Pastor Seth Wheeler
Seth is an ordained pastor with thirteen years of experience. In 2003 he earned the Master of Divinity at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. Seth also holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Speech Communication from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri.
While in college, Seth served as a youth director at First Presbyterian Church in Maryville, MO. In seminary he served for three years as a student pastor at Harmony United Church of Christ, in Zwingle, Iowa. His first ordained call was at Wynne Presbyterian Church in Wynne, Arkansas. After three years in Arkansas, the Wheelers moved to Kansas City, Missouri to be closer to family. Seth served for nine years as pastor of Northminster Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, Missouri.
Seth and his family moved to Eugene the last week of August 2016. Seth has three children: Joel, Hannah, and Isaac. They are enjoying trips whenever possible to see the beautiful sights of Oregon.
In June of 2018 Seth and the kids were overjoyed to welcome "Rags" to the Wheeler Family. Rags is a puppy born in 2009, and loves to entertain by chasing her tail. She is as sweet as she can be.
Pianist & Organist Rock Oakeson
Rock Oakeson is a pianist, composer, piano teacher, woodwind player, college music professor and school administrator with over 45 years of teaching experience. He has appeared on nationwide PBS-TV as piano soloist with the Mormon Youth Symphony and Chorus, has performed as soloist and ensemble pianist and woodwind player with the BYU Philharmonic, the BYU Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and the North Texas Philharmonic. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in composition from Brigham Young University in 1978, and his Master of Music degree in composition from the University of North Texas in 1983. Besides composing much music for different vocal and instrumental ensembles, Rock has also written music for ballet and dancers, for television and radio, and has scored music for film and video. After seeing a need for good educators, he elected to make a life-long career as a devoted teacher and administrator at several colleges and universities in California and Utah. Besides music and humanities, he also taught classes in business, finance and general education. Currently Rock teaches piano, composition and theory at his private home studio in Eugene, Oregon, where he is enjoying his retirement. Rock also continues his life-long mentoring relationship with his past college students who continue to learn and to be inspired by his knowledge, wisdom and life experiences.