Jason Carle – Pastor
Pastor Jason loves his role as teacher and resident theologian for the congregation. He graduated from St. Paul School of Theology with a Master of Divinity in 2002. He occasionally inflicts guitar playing and singing on the congregation during the sermon. He enjoys playing video games and complicated games that require thick rule books- essentially, if it’s something that a “geek” might do, he’s probably tried it at least once. Pastor Jason and his wife Melissa have two children.
He has served as Pastor in Overland Park Presbyterian since 2009.
Lois Bock – Organist
Lois started playing the organ for her church when she was in 7th grade and has never stopped since. She graduated from Buena Vista College with a major in Mathematics and a minor in Organ Performance. She has been at OPPC since 2001. Lois likes to play everything from baroque to jazz.
Micah Chrisman – Communications Coordinator
Micah Chrisman graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a Master of Arts in Mass Communication in 2015 where he studied the social movement rhetoric of Ferguson and Black Lives Matter. As a result, he worked for Communities Creating Opportunity as their digital communications and data manager, organizing around issues such as racial equity, livable wages, predatory lending, and more. He then transitioned to a digital communications role for the City of Kansas City, Missouri Health Department, educating and collaborating with community partners around racial health disparities and social determinants of life expectancy. In addition to doing anti-racism organizing with The Open Table Cohort, he currently lives as a full time resident at Cherith Brook Catholic Worker, a community farm and ministry for people experiencing homelessness in Kansas City. In Micah’s alternate, incognito life, he enjoys wilderness adventures with his doggo Raylah, as well as writing short stories and fantasy fiction novels, with some dabblings in poetry. To learn more about his Fence Traveler blog, along with his other writing projects and activism, check out mjchrisman.com