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Our Leadership Team

Charlie Cotherman

Pastor

Charlie grew up just across the Venango County line in the Village of Kossuth. (For the record, he was born in Oil City!) After spending four good years in Charlottesville, VA, where he was a grad student at UVA, Charlie and Aimee moved back "home" and bought a house in Oil City in July of 2016. After spending time in various places and pursuing a variety of vocational avenues (including one horribly failed run at being a punk rock star) Charlie has a settled confidence about his three callings--husband/father, pastor, scholar/writer. If Charlie isn't building Legos with Theo, playing football with Benton, watching Anneliese utilize her amazing imagination or driving Elliana to dance, you'll probably find him with his nose in a book, or enjoying coffee and a conversation with a friend at a local cafe. Seldom bored, Charlie stays busy writing (booksblogs, articlesetc.) and serving as the executive director of the Center for Rural Ministry and an assistant professor of Biblical and Religious Studies at Grove City College. 

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Aimee Cotherman

Executive Pastor

If you asked Aimee ten years ago where she would be and what she would be doing  she would have told you that she was going to see the world and be either a missionary in Africa or Chicago or work in the health field. God had other plans. In the summer of 2009 an experience at a Christian camp convinced her that God was calling her to ministry. Within two weeks she and Charlie were enrolled in seminary. Almost as soon as she graduated Aimee gave birth to Elliana and made the choice to take on another full-time job--mothering. Five years and two more children later Aimee is still hard at work keeping the Cotherman household from going off the rails! She does, however, find time to play the piano, spend time with her favorite feline, Bella, and bake anything chocolate.  

Jesse Seymour

Associate Pastor 

Jesse was born and raised in Lancaster, Ohio, a small town 30 miles southeast of Columbus. He grew up in Lancaster Vineyard Church, which was pastored by his dad, Joel. Jesse first sensed a call to pastoral ministry in 2016 during his junior year of high school while attending Project Timothy, a Vineyard youth leadership conference. After graduating high school he interned at Lancaster Vineyard for 2 years, focusing on middle school ministry, church planting, and general pastoral ministry. During 2020 Jesse married his high school sweetheart, Cassie, and moved to sunny South Carolina, where he has spent the last 4 years. After serving on staff at a nondenominational church in SC for 2 years as a Visual Arts Director, Jesse began to feel called to return to the Vineyard to pursue his calling of pastoral ministry. After a few months of prayer and conversation, Jesse and Cassie were convinced that Oil City was the next step in their adventure with God! In his free time Jesse enjoys listening to music, playing the drums, going on a hike with Cassie, or watching one of his favorite sports teams.

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Mark Micklos

Pastor Emeritus

Mark is a husband to his "bride," Diana, and  father to Erika, Nate, and Josiah. In his words, he is also "a bum from the North Side of Pittsburgh, saved by grace." His oft-used self description hints at his colorful childhood in one of Pittsburgh's roughest neighborhoods and points to the goodness of God in drawing him from a life of addiction and self destruction to one that has blessed many through over two decades of pastoral ministry. As a pastor Mark's ministry has been defined by deep personal relationships and a genuine concern for the local community. Indeed for many, Mark's self description is far from complete. More than simply a down and out from a tough neighborhood who had an profound encounter with God, Mark is for many a faithful friend, down-to-earth teacher, and trusted mentor who genuinely cares about the common good in our area. By the way, he's also an avid hunter. Mark is now retired (again) from paid ministry, but he will always be a pastor! 

 

Wes & Alexa Marquis

Digital Ministry

Wes and Alexa are an entrepreneurial husband/wife team with expertise in photography, videography, and website design. After meeting in Beaver Falls near where Wes grew up, they married and moved back to Alexa's hometown in 2016. Since then their work has taken them all over PA as well as to some amazing destination weddings across the country. Wes also teaches high school history and social studies. When they are not helping people capture some of life's most significant and beautiful moments on camera, they can often be found binge-watching something on Netflix or Hulu, antiquing, taking care of their feline-children, or (at least in Wes's case) further establishing their status as Cheez-It connoisseurs. 

 

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Board of Elders
George Allman (Seneca)
Aimee Cotherman (Oil City)
Charlie Cotherman (Oil City)
Sue Cowles (Oil City)
Ted Curran (Oil City)
Kelly Daugherty (Knox)
Jason Hansford (Knox)
Jesse Seymour (Oil City)
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