Meet our staff Team

The staff team of H2O Church is made up of men and women who love, care and pray for the students and community at BGSU. We love leading a collegiate church together and believe that college students have incredible potential. That is why we take it as a great privilege to lead this community. If you have any questions or would like to talk with us, please feel free to reach out to us!

  • Bryan Wiles

    pastor & Campus Director

    ​Why H2O Staff? When I came to BGSU as a freshman God used this church to radically change my life. I was amazed by the friendships, the commitment to each other and most of all the commitment to following Jesus completely. So when it came time for me to graduate I felt a sense of calling, that God wanted me to stay part of what He was doing in this church and on campus at BGSU. I joined the staff team in the summer of 2002, and I have been so thankful to be part of an amazing team of people who are seeking to bring glory to God by reaching students in Bowling Green.


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  • Matt Pardi

    Pastor

    Why H2O staff? My favorite part about being on staff with H2O is the opportunity to work with tomorrow's leaders who are passionate about serving Christ. That never gets old!


      

  • kENT rAMSEY

    wORSHIP dIRECTOR & Creative Arts Director

    What do you love about being on staff?  I love getting to share life with students who are deciding how they want to live. Getting to point students to a truly fulfilling life is a blast!

    How did you first find out about H2O? I found out about H2O when I was a student. Me and a buddy were thinking, "well, it might be good to check out a church while we are in college," so we wandered into H2O in the student union. Having a church I could walk to was a game changer!


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  • JOE KALOGER

    DIRECTOR OF GROUPs & Director of The Well

    ​Why H2O Staff? What I love about being on staff is working with some amazing people who love God and love investing in others. I joined the H2O church staff team because of the impact the church had on my life as a student.

    What do you enjoy?  I enjoy overcoming challenges and investing in young leaders.


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  • Lauren BALLARD

    wOMEN'S LEADERSHIP CATALYST & DIRECTOR OF fIRST iMPRESSIONS

    ​Why H2O Staff? On staff I love being able to minister to the young women in our church. I always feel so humbled by how God works in their lives and the small role I get to play. Watching women grow spiritually, personally and in leadership one of my favorite things. 

    What refreshe you? I enjoy going on adventures, spending time in nature, trying new things, traveling and hanging out with my husband, family and friends.


  • sARAH BURCHFIELD

    dIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY

    ​What do you love about being on staff with H2O? I love the friendships and that I get to see students come to know Jesus and grow in their relationships with Christ. I love my role with international students. I get to experience culture through many friends from different nations. I love that I get to pray as my job. I love that I can count on my staff team as a family and love the people of this church and community with them.

    What refreshe you? Stories, whether that's movies, books, other media, or people themselves. I love hanging out with friends, funny jokes, and sharing my love for Jesus and other cultures.


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  • jILL bEEBE

    Graphic Arts Coordinator & Administrative Coordinator

    ​Why H2O Staff? There is no other influential time in a person's life greater than when making important life changing decisions solo for the first time. I believe that the leaders and staff have truly sincere hearts to lead students in making the ultimate life decision to follow Jesus Christ.

    What do you love about being on staff?  I love our staff team of visionaries and servants who strive to be culturally relevant while holding steadfast to the timeless teachings of the Bible. As a designer, it is a sweet spot to be creative in while knowing that the work is an effective and necessary tool in our culture to inviting others into this faith community.


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  • wENDY sTANDINGER

    dIRECTOR OF WOMEN'S MINISTRY

    ​Why H2O Staff? I love having the opportunity to impact college students by pointing them back to Jesus in all areas of their lives. Seeing the passion and desire of those at h2o Church is inspiring to me.

    How did you first find out about H2O?  I got involved with h2o Church my first day on campus as a student at BGSU. After getting a flyer and attending the first meeting, I was hooked!


  • mATTHEW WILLIAMS

    dIRECTOR OF mEDIA & TECHNOLOGY

    Why H2O Staff? I’m excited to be working on staff with h2o because seeing students give their life to Christ and become more like him is the greatest thing I have every experienced.

    How did you find out about H2O? I found out about H2O through my sister Jesi who was a student at BGSU. Even though I didn't graduate from BGSU I visited H2O and immediately knew this is where God was calling me to be.


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  • SHAWN SALADA

    pRODUCTION dIRECTOR

    Why H2O Staff?  I love working with this amazing team, and seeing students take their faith as their own and grow into the men and women God made them to be.

    What refreshes you? Family, friends, video games technology, movies, anime


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  • Jessica Hunter

    Special events coordinator

    How did you first find out about H2O? I heard about H2O Church my freshman year when my roommate invited me to a lifegroup and I loved the atmosphere and friendships I found there.

    What refreshes you?  I enjoy running, playing and watching sports, reading, crafting, watching movies and spending time with great friends.


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  • Ian gustafson

    Finance Coordinator

    Why did you decide to join the H2O staff team?  I am on staff with H2O because college can be the most transformational years of a person's life. God used H2O to really helped me grow and to challenge me in my faith during my time as a student at BGSU. After graduation I felt God calling me to ministry and I want to influence students for the gospel just like I was during my time in college. 


          

  • Andy Livingston

    support staff

    What do you love about being on staff? I love that I get to be a friend, and a leader on campus to students, along with sharing the gospel to students from all walks of life. In addition, it is a passion of mine to see students grow into the men and women that God has called them to be.  

    What do you enjoy doing for fun? I enjoy playing soccer, any kind of athletic activity, reading, and playing video games.


          

  • Tessa Mitan

    support staff & videographer

    Why did you join the H2O Staff Team? When I was a student I saw God was doing amazing things in and through the lives of students and I knew I had to be a part of it. I also discovered that I had a passion for discipleship and women's ministry.