OUR CHURCH COUNCIL

  • steve spayer
    Chair

    Steve and his wife, Kim, have been members of Our Saviour's since 1997. Kim and Steve have been married for 37 years and have three children (Ian, Evan & Kiersten) who grew up spiritually in the church. Steve is a  Senior Vice President of Asset Management at Lexington Realty Trust, a NYSE listed REIT. Steve has served Our Saviour's as a Junior High Youth Mentor, Marriage Mentor, Stephen’s Minister, and Prayer Minister;  on committees as a member of a Visioning Committee, a recent Call Committee, and the Transition Committee for Pastor Brian; as a volunteer with PADS, the Celebration Clinic and the Garage Sale. Men’s Ministry has been important to Steve having attended and led a CRHP retreat, planning and leading 2  Men’s spring retreats, and participating in small groups. Steve’s hope for the community is that we help each other grow in our faith, understand our “stories”, and share them with others.

  • Christine Robinson

    Vice Chair

    Christine and her husband Steve joined Our Saviour's in 1996 and have enjoyed watching their three children Elise, Matthew and Stephanie grow spiritually through the many offerings that Our Saviour's provides.  Christine was previously a CPA and Human Resource Manager at Arthur Andersen and now spends her time volunteering at church and in the community. Christine has been active in many different ministries over the years and currently serves as a greeter, communion server, hospitality team member and CARE Moms member.  In addition, Christine is active in the Women’s Ministry and is a member of a small group. Her hope for Our Saviour's is that we can grow the church not only in terms of numbers, but even more importantly, in terms of members whose faith and involvement continue to grow deeper by knowing Jesus and making Jesus known.

  • Susan Miller

    secretary

    Susan and her husband, Ken, have been members of Our Saviour’s since 2007, and have one college age son. Susan is the Senior Accounting Manager for the Radiological Society of North America. At Our Saviour’s, Susan is currently active with the Bach Ringers, the Altar Guild and the Care Moms ministries. She has also volunteered over the years at Buds Suds N Grub, the Celebration Clinic and the African Summit. Susan hopes to help the Our Saviour’s community grow in faith, strengthen current relationships and make a positive mark on the community both inside the church and out.

  • Graham Brenna

    Graham has been a member of Our Saviour’s since 1992. Growing up in the youth program cemented his passion for Our Saviour’s and the mission of Knowing Jesus and Making Jesus Known. Graham served as a mentor for both the Jr. and Sr. High programs for a collective 14 years. He served on staff as the Media Director for nearly 10 years and in February 2013, he began pursuing a career in corporate IT. Graham has been an active member of the Slovakia Committee since 2010 and continues to be an active part of the worship tech team at both campuses. Most recently, Graham took on the role of Chair of the Missions Committee in July 2017.

  • Ruth Nelson

    Ruth and her husband and joined Our Saviour’s in 2002 when they first became empty nesters.  Our new member class encourage us to get involved so I became a lector and communion server.  A few years after joining Ruth headed up the Garden/Columbarium Committee as we expanded the garden at Celebration! and built the Memorial Wall.  In 2013 I was privileged to be named Chair of the Sr. Pastor Call Committee.  She is now a member of the Church Council and chair of the Human Resource Committee.  

  • laura adeli

    The Our Saviour's community has been a part of my family's life for over twenty years.  My participation in various ministries has really followed my desire to have my two boys, Michael, age 13, and Luke, age 8, active and serving members of the community. My personal belief is that children mirror what they have been shown and I have found no better way to keep them involved in the church than to be a part of their activities myself.   I have been a part of the Church School teaching staff, the planning and leadership of Vacation Bible School, led the first grade Stepping Stone class, participated in small group ministries and PADS, supported activities involving Cherubim and Seraphim choirs, assisted in coordinating volunteers for Surge, participated annually in the Feed My Starving Children packing event, and continue to look for ways I can give back to this community that has given my family so much.

  • glenn wishnew

    The Our Saviour’s faith community has richly blessed my family, and so it was important to me to give back with my time and talents. I have been active at Our Saviour’s in many different ministries including Stephen Ministry, PADs, small group bible study, Celebration Clinic, Pastor Call Committee and Men’s Ministries.Through these activities and my time at Our Saviour’s, I feel confident that I can quickly add value in meaningful ways to the needs of the Our Saviour’s church as a member of the church council.   


  • Robyn Carlson

    My husband Keith and I were college students at North Central College when Keith began attending services at Our Saviour’s. When Keith and I got engaged in 1996, we decided to be married at Our Saviour’s in 1997. OSLC had become our new church home.

    Over the years, I have mainly been involved with music ministries, Sanctuary Choir, family pizza nights and children’s choirs. But over the past few years, I have taken on new challenges with the Mission Committee, as current treasurer and as a member of the current call committee for our Faith Formation Associate Pastor position. These committees have let me gain further insight into how church operations work as well as allow me to put my talents to work and serve Our Saviour’s in other means.

  • Mark witt

    Our family became members in 1993 after moving from Cincinnati, Ohio. Over the past twenty-three years at Our Saviour’s, I have both involved in a number of ministries including serving on the Memorial Committee, a Stewardship campaign, a Call Committee, PADS, Usher, Communion Server, Men’s Ministries, and our Saturday morning running group. Recently, I had the privilege of serving as chairman of the call committee for Pastor Brian. All of these experiences illustrated to me the impact that we can make by serving alongside a group of caring and dedicated people. I am impressed with the strong lay leadership at Our Saviour’s in conjunction with strong staff support.