MEET THE H2O Wright State 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 Wright State University. Our team is made up of Staff, Interns, and Key Volunteers who serve to see God's heart unveiled here at H2O Wright State.


We love leading a collegiate church together and believe that college students have incredible potential as we see them launched into shaping tomorrow in spheres of influence like business, government, education, medical, and entertainment! Future families shaping the world! That is why we take it as a great privilege to serve and lead this community.


Because our church is 85% students, we raise our support to be missionaries on this college campus. If you would like to become a prayer partner,  join as a financial support partner,  or if you have any questions and would like to talk, please feel free to reach out to us! Be blessed and continue to represent!

  • Joshua & Kari Ortega

    Campus Missionaries | Lead pastor

    Why H2O Staff? We are church Plant Missionaries at Wright State University (WSU), who are dedicating our lives and family to the spiritual awakening of this generation! Through leadership and discipleship we are Engaging Wright State with the love of Christ, Informing people of the Gospel of Christ, and Inspiring the church community to be in close relationship with Jesus and change the world as they follow Him.


    What do you like to do for fun? Kari and I love adventure; so going on mission trips, hiking, and most of all the adventure of following God with our two boys! We love movies and hanging out with people, live music, and relaxing outside when it is nice!


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  • Darryl Phillips

    pastor | MISSIONARY COACH

    Why H2O Staff? We are currently church plant missionaries at Wright State University, serving the church in leadership, teaching, and discipleship. We are also in the prayer and planning stage of our 5th college church plant most likely at Ohio University.


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  • Caleb & Michelle Chamberlain

    Campus Missionaries

    Why H2O Staff? We are thrilled to be serving the students and community in a deep way since the church's launch. Our main role is to disciple, teach & develop young leaders who will be passionate to share the love of Jesus Christ with others as a lifestyle. Every week, we lead worship musically, facilitate small groups, create Christ-centered community and work with other campus organizations.


    What do you like to do in your free time?


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    Email: contact@calebandmichelle.com

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  • Caleb JONES

    CAMPUS Missionary | INTERN


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  • Ryan Bradley

    CAMPUS Missionary | Worship Director

    Why did you join the H2O Wright State team?  Through H2O Church and the relationships that I built there I realized that Wright State was the mission field that God was calling me to. H2O Church is such an amazing family of believers that genuinely care about people and reaching Wright State campus with the love of Christ. They are not another Christian club but have a true desire to live out the design for the church that Jesus gives us in the Bible, and I knew that I wanted to be a part of that!


    What do you enjoy?  My favorite thing to do in my free time is hang out with my friends and family! I also like play sports, specifically basketball, watching movies, going hiking, drawing, and listening to music. I have a passion for music and play both the drums and the ukulele whenever I get the chance. I also enjoy discovering new music and creating playlists for people so that other people.


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  • Aaron & Lina Kaufman

    CAMPUS Missionary | INTERN

    Why did you join the H2O Wright State team? Growing up as a pastor's son, I experienced Christianity as my parents' faith. When I looked for colleges, I felt God tug my heart toward Wright State, which is 150 miles away from home. I wasn't sure why, but I followed His calling to a public university and later transferred to the Moody Bible Institute online. During college, I made my parents' faith my own, and H2O Church challenged, equipped, and inspired me to love God with simple obedience. I see God's vision to awaken our souls, unveil our eyes, and soften our hearts toward Him and one another. My part in that is learning HIStory (His story), His theology, and His heart--and sharing that with others.


    What do you enjoy doing on your free time? I love spending time in community, from playing all sorts of video, card, and board games, to movie nights, to simply getting work done together. My wife and I love watching shows and movies, playing Pokemon GO, and enjoying the time God gives us together. I'm a Star Wars fan; I love finding, listening to, and sharing music and podcasts, and I've always got one book I'm slowly reading through.


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