Our mission is to lead people to grow in Christ, live connected, and take Jesus to others. That’s how we’re able to make a difference, and it’s the driving force behind everything we do.
A church isn’t a building—it’s the people. Our church campus is in Hays, Kansas, and people from Ellis county and beyond are a part of our church family. We think you’ll find friendly people who are excited to get to know you!
Life is not meant to be lived alone. With a strong community of friends, you can laugh, grow, and serve with people who genuinely care about you. Find a small group to join you on your journey.
Meet Our Team
Interim Pastor Larry Chute
We have served five churches in five different states (IL, MI, WI, FL, and ND) since joining IPM (Interim Pastor Ministries) in 2010. Some of those church have been very fractured. God, by His grace, has used us to help identify the areas that most needed strengthened which in turn helped them identify the kind of Servant Leader they needed. All five of the churches have very gifted men now leading them to have greater Gospel impact in their community and world.
Our personal goal is found in Ephesians 4:22-24 – “to put off the old self…be renewed in the attitude of our mind…and to put on the new self…”
Associate Pastor Dave Buller
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Pastor Dave and Emily began at North Oak in 2016. Dave brings a passion for making disciples and reaching the lost, and has been in ministry for 23 years. He graduated from Tabor College with a degree in Biblical & Religious Studies and from Fresno Pacific University Biblical Seminary with an M.Div. They have four kids and Emily is a stay-at-home mom.
“Jesus said it. Now let’s do it. There is a lot of brokenness in this world and in our lives. Jesus has come to free us from that. Join us in this mission to bring hope and healing in Jesus’ name.”
Youth Pastor Dustin Mulkey
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Pastor Dustin began as the Youth Pastor in June of 2019. Originally from Hays, he grew up attending North Oak and is excited that God led him to serve as Youth Pastor. He strives to be a friend to all and has a heart for the lost. Dustin studied at Central Christian College of Kansas and has served in youth ministry since high school.
He serves on the Southern District’s Youth Commission and as a Board Member for Teens for Christ Connection.
Dustin loves Jesus, camping, music, photography, traveling, and trying new restaurants.
“I exist to love, serve, and empower those around me in order to be used by God to transform the lives of people for His purposes and glory.”
Karen Rigler – Children’s Ministry Director
Karen, her husband Kenny, and their children Jocelyn, Keanan, Jonathan, Judah, and Katharine joined the NOCC family in the fall of 2013, and became members in May 2014. Karen began her ministry November 10, 2014. She is a fully devoted wife, mother and minister. Karen has been involved in ministry since childhood. Karen has been a ministry leader for Young Life, Cru, and on mission in Panama and China. The Rigler family is involved in children’s youth, and worship ministries. Karen and the Children’s Equipping Team has a deep desire to see children grow to become fully devoted followers of Jesus.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28
North Oak Support Staff
Office Manager – Kim Lanning
Office Assistant – Sharon Gianacopolos
Custodian – Tina Maier (firstname.lastname@example.org; subject line custodian)
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