I joined the staff at OHills in 2007 after a brief time as the interim pastor. I'm from a small town near Omaha, Nebraska. I have a lovely wife Marla and 3 beautiful kids: Alexis, Isaiah, and Jonathan. Currently, I'm studying to get my Doctorate in Transformational Discipleship. My favorite hobby/past time is Fantasy Football. Like a lot!
I came on staff at OHills in 2014. I grew up in the St.Louis area. My wife Lauren and I were formally the HS Pastors but now we are focusing on the assimilation of everyone who comes into the doors. We love wake boarding and playing with our German Shepherd Otto. I'm slightly addicted to Sergios! First name basis with most of the staff at the Osage Beach location.
I came to OHills in the fall of 2017.My wife Amanda, and I were married the winter of 2017 and moved here from the suburbs of Chicago. I went to college to get a BA in Business but followed the drive and desire to work in ministry. I love all things peanut butter. Hate all things pickle related. Thanks to some new friends here I'm slowly becoming a lover of board games.
Jordan & Stephanie Ryder
Interim Student Pastors
We began serving at O'Hills in 2016 while training to be missionaries overseas. After living overseas for a while and going through several different kinds of transitions, we eventually found ourselves intentionally moving back to be near this church community. We are parents to 3 awesome boys, Gideon, Canaan and Leo. With a house full of boys everything is always competitive and bursting with testosterone! Our family loves anything outdoors, doing workouts together, and taking advantage of recreational opportunities offered here at the Lake!
I have been on staff here since 2010 but was a volunteer here much longer. I grew up in Times Beach, MO which no longer is a city. I'm married to Boyd and we raised our four children; Courtney, Kyle, Cayla and Caitlin, here at the Lake. I'm gluten free, and some of the boys crack jokes about it!
Worship & Tech Assistant