Meet Our Pastors
Reverend Scott Osenbaugh - Senior 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 is truly moved by Southern Gospel music, especially songs like Shoutin' Time by the Hoppers or Gone by Teddy Huffam. He is very talented in graphic arts and likes to create fliers, posters, and pamphlets that will enhance the spread of the gospel. Pastor Scott has a recurring dream of being in a Christian publisher's warehouse with a blank check!
Reverend 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 of the midwest. She loves to read and work on the computer - sometimes combining both! Pastor Syd's musical tastes are a bit varied from those of her husband. Mark Schultz and Casting Crowns are among her favorites. Worship songs like How Great Is Our God by Chris Tomlin can send her into the heavenlies. 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 over 37 years. They have two beautiful daughters, Kristi and Beki. Kristi is a translator as well as currently working for the state of Nebraska. That is where she is raising her two wonderful boys. Beki married Steve in the fall of 2008. Beki is an entrepreneur working with online marketing. Steve serves our country in the Marine Corps. They are the parents of the cutest baby girl on the planet.
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”
“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.