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! 

  • Grant Rohlfer

    Lead Pastor

    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.


    (513) 503-6115

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  • Kyle Barta

    Pastor, Buffalo Church Plant Lead

    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'm pretty good at hip hop dance

    (330) 754-8737

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  • Daniel Pirkle


    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



    (256) 303-6833

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  • Cassi Rohlfer


    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


    (513) 349-3883

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  • SARAH Howard

    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


    (571) 606-2555

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  • Zach Obrecht

    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

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    (419) 606-9805

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  • Johnathan Stichweh

    Outreach Director

    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


    (937) 823-2939

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  • Trevor Gossett

    Campus Staff

    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!


    (937) 763-8575

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  • Ken Dillard

    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.


    (513) 295-6785

  • Ethan Carle

    Worship Director

    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!


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  • Katherine Mayse

    Campus Staff

    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


    (937) 489-6142

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  • Aaron Whitaker

    Campus Staff

    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.


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  • Ashley Stichweh

    Outreach Director

    What I Enjoy: Running, camping, hiking, ocean, reading, arts & crafts

    Favorite Book(s): Crazy Love - Francis Chan

    Collegiate Study: Bachelors in communication and minor in organizational leadership from UC

    How I First Got Involved in H2O: I met Jesus right before college and so coming to UC I was looking for a fiery group of believers which landed me in H2O

    Something Quirky: Ice cream is my favorite meal of the day


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  • Tyler Potter

    Field Staff

    What I Enjoy: Camping, hiking, spikeball, food, and friends

    Collegiate Study: Bachelors in Media Communications

    How I First Got Involved in H2O: my now wife told me I should attend a LifeGroup


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H2O City Directional Team

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 (rjfuria@gmail.com, 513-382-1006) or Anna (anna.hocker25@gmail.com, 513-227-0703).

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