Prayer is key here at OHCC.

  • The first and last Saturdays of the month begin in prayer. Our Alpha and Omega group meet at 9a.m. on those Saturdays. 

  • Prayer partners are available every Sunday after worship

  • We have an active prayer chain, please contact the church office if you want a request added or would like to be on our prayer chain.You can contact us by clicking the link below.

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  • Our diaconate meets monthly to pray for our church

  • Our staff meets weekly and prays over the requests


The Covenant Church is a congregational church. This means that the congregation is the one to make the final decisions. We have a church council that helps with this process. Here is our 2019 church council:

Mark Schmidt - Council Chair

Dr. Leah Willson - Vice Chair

John Olson - Treasurer

Jon Hartzler - Financial Secretary

Doug Anderson - Secretary

Matt Vesely - Christian Formation Commission 

Mike DuFrene - Facilities Commission

Jeff Schmidt - Outreach Commission

Julie Leske - Worship Commission

Church Diaconate


Our Diaconate is a commission of six spiritually mature men and women.This commission is responsible fore supporting and encouraging spiritual life at OHCC, assist pastoral staff in visitation ministries, encoring the ministry of personal and corporate prayer in the congregation and more. Our 2019 church diaconate team includes:

Deb Karstens

Nancy Marcks

Joan Svoboda

Larry Johnson

**Pastor Dan Thompson

**Mark Schmidt (chairperson)

Our Commissions

Christian Formation Commission

Christian Formation is passionate about getting those in our church to come to a saving knowledge about the Lord. The commission works hard to walk alongside Sunday school teachers, plans our Vacation Bible School, Service projects for our youth and children. Our CF Commission also oversees our Youth Ministries, Children's Ministries, and Adult Ministries. The CF team meets monthly, sans July, on the second Tuesday of the month. They are always willing and open to fresh ideas and individuals. 

For more information please contact our CF Commission Chair - Matt Vesely or our Christian Formation Pastor - Amy DuFrene

Worship Commission

Worship Commission is passionate about providing an environment that helps those in the service engage in worship to our God and Savior. They partner with our office staff to provide volunteers for ushering, greeting, AV booth, worship team and church decor. They currently meet monthly before worship practice. For more information please contact our Worship Commission Chair - Julie Leske or the church office. 

Outreach Commission


Our Outreach Commission is passionate about reaching those who do not know the Lord. They meet to think of creative ways to serve our community and surround area. Some of the things they do include: A Car Clinic, Operation Hope (an outreach to the homeless population), partner with Common Cup, serve hotdogs at the ball fields, and so much more! For more information please contact our Outreach chair - Jeff Schmidt

Facilities Commission

When you have a building it is important to have someone to take care of the building. The Facilities commission is passionate about working to keep our church working nicely and doing their best to honor God with how they provide a space for worship. Facilities seems self-explanatory but they provide lawn care, roof care, cleaning of the facility and more. If you would like to be part of the commission, please contact the Facilities Commission Chair - Mike DuFrene.

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