lead Pastor Larry Mederich
Pastor Larry Mederich is the Lead Pastor at Osceola Community Church. Larry has a M.A. degree in General Theological Studies from Wheaton College. He has pastored for 35 years and has served the people of Osceola Community Church since 2004. Larry is married to Kelli and together they have 4 sons, Jordan, Justin, Jaxon, and Josiah, and 1 daughter, Jasmine. His driving passion is to see the church be the church.
Youth Pastor Chase Kammerer
Pastor Chase Kammerer is the Youth Pastor of The Youth Zone Ministries. He graduated from North Central University with a Bachelor's degree in Youth Development. His driving passion is to build a new relationships, growing and maintaining existing ones. His goal for Youth Zone Ministries is for the youth to experience God is an authentic way, and grow in their gifts to serve the greater St. Croix Valley.
Children’s Ministry- Kevin & Kaija Hikel
Kevin, originally from New Brunswick Canada, starting serving in ministry upon graduating from high school. He's served as a youth leader, worship drummer and a children's and youth pastor. He graduated from Christ for the Nations Institute with a bachelor's degree in New Testament Church Leadership. Kaija has been in the ministry on either a paid or volunteer status since high school. She graduated from Christ For the Nations Institute with an associates degree is practical theology, minoring in Children and Family ministries. Additionally, she did an extra semester in their school of worship in spring of 2016. Over the years she's been a youth leader, a nursery coordinator, kids church teacher and been apart of worship teams, playing, singing and leading. Kevin and Kaija have been married for 11 years and they have 7 children. Their driving passion for ministry is seeing families growing together in the Lord. They believe in family dinners around the table and a simpler life of building blanket forts and playing board games.
aNdrew Carlson: Worship Director
Andrew Carlson has been leading worship at OCC since 2009. Since that time, he has gotten married and has been blessed with 4 amazing kids. Connecting with The Holy Spirit through music and praise has been a passion his entire life. “I am constantly blown away by what God has in store for us when we surrender our heart and enter a place of fellowship with Jesus” Andrew says, “my desire is to help others find that moment here and that souls would be filled with the joy that only come from Him.”
Bridget Duggan- Administrative Assistant
Bridget Duggan is the Administrative Assistant at Osceola Community Church. She is a graduate of Argosy University with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. She and her husband, Dave, have 1 daughter, Olivia. Her driving passion is to watch others thrive through Jesus Christ. She is grateful to be part of the Church of Second Chances. Her goal is to not only serve the church administratively, but for the door and her heart to be open to people who seek a better life with God.