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Our Team

ROMANS 12:4

 One Body

Many Members

Oak Grove is elder led, deacon served and congregationally affirmed. While God has appointed some to lead and serve in designated offices (elders & deacons), every member is responsible to help guard our doctrine and practice, and fully engage in the work of the ministry. 

You have a place here! We want to help you discover, develop and use your spiritual gifts, share your faith in an attractively engaging way, and live consistently under the control of the Holy Spirit, the direction of the Word of God, and the motivation of the love of Christ. 

 

Meet Our Elders/Pastors

Brian McClain

Brian McClain

Elder

As a self-employed businessman, Brian somehow still finds time for his family, letting off steam on the golf course, and also on the board of the local food pantry. 

Brian Petry

Brian Petry

Pastor of Students & Family

Brian enjoys spending time with his family and building relationships with others. He is a researcher who loves working on projects, always looking for ways to use his creativity and learn something new. He can also be found wrestling his dog or working on his truck.

Bryan Edwards

Bryan Edwards

Elder

If you can’t get in touch with Bryan, you will most likely find him fishing at the river or out hunting. But his love of hunting and fishing doesn’t rival his love for family and others, spending many hours listening to the cares of those around him.

Craig Kulish

Craig Kulish

Elder

As a self-employed businessman, Craig still manages prioritize leading the Junior High Youth and also teaching adult Sunday School. He enjoys spending time with his ever growing family and studying the Bible.

Matt Magee

Matt Magee

Lead Pastor

While shepherding God’s people is his primary passion, he also enjoys spending time exploring beautiful Iowa with his family and finds a creative outlet through website design.

Meet Our Deacons

Bill Sellers

Bill Sellers

Deacon

Bill loves to serve in a variety of ways, but especially loves being a part of the youth ministry. He is often one of the first to be at church on Sunday mornings and welcomes folks with a big smile.

Chris Belyeu

Chris Belyeu

Deacon

Chris wears many hats at Oak Grove, some figuratively, some literally. He and his wife Jen lead the OG Awana ministry, as well as leading our tech ministry. During his down time he enjoys spending time with his family and gaming, on and off screen.

Dan Tschantz

Dan Tschantz

Deacon

While serving in a number of different capacities at Oak Grove, he loves to cheer on the worship team while he is doing sound. The Awana kids can hardly keep up to his energy during games! He also loves to spend time with his family their dog Princess.

Jeff Almquist

Jeff Almquist

Deacon

Between helping out with the many maintenance projects at Oak Grove, Jeff stays very busy with his growing hobby farm and attending his three boys sporting events.

Larry Harder

Larry Harder

Deacon

Larry has a big heart for people which comes out in his work on the Benevolence Team and a multitude of other ways he serves and loves on people. He may be one of the first smiling faces you see when you arrive at Oak Grove.

Meet Our Staff

Cherilyn Magee

Cherilyn Magee

Communications Assistant

A homeschooling mom of 2 active boys, she also loves to bring new life to old furniture and create lasting memories through portrait photography.  

Jenni Petry

Jenni Petry

Ministry Assistant

Jenni is a mom of two little boys and a past teacher turned online business owner. She enjoys going on adventures with her family, creating fun learning activities, and sitting in front of the fire with a good book.

Rony Slager

Rony Slager

Custodian

Between her work at the church, serving as a caretaker, working at a preschool and raising two kids, Rony keeps very busy. Her favorite thing to do is exploring Iowa with her kids.

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