The staff team of H2O Church is made up of men and women who love, care and pray for the people at UC! If you have any questions or would like to talk to us, feel free to reach out to us!
Collegiate Study: Bachelors in Adolescent and Young Adult Education, focus on social studies from Bowling Green State University, Masters in Church Planting from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
What I Enjoy: being with people, playing and watching sports, laughing
Favorite Book(s): The Bible, The Great Gatsby, The Grapes of Wrath, Crazy Love
How I First Got Involved in H2O: I came into college at BGSU looking for a Bible-based, missional church, and as soon as I got there I saw H2O everywhere I looked. I checked it out the first Sunday, fell in love with it, and the rest is history
Something Quirky: I have a pretty extreme laugh that's been known to scare people and make babies cry. Also I hate writing on my skin.
Pastor, Sound Leader
Collegiate Study: Bachelors in Information Technology from the University of Cincinnati
What I Enjoy: Spending Time with People, Sports, Video Games, Deep Conversations, Hip Hop Dance
Favorite Book(s): Chronicles of Narnia, Mere Christianity
How I First Got Involved in H2O: I got saved between my 2nd and 3rd year and decided to check out a church on campus... loved the community.
Something Quirky: I often spontaneously dance in public.
Collegiate Study: Business Administration from Auburn University, Masters in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
What I Enjoy: Movies, Exploring, Talking with People, Being Active
Favorite Book(s): The Chronicles of Narnia, The Jesus Storybook Bible, The Golden Book of Buccaneers
How I First Got Involved in H2O: H2O is so awesome I heard about it all the way in Miami, FL. The community is amazing.
Something Quirky: my favorite food is not peanut butter; I put ketchup on Mac & Cheese
Collegiate Study: Bachelors in Spanish from the University of Cincinnati
What I Enjoy: playing softball / flag football / ultimate frisbee, exploring new cities, working, eating ice cream, any and all personality type indicators
Favorite Book(s): The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness by Tim Keller, Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman, The Republic Commando series by Karen Traviss
How I First Got Involved in H2O: my freshman year through a game of ultimate frisbee
Something Quirky: I get made fun of on a consistent basis for holding my fork super weird
Deacon, Women's Ministry Director, Video Production
What I Enjoy: Spending time with people, playing sports, eating pizza and ice cream
Favorite Book(s): The Bible, The Crucified Life by A.W Tozer, Radical by David Platt
How I First Got Involved in H2O: My sister told me about it
Something Quirky: Often I'll start singing randomly and unprompted
Men's Ministry Director, Roadies Director, Video Production
Collegiate Study: Bachelors in Professional and Creative Writing
What I Enjoy: Being with people, playing sports, reading, writing, pc gaming
Favorite Non-Series Books: The Book Thief, All the Light We Cannot See, The Kite Runner
Favorite Book Series': Lord of the Rings, Song of Ice and Fire, Harry Potter, The Kingkiller Chronicles
How I First Got Involved in H2O: I was a transfer student that first got involved in a super tight-knit life group and I quickly fell in love with the community and the vision of H2O
Something Quirky: I consider swimming laps fun
Collegiate Study: Bachelors in Business Marketing and minor in Organizational Leadership from the University of Cincinnati
What I Enjoy: mountains, hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, sports, the Cleveland Browns
Favorite Book(s): The Cat and the Hat
How I First Got Involved in H2O: Coming into college I was not following Jesus. My first semester I hit rock bottom and got connected with Grant Rohlfer; he lead me to the Lord and helped me get connected with H2O
Something Quirky: whenever I see a snake I catch it. I love reptiles
Collegiate Study: Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Cincinnati
What I Enjoy: being with people and serving people, hammocking, sports of all kinds, working out, rock climbing, and really everything about the outdoors
Favorite Book(s): the Bible, Crazy Love, No Easy Day, 100-Yard War
How I First Got Involved in H2O: I played in H2O's annual dodgeball tournament...and lost...but through that I found a relationship with Jesus and the awesome Jesus-loving community that is H2O...so I'd count that as a win!
Something Quirky: I once dislocated my finger playing softball, and now that finger looks like a sand tiger shark...look it up!
Campus Pastor Guy
Collegiate Study: Bachelor's in Business Administrative Management, MA/EdD in Christian Education / Leadership
What I Enjoy: racquetball, grillin', Bible discussions, being / working in my yard, my family
Favorite Book(s): Bible, (any) Louis L'Amour western, Celebration of Discipline, and The Fabric of Faithfulness
How I First Got Involved in H2O: introduced by a mutual friend to the planting pastor, Matt, when he first arrived on the UC campus. Been a good friendship and ministry connection on campus at UC since.
Something Quirky: I have the spiritual gift of lawn-mowing and a reasonably wicked backhand in racquetball.
What I Enjoy: Sharing a meal with people, day hikes, reading
Favorite Book(s): The Book of Proverbs
Collegiate Study: Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management from the University of Cincinnati, 2018; currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity from Faith Bible Seminary 2022
How I First Got Involved in H2O: Attending Life Group in Siddall Hall during my freshmen year.
Something Quirky: I am predominately left-handed and I will eat just about anything.
What I Enjoy: Music, Board Games, Ultimate Frisbee, Plants, Cooking, and Being Around People!
Favorite Book(s): Percy Jackson and The Olympians, Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia
Collegiate Study: Associates in Communication from the University of Cincinnati
How I First Got Involved in H2O: I overslept and missed the church service I planned on going to and saw a poster for H2O, so I went there instead. I fell in love with the solid teaching and amazing community, and made it my home!
Something Quirky: I have been known to pop a lot of the bones in my body frequently. Also, I have a rib on the left side of my chest that sticks out, and a rib on the right side of my chest that dips in. You can feel the bump and the hole in my chest!
What I Enjoy: Playing board games, going to conventions, going to concerts, and making art
Favorite Movie(s): (sorry I am not a book person) Maleficent, I am Legend, Tucker and Dale vs Evil, Tangled, The Lord of the Rings, Dinner for Schmucks, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Collegiate Study: Bachelors in Business majoring in Marketing and a certificate of Digital Engagement from the University of Cincinnati
How I First Got Involved in H2O: I went once or twice as a freshman but was intimidated by the deep relationship H2O people had with the Lord, so I stopped going. BUT thankfully I ended up coming back with a friend my 3rd year and really got plugged in. If you’re a freshman don’t be like me and miss an awesome opportunity just because you are afraid!!!
Something Quirky: I’ve met Elijah Wood aka Frodo from Lord of the Rings
What I Enjoy: coffee, athletic things, The Office, Hibachi, sleeping in hammocks, donuts at 3am, Applebees pretzels, being an extrovert, Kroger brand blueberry bagels
Favorite Book(s): Radical - David Platt; Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus - Nabeel Qureshi; Screwtape Letters - C.S. Lewis; Chosen Soldier - Dick Couch; A Case for Christ - Lee Stroble
Collegiate Study: B.S. in Sport Administration from the University of Cincinnati
How I First Got Involved in H2O: Within hours of being on campus my freshman year, I met fellow staff member (student leader at the time) Johnathan Stichweh in line to get stir fry at MarketPoint. He invited me to play frisbee with people from the H2O community and the rest is history.
Something Quirky: I was once made fun of by a 7 year old at the zoo for shouting and flailing around when I thought there was a spider on my back.
Within H2O, there are a couple of Life Group communities that are primarily focused on grad students, post-grads, and other members of the community as a part of a ministry within the church called H2O City. The following people are not on staff, but they volunteer their time, energy, and gifts to serve the church in this arena in order to help love and bless the campus.
For information about these Life Groups or to find out how to invest in campus as a post-grad, grad student, or community member, contact Rob (email@example.com, 513-382-1006) or Anna (firstname.lastname@example.org, 513-227-0703).
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