Chase Buchanan, Youth Pastor
Chase Buchanan has been serving as the Lake O youth pastor since October of 2008. He was called to this ministry after having worked in the field of sales for many years. He has demonstrated his enthusiasm for this call in his excitement for working with the Lake O teens and church family. He thanks God every day for his wonderful wife Abby and son Hudson.
He is very blessed to have such a wonderful team of youth sponsors who love and take time out of their lives for the teenagers of Lake O. They are all very excited to see what direction God will take this amazing group in next.
Rev. Ken & Beverly Christoffersen, Pastoral Care and Administration
Both Ken and Beverly are graduates of Olivet Nazarene University and Ken from Nazarene Theological Seminary. Ken retired in 2010 after serving full-time for 40 years in pastoral ministry in the Nazarene church. He also held administrative offices for the South Texas District and on the Board of Trustees for Southern Nazarene University. Upon retirement, Ken and Beverly joined Lake O on a part-time basis to minister primarily to the church family during times of need and crisis and with administrative duties. Their four children are scattered across the country and seek to serve Christ in their world.
Rev. Steve Hendrix, Worship and Associate Pastor
Rev. Steve Hendrix, since October 2005, has served as the worship pastor of Lake O, overseeing various ministries that contribute to the church’s worship and discipleship programs. He also supervises student ministry interns from Southern Nazarene University serving at Lake O and has enjoyed helping these young ministers follow God’s calling on their lives. Steve has a bachelor's degree from MidAmerica Nazarene University, a master's degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary, and is currently a student at The University of Oklahoma pursuing a doctoral degree. Whether through the ministry of music or ministry development, he counts it a privilege to serve at Lake O, a church family that grows closer to God together.
Cheryl Seymour, Pastor to Families with Children
Rev. Cheryl Seymour comes to us with many years of experience in Ministry in the church of the Nazarene. As a Nazarene pastor’s daughter, Cheryl has had many opportunities to serve in churches in Oklahoma and Kansas. With a Master’s Degree in Psychology, God has given Cheryl many different opportunities for ministry ranging from family and marriage counseling, grief counseling, full-time children’s ministries, teaching classes in churches, teaching ministry classes at local universities as well as many various and specific areas of ministry.
Cheryl shares ministry with her husband, Culley who teaches, coaches and directs athletics at Community Christian School in Norman. They have four children deeply involved in ministry as well: Shawn- senior at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Scott- sophomore at Oklahoma Weseleyan, Jay- senior at CCS, and Jana- junior at CCS.