CITY CHURCH OTR
Chris is the Lead Pastor and primary teacher at City Church OTR.
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.
Caitlin is the Connections Director at City Church OTR.
Prior to joining the City Church OTR team, she spent almost a decade working for various nonprofits and small businesses in marketing, outreach and operational roles.
A Cincinnati native, Caitlin graduated from Indiana University and called Indianapolis home for eight years following college graduation. She was deeply involved in elementary school ministry at her church, and is eager to join the work God is doing in the Queen City.
Caitlin loves running, margaritas, celebrating, reading, and talking. She is the proud owner of a goldendoodle named Duke the Doodle.
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 DIRECTOR
Jalen is the Worship Arts Director 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.
WORSHIP ARTS DIRECTOR
Megan is the Kid’s City Director at City Church OTR.
She's had a love for kids and their infectious joy since the day she began babysitting.
Megan graduated from the University of Kentucky. Following that, she served for 5 years at Sonlight Academy in Haiti as a seventh grade teacher.
She moved to Cincinnati from Haiti and has worked in all kinds of roles - she's been a strength coach, teacher, barista, and Sunday school teacher, but her heart has always been drawn towards teaching kiddos how loved they are by a Great God.
Megan is always up for meeting new friends and eating chips and salsa! Doing both is a win-win!
KID'S CITY DIRECTOR