary@ottawapresby.org).  She began her work in early December, 2010. 

Organist–Beth Myers

Choir director–Chas Myers

Financial Secretary–Lynne Hirzel (finsec@ottawapresby.org)

Treasurer–Beth Myers (treasurer@ottawapresby.org)

Custodian–Dave Hanneman

Child care–Halle Schroeder