CITY CHURCH OTR
Chris is one of the Lead Pastors at City Church OTR and shares the teaching responsibility with Tyler.
Chris received a degree in Finance & Operations from Indiana University while attempting a minor in intramural sports. After two years in corporate finance, he married his college sweetheart, Katherine. They did what all rational newlyweds do: move to Las Vegas.
There, they helped lead a dynamic church in the heart of Sin City. Chris ultimately became the Lead Pastor of that church.
Chris loves Tex-Mex more than you, is an avid reader of the Wall Street Journal, and is always down to talk real estate investing.
Tyler is one of the Lead Pastors at City Church OTR and shares the teaching responsibility with Chris.
Before relocating to Cincinnati, Tyler served as the Associate Pastor at Christ Community's Downtown Campus in Kansas City's Crossroads Arts District. He also co-directed the Four Chapter Gallery, a vibrant collaboration between Christ Community and The Culture House.
Tyler completed his Master of Divinity at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Tyler loves Nordstrom Rack and devours crime documentaries. He is passionate about creative communication, musical theater, and sunny beaches.
We love what we get to do together.
City Church OTR is led by a group of fun, courageous leaders who expect God to move.
We work hard. And give each other freedom to make mistakes.
We're far from perfect. (Who is, anyway?) But we're sincere in our love for God, for our church, and for one another.
We love our team. And we trust you will too.
Mandy gives direction to House Groups at City Church OTR. She, and her husband Ben, have four amazing kids.
Since graduating college, Mandy has been on staff with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in Las Vegas. After attending church with the Marlins in Vegas, Mandy and Ben felt called join them in Cincinnati. She transferred with InterVarsity and is excited to see IV expand in southwest Ohio.
Besides hanging out with her family and golden retriever, she enjoys getting coffee with friends. Mandy loves being outdoors, for any reason, and is excited to experience the four seasons once again.
HOUSE GROUPS LEADER
Jalen is the Worship Leader at City Church OTR.
Jalen started taking piano lessons at the age of five, which stirred his passion for music. His training and love for music only grew while in high school, as did his passion for the Lord.
Jalen attended Culinary School at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan. There, he received his Applied Science and Culinary Arts Degree.
Jalen loves to travel and see the world. He will try almost any food, even if his stomach tells him not to, and enjoys bingeing Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Megan is the CITY KIDS Director at City Church OTR.
Megan's full bio is coming soon. Check back to learn more about her!
CITY KIDS DIRECTOR
Abbi leads Creative Arts at City Church OTR, and serves as a worship leader. Abbi & her husband Josh have two beautiful daughters, Indee & Laine.
Worship is, and has been, a lifeline for Abbi: “It has kept my soul alive in the darkest of times.” Beginning to lead at age 16, Abbi has seen the Lord work miracles in her life through the power of worship.
Abbi enjoys all things aesthetically beautiful. You can find her with a soulful book, sipping vanilla chai on a melancholy day, curled underneath a blanket listening to indie folk music.
Abbi loves practicing yoga, reading & writing poetry, and watering her 30+ plants.
Josh oversees Operations at City Church OTR, and also serves on the worship team. He loves being a dad to two little girls.
Josh has served as a worship leader in a number of churches. He is always attempting to see Christ in everything he interacts with. He wants to acknowledge Jesus in nature, relationships, himself, and in others.
Josh's favorite place to be in the world is in a hot tub. He loves time with his best friends and with his wife, Abbi. And he’s a huge fan of cigars. In true Enneagram 7 fashion, Josh’s life motto is: “It will be fine."
Katherine is City Church OTR's accountant. She also serves as a member of the worship team.
Katherine has worked remotely for the same company since graduating college. She is confident of God's call to Cincinnati and loves calling it home.
If she's not crunching numbers, you might find her baking or watching seedlings grow. Katherine gets most excited about simple things. She is passionate about, and continues to grow in her understanding of, the nearness of Jesus and His constant presence with us.