Rev. Michael Benischek


Ordained in 1998, Pastor Mike has served churches in both Nebraska and Oregon.  Mike and his wife Stephanie and three children moved to Oregon in 2012, eventually following the Old Oregon Trail to Oregon City.  Unfortunately, he is still a Husker fan.

Christa Palmer

Office Administrator

She has been attending the church for over 13 years and brings her expertise to the inner workings of the office. She is a master crafter and brings an artist's touch to all she creates.  She and her family enjoy time spent together at the coast.

Therefore we ought to support people like these, that we may be fellow workers for the truth.

                                  ~ 3 John 1:8

Cat Johnston


She cooks!  She cleans!  She dances!  She acts!  She's an artist!  There is little that Cat can't do - and we are blessed to have her at OCUMC taking care of the rooms and setting up so that ministry can happen.



Heather Cruikshank


Heather runs our nursery on Sunday mornings - providing excellent care to the little ones of OCUMC.  A native of Oregon City, Heather can't get enough of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese and pines away until Disney comes out with another movie.

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Carrie Myers


Carrie was born and raised in Oregon City and has been a member of OCUMC her entire life.  She's the mama of 3 children and has enjoyed caring for other's children for over 25 years.  Her family enjoys playing games, movie nights and camping at the beach.


Beth Werber

Preschool - 4's Teacher

Beth has been with the preschool since it opened in 2001.  She and her husband are long-time members of the church.  Beth has an Oregon Teaching Certificate in Elem. Ed. and has taught all ages in public, private, and community schools. Working in a Christian preschool allows Beth to do God’s work while using her many interests to pass on her excitement and satisfaction in learning new things.

Carla Christensen

Preschool - 3's Teacher

"To reach out to families in our community to share the love of God  and the respect and caring of one another through the children interacting in our school setting is something that will always be fulfilling to me."

Danielle Swatman


On board since 2006, Danielle truly enjoys the opportunity she has to shape the lives of Children in the Oregon City Community.  Danielle brings many years of experience in kindergarten, first grade, and special education classrooms. Danielle looks forward to many years of serving families for Christ as a part of Cornerstone Christian Preschool!