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John Oelze

Executive Pastor

John has served as the Executive Pastor at First MB since February 2012. He graduated from Grace College in 1985 with a degree in Speech Communications and went on to get to get a Master of Divinity degree and a Master in Biblical Counseling degree from Grace Theological Seminary in 1988 and 1989.  Before coming to First MB, he previously worked in large and small churches in Michigan and Indiana. He lives with his wonderful wife, Linda. Together they have three kids (one in college) and two awesome daughters-in-laws. They also have a dog (Mac), and two cats (Queso and Taco).  

Fun facts: John is passionate about Paris and watching football and hockey. He also once wrestled a black bear.

Contact me for: Leadership and strategic planning questions.