We are OP

OceanPointe is a community of sinners, and there is always room for one more. Since it's launch in 2014, this church community has been so much more than a building. It is a movement! It is a gathering of broken people who are being made new and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. OceanPointe's main belief is that there is HOPE FOR EVERYONE, and we will do everything within our power, short of sin, to make that known. Why? Because a relationship with Jesus changes everything!

Meet the Team

Jeff Stalnaker

Leader Minister
Absent-minded Adventurer. Jeff has been the lead minister since planting OceanPointe in 2014. He oversees teaching, preaching, groups, and vision.

Kristine Parsley

Executive Minister
Professional Napper. Kristine has worn just about every hat at OceanPointe since she joined the team in 2014. She currently oversees the building project.

Brady Gerdts

Worship Minister
New Sock Fanatic. Brady has been leading worship at OceanPointe since the launch in 2014. He also oversees all media, tech, and printed communications.

Kim DeMello

Kathryn Edds

Ben Lutz

Children's Director
Connections Director
Student Minister
Human Jungle Gym. Kim, mother of four, has a background in early learning & child development. She began overseeing the OceanPointe Kid's weekly programming in 2019.
Wildflower Enthusiast. Kathryn became part of the staff in 2018. She oversees the First Impressions Team and overall guest experience, digital and in-person.
Hot Wing Aficionado. Ben graduated from Johnson University and joined the OceanPointe team in 2018. He leads the youth group for students grades 6-12.

Amy Ruggiero

Executive Beach Bum. Amy joined the OceanPointe staff in 2020. An island local and OP attender for six years, she now manages all administrative needs for OceanPointe.

Culture Statements

OceanPointe has 9 core values.  They are the thoughts that drive us and the products of a movement that just can't be ignored!  
1. We are faith-filled, big thinking, all-in risk takers.
We’ll never insult God with small thinking and safe living.
2. We celebrate innovation and "light-bulb” ideas.  
We best reflect God when we are able to demonstrate His creativity.

3. We are a community of sinners, and there’s always room for one more. But God loves us too much to leave us that way.
4. We will do anything short of sin to reach people who don’t know Christ. To reach people no one is reaching, we’ll have to do things no one is doing.
5. We build relationships to make followers of Jesus, not of ourselves. Nobody wants a bunch of OceanPointe minions running around.
6. We are spiritual contributors not spiritual consumers.
The church does not exist for us. We are the church and we exist for the world.
7. We will lead the way with irrational generosity and compassion. We truly believe it is more blessed to give than to receive.
8. We will laugh hard, loud and often.
Nothing is more fun than serving God with people you love!
9. We are all about the “capital C” Church!
The local church is the hope of the world and we know we can accomplish infinitely more together than apart.