The Healing Place


Pastors Scott and Syd


Pastor ScotOsenbaugh -- Lead Pastor

Pastor Scott is a native of California, though he prefers to claim America's heartland as his home.  He loves books (just check out his office) and enjoys writing them as well as reading  Pastor Scott has a recurring dream of being in a Christian publisher's warehouse with a blank check! 


Pastor Syd Osenbaugh - Associate Pastor

Pastor Syd also hails from the west coast, but is far more 'at home' when surrounded by the corn and bean fields ofthe midwest.  She loves to read and work on the computer - sometimes combining both.  She has a passion for encouraging the arts (particularly dramatic arts) as a means of sharing Christ. 


Pastors Scott and Syd have been married for 40 years.  They have two beautiful daughters, Kristi and Beki.  

Chase, Ian, and Elli - the grandchildren - are the delight of their grandparents' hearts! 

Articles & Resources for Church Workers

  • Starting a Greeter Program
    Four years ago I accepted the challenge of evangelism chairperson for our church. One of the first programs the pastor and I developed was the Sunday morning greeter program.
  • Motivating the Right Person into the Right Ministry
    One of the greatest challenges for most leaders is selecting and motivating the right people into the right ministry positions in hopes of minimizing turnover and frustration. Even in the smaller church with limited personnel, it is important to coordinate people and ministry as much as possible.
    “I tried, but no one ever called me” are painful words for a leader who has much work to do and not enough people willing to do it. These words are painful for the person who wanted to contribute, but was never called. These are also painful words for a person who is committed to helping people connect and contribute in meaningful ways within the church.