785.628.8887 nocc@northoak.net

North Oak wants to make a lasting difference in your life, in our community, and in the world.


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!


Jesus’ Message


Jesus’ message is that you matter and you have a purpose. Our goal is to help you connect with Him. It could start with serving, finding God’s vision for your life, or joining us regularly.

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.



We have designed our church and ministries to help families raise kids who know and love Jesus, and we are here to partner with you. We believe teenagers are the next generation of leaders that will shape and change our world.


This is way bigger than us


Jesus is our example in serving and caring for others, and He is at work around the world. We exist to demonstrate God’s love, whether in person or online, individually or in groups, within our church and around the world, we support and engage in relationships that provide relief and restoration to a hurting world.


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

dustin@northoak.net (785) 639-2954

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


J.B. Burkholder (785) 623-8826 jbandbrandy@eaglecom.net
Brent Goertzen (785) 639-4957 goertzenb@hotmail.com
Rich Matzke (785) 650-2946 richardmatzke48@gmail.com
Kenny Rigler (785) 656-0272 mrrigler@gmail.com
Terry Weeks (785) 731-6680 papaweeks@hotmail.com
Kurt Martin (785) 650-7828 kurtmar10@mac.com
Jeremy Burkholder (785) 650-1676 jerandsteph@eaglecom.net
David Clingan (501) 454-6468 david.k.clingan@gmail.com
Sharon Graham (970) 903-8956 sharon2china@yahoo.com
Travis Keller (785) 656-2224 traviskeller49@gmail.com
Aura Davis (785) 445-9112 aldpwd@hotmail.com
Brian Rohr (785) 259-8156 brohr81@yahoo.com
Dustin Pfiefer (785) 656-0858 pfeiferdustin@yahoo.com
Bill May (785) 259-0854 wfmay1@hotmail.com
Lanee Young (785) 628-0472 laneeyoung@yahoo.com
Karen Wasinger (785) 639-6050 4karenwasinger@gmail.com