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
Lead Pastor Josh Gelatt
Pastor Josh and Amy began their ministry at North Oak Community Church on Sunday, January 17th, 2021.
Youth Pastor Dustin Mulkey
Pastor Dustin began as Youth Pastor in June of 2019. Originally from Hays, he and his wife, Eriana, grew up attending North Oak and are both excited that God led them both back to this faith community. Dustin and Eriana were married at North Oak on May 23, 2020. Dustin and Eriana strive to be a friend to all and have a heart for the lost. Dustin studied at Central Christian College of Kansas and has served in youth ministry since High School.
Dustin serves on the Southern District’s Youth Commission and as a Board Member for Teens for Christ Connection. He loves Jesus, camping, music, photography, traveling, and trying new restaurants.
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Colossians 3:12
Children’s Ministry Director Karen Rigler
Karen, her husband Kenny, and their children Jocelyn, Keanan, Jonathan, Judah, and Katharine have been a part of the NOCC family for years. Karen began her ministry November 2014 as the Children’s Ministry Director. 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. Karen and the amazing 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 – Tina Maier
Custodian – Eryn Mazour