Our Church Staff


Our Church thrives because of the energy and style of the people who are a part of our leadership. Here are a few of the people that make our church community special:


Pastor: The Reverend Dennis O'Brien

Pastor Dennis serves as head of staff, working with and supervising

all of the other staff. For more information on him, please see the "Meet Our Pastor" section elsewhere in this website



Director of Youth and Family Ministries: Open 


This position is open until later in 2017. Beginning last summer, Paatrick Jenkins became our Pastoral Intern as a part of his preparation for Ordained Ministry,  He and Pastor O'Brien or sharing pastoral and family ministries lwadership as Patrick gains the Internship experiences that are part of his seminary's Internship requirements.  We will be filling this position again the fall of 2017 as Patrick completes his Internship assignment.


Secretary: Linda Samp

Linda Samp became our secretary in the fall of 2016.  She came to us with a wealth of secretarial experience from previous jobs.  This enabled her quickly step in and take over from the two secretaries who over 20 years of experience at Advent between them.


She is in the Church Office for several hours, 5 mornings a week during the School Year. Summer Staffing includes young adults who work with her as well.



Organists:Brenda Henderson


Brenda has been on staff for most of the last 2 decades.  She accompanies all worship services at the church, and plays for weddings, funeral and other special services as well.  




Music Director: Jolynn Lottman

Jolynn, a recently retired school music teacher, has been Advent's music director since the late 1990's.  She works with adult, children's and youth music programs.  Jolynn is especially appreciated for her find work in organizing  exciting and well received Christmas and Spring musicals for Adult Choirs and the Sunday School.   Jolynn also recruits individuals and groups to perform special music offerings during   worship services.



Custodians: Chris & Marty Hanson family


Chris has been working as our custodian for several years. She has shared the responsibilities with husband, Marty and their children for much of that time.

The Hanson family is at the church facility during the week, each week, handling a variety of cleaning responsibilities.   







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