Rev. Gabriel Oberholzer
I am an explorer! My life is a story of exploring new frontiers. (This is one of the reasons we immigrated to the USA!)
Life is a process of progress. Therefore we face changes every day. Being an adaptable person, I see change as a challenge and not as a threat. Through intelligent oberservation and stategic planning, every event becomes a mission. Failure is not an option. When I do deal with faiure, I view it as an opportunity for self-improvement instead of defeat. I am a positive, self-motivated person. I like to motivate others to reach for the unreachable. being an initiator, I am able to help peple prioritize and embrace the new discoveries they make. I find great fulfillment in the simple things in life. I have a deep respect for the diversity we face in our pluralistic society. Being a white person who grew up in Apartheid South Africa, I have the experiece of living in a country which has 11 official languages and 12 different indigenous ethnic groups. Therefore, I am very sensitive to racial and ethnical diversity - having experienced the devastation of intolerance in Africa. I regard myself as being sensitive to other's emotional and spiritual needs without compromising my own objectivity. After completing a Masters Degree in Pastoral Therapy, I have put these skills to work. Being sincere and authentic is of great priority to me.
I see my role as minister to be the initiator, organizer, coordinator and spiritual leader in the congregation. I view myself as an integral part of the congregation - as member and as pastor. I am excited about the freedom I have found in the UCC. I am ready to further explore my faith and develpment as a person.
Nova Kigar has served Greenmont-Oak Park Community Church for 15 years. Nova is originally from Gibsonburg, Ohio and came to the Dayton area to attend Wright State University. She obtained a BS in Medical Technology and worked in the field for 15 years. She and her husband, Craig, have been active members of GOPCC for 30 years. They have one daughter.
Along with her duties as Office Administrator, she serves the community as a member of the Mission Outreach Committee’s Neighbor to Neighbor Food Panty Program and is a member of the Green-Oak Preschool Board.
Church AddressGreenmont-Oak Park Community Church1921 Woodman Drive
Dayton, OH 45420
(937) 252-6705 | Map to GOPCC