OUR CHURCH COUNCIL

  • steve spayer

    Council Chairperson

    Steve and his wife, Kim, have been members of Our Saviour's since 1997. Kim and Steve have been married for 38 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, Visioning Committee member, and a Call Committee member for both Pastor Brian and Pastor Emily.  Also 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 two 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. 

     

  • glenn wishnew

    Council vice chairperson

    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.   


  • Susan Miller

    Council secretary

    Susan and her husband, Ken, have been members of Our Saviour’s since 2007, and have one son who recently graduated from ASU and is currently living in Tempe, AZ. 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.

  • Brett Lindberg

    Brett and his wife Marnie joined Our Saviour’s in 2002.  Marnie and Brett have been married for 17 years and have three amazing and beautiful girls who love the youth programs here at Our Saviour’s. Their kids have been very involved in the youth side while Marnie is a youth mentor for Ignition. In return, they get the pleasure of spending a lot of time at events with the youth. Over the last 15 years Brett’s been involved in the planning of Celebration Campus, Co-Leading Our Saviour’s Golf Outing, Feed My Starving Children, Call Committee, Church Council Nominating Committee, New Member Family Partnership, as well as serving on Sundays with Communion/Hospitality.  All of these experiences have deepened their faith and created some great friendships in our church. His hope for Our Saviour’s is that we continue to deepen the faith jorney for our members and to help welcome new members into this great community.

  • 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 now enjoys a career in technology program management. 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. In addition to serving on various task forces for Our Saviour's, Graham has been the Chair of the Missions Committee since 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.  

  • 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.

  • rebecca Cremin

    Rebecca and her family have been members of Our Saviour's since 2010 when their younger daughter was entering Surge. She has been singing with sanctuary choir ever since and has been involved with C.A.R.E. Moms, the host team, Eagle's Wings, Buds Suds & Grub, the library, garage sale, Surge and Ignition over the years. Rebecca is looking forward to helping advance the missions that Our Saviour's passionately supports and engaging more people in Knowing Jesus and Making Jesus Known.

  • BJ OKel