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

    Lead pastor & Campus Missionaries

    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

    Worship Director | 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.


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    Email: contact@calebandmichelle.com

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  • Caleb JONES

    Intern | CAMPUS Missionary


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  • Ryan Bradley

    Intern | CAMPUS Missionary

    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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  • ALYCeA Ruhlen

    Intern | CAMPUS Missionary

    Why did you join the H2O Wright State Staff team? I joined the H2O staff team as an intern in hopes of returning the kindness and generosity to others as I was shown. I was being called to dive deeper with God and H2O and this was an opportunity to do that!


    What do you love about being an intern? My favorite part about being an this team is the unconditional love and support from the H2O Community! Knowing that they're all there for me when/if I need anything is such a blessing to me! 


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