Pastor, Head of Staff
Kevin grew up in Vancouver, Washington (which he says you always have to tell people that it is not Vancouver, BC nor is it Washington, DC). He came across the mountains to Whitworth University where he earned a B.A. in Physics and made friendships for life. After serving two years as a youth director in a church in central California, he went on to earn a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey. Kevin was ordained in 2008 and served five years in Coulee Dam, WA before coming to OPC in 2014. Kevin and his wife, Alisa have been married 21 years and have three exuberant daughters, Hannah, Abby, and Ellie. In his free time Kevin loves to play softball, find a good book and a coffee shop, walk parks and trails with his family, and cheer for Gonzaga basketball.
Ben is the strength of the staff at OPC and has been faithfully maintaining the buildings and grounds for over 40 years! He grew up in the Spokane Valley and has been a part of OPC his entire life. He and his wife Laurie have been married 25 years and have two children, Zachary and Grace. When he is not at the church (which is not very often!) he likes to go out fishing or driving, fixing, and checking out old cars.
Melanie (Mel) Nelson
Mel has been OPC's office secretary since April 2015. Mel, her husband, and two daughters and have been attending OPC since October 2014. Mel and her husband Myles have been married for 13 years. She worked as a mediator for Spokane District and Superior Courts for over 10 years and serves of the Board of Directors for Northwest Mediation Center. You can stop by the office Monday through Thursday from 9 to 12 to ask any questions or meet her in person!
Jen is a graduate of Whitworth University and has been teaching choir and general music in Spokane public schools for 12 years. She has led and been on worship teams since high school where she started leading worship for her youth group. Jen has been married to her husband Geoff for 13 years and they have two beautiful children, Jaret and Adyson. Jen is an outstanding musician with a passionate faith. She directs the music ministry at OPC including leading the choir and praise team and she loves helping others use and develop their musical gifts!
Family Connections Coordinator
My name is Jenny Pitts and I am the Family Connections Coordinator at OPC. My family moved to Spokane in Jan 2019. I have been married to my husband Joseph for 23 years. We have 4 amazing children. Our family is from West Sacramento, Ca where I owned my own childcare/preschool for 17 years. Prior to working for OPC, I worked for Central Valley School District, where I provide supervision before, after school and during lunch time. During my free time I enjoy family time, walking and scenic drives. I look forward to working with the families of OPC. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance.
My name is Kenzie Pitts and I work in the nursery with all of the amazing little ones. I have lived in Spokane for the last three years and it has been so wonderful. Each week I get to come to church on Sunday and engage with little ones and help them worship God at their level. I also teach ballet dancers between the ages of 3.5 and 4. When I am not working at the nursery or teaching ballet classes I am doing competitive cheer. I have been doing cheer for three years and absolutely love it, I also coach a prep team there, which I absolutely adore. During my free time I am babysitting, playing board games with my little sister, or creating art. I would love to watch your little ones while you are worshiping God on Sunday.