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


Pastor Ken Ediger



Pastor Ken and Rachel Ediger have been at NOCC since 1988. The emphasis of his pulpit ministry is the careful study of the Bible, explaining passages verse by verse with an emphasis on applying the truth to daily life. Under Pastor Ken’s leadership, North Oak Community Church has experienced steady growth, expanded facilities, and multiplied its spiritual impact on the region and the world. He is a graduate of Grace University in Omaha, NE (BRE), Kansas State University (MS), and Dallas Theological Seminary (ThM).

Pastor Ken and Rachel were married in 1974 and have two grown daughters: Sara (Joshua) Froese and Nicole (Jonathan) Iman. They enjoy spending time with grandson Jacob, and granddaughters Bethany, Lily, Emma and Valerie.

“I am called to help people understand and relate God’s word (The Bible) to life. I believe that NOCC is a friendly church family that welcomes people from a variety of backgrounds, taking people where they are and helping them move forward in Christ. We really are about Growing in Christ, Living Connected, and Taking Him to Others. My wife, Rachel, and I are blessed to serve the North Oak family and our community. We are both committed to actively using our God-given gifts, skills, and abilities in serving Christ through his Church.” – Pastor Ken


Associate Pastor Dave Buller

dbuller@northoak.net (785) 220-6959

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

dustin@northoak.net (785) 639-2954

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 Joselyn, Keanan, Jonathan, Judah, and Katharine joined the NOCC family in the fall of 2013, and became members in May 2014. They are involved with of children’s, worship and college ministries. Karen has a deep desire to see children grow to become fully devoted followers of Jesus. She began her ministry November 10, 2014.





North Oak Support Staff

Office Manager – Kim Lanning

Office Assistant – Eryn Johannes

Custodian – Tina Maier (nocc@northoak.net; subject line custodian)

J.B. Burkholder (785) 623-8826 jbandbrandy@eaglecom.net
Brent Goertzen (785) 628-3656 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@juno.com
Jeremy Burkholder (785) 650-1676 jerandsteph@eaglecom.net
David Clingan (501) 454-6468 djextras@eaglecom.net
Sharon Graham (970) 903-8956 sharon2china@yahoo.com
Justin Greenleaf (785) 735-4416 justingreenleaf@gmail.com
Debbie Hibbs (785) 650-3198 djhibbs@gmail.com
Brian Rohr (785) 259-5364 brian.pcsnw@yahoo.com
Karen Wasinger (785) 639-6050 kwasinger@usd489.com
Ross Wilson (785) 432-2724 rswilson@nekomasb.com