Staff
Pastor

Nick Marlatt

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Hello.  My name is Nick and I am the new pastor at Ohio UP Church.  Being new, I would like to share a little bit about myself.  I was born and raised in Michigan (in a small town east of Lansing) and spent many hours running around outside playing sports with my younger brother and my cousinsAfter graduating from high school I headed west to play in the mountains and attend college at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA.  After graduating from WWU with a BS in Environmental Science, Kortney, my high school sweetheart, and I were married and I convinced her to move west.  Washington has been "home" for the past 12 years, during which time I worked as a Park Ranger at Cape Disappointment State Park, was a volunteer area director for Young Life, attended Seminary at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Last June our family expanded with the birth of our daughter, Maren.  Kortney, Maren and I are excited to be back closer to home and we are blessed to be part of this congregation.  

We look forward to exploring the area, setting down roots, planting a garden and accompanying the church as we grow in maturity as followers of Jesus Christ.  We look forward to meeting you and hope you will join us in the adventurous life of serving the Living God.

 

Grace and peace,

Nick 


Administrative Assistant

Judi Halavanja

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Judi joined the Ohio UP staff in August of 2009.  She is in the office Monday thru Thursday.  She's been married for over 30 years and has 3 grown sons.  When Judi isn't working at the church, she leads a quilting ministry at Mt. Carmel EPC and spends time boating and camping with her family during the summer.  


Chancel Choir Director

Jeff Davis

 

     Jeff is a lifelong member of Ohio United Presbyterian Church. He grew up participating in the Youth Choir and joined the Chancel Choir while in high school. Throughout this time, he also learned to play the saxophone and flute in the Hopewell School District Music Program. He had many musical and spiritual mentors in the church. These people, along with his high school music teachers, encouraged him to pursue further education in music at Westminster College as an Instrumental Music Major. During his senior year at Westminster, he directed the Eastbrook United Methodist Choir. Jeff also taught private woodwind lessons.
 
    Jeff has continued to be involved with the Ohio U.P. Choir, while performing with several local rock-and-roll, blues, jazz and community bands as a saxophonist. He plays annually in local high school musicals as a member of the orchestra and as a featured soloist.
 
   Jeff considers it an honor to direct such a fine group of Christian musicians as the Ohio U.P. Choir. He looks forward to growing with the choir through fellowship, faith and laughter.

Organist/Hand Bell Choir Director

Shirley Fluharty

My name is Shirley Fluharty.  I was 13 years old when I was asked to play the Organ and Piano at New Bethlehem UP Church.  At present I am the Organist, Pianist and Handbell Choir Director here at Ohio UP and have been here since 1969.  I have 3 grown children and 5 grandchildren.  I have taught piano lessons for many years.  In my free time I love crocheting, bowling, collecting cookbooks, wolves and candles.  I love to keep busy!


Sexton

Scott & Sharon Neville

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Scott & Sharon recently joined the Ohio UP staff as our custodians.  They keep the church looking its best!


Treasurer

Harriet Kulha


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