Pastor

Reverend John S. Carpenter holds a Bachelors Degree in Social Work from California State University, Chico, a Master of Arts in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA and a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA.

Pastor John began his ministry here at Oakville in February of 1995. He and his wife, Mary, and his daughters Hannah and Heidi and their families feel very blessed to be part of the Oakville Church family.

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Office  Manager

Sheri Kellogg joined the Oakville staff in August 2020.  She enjoys gardening, walking, reading, pickleball and hanging out with her family.  Sheri & her husband, Tom, have two children and one grandson.

Youth Leaders

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Caleb & Elle Carlson and Hayden Tedrow became the Youth Leaders in April of 2019. As leaders of Oakville Youth Group, our mission is to guide the youth as they grow in their faith, engage in the community through service, and take ownership of their place in the church body. Our aim is to guide the Oakville youth in a meaningful way as they live their faith out in daily life.

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Additionally, we endeavor to show God’s love to the young people in our community who are not currently a part of the Oakville Presbyterian Church. All three of us work in our community. Hayden is a middle school math teacher at Cascade Junior High School; Caleb is a deputy in Linn County, and Elle is a head pastry chef at OSU. Between the three of us, we will teach, guide, and bake delicious food for your children!