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
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."
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.
Katherine helps with communications and serves as a member of the worship team at City Church OTR.
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.