Christian is what we are, Presbyterian is how we do it.

Beyond a very gifted and capable staff, our church is led by:

- Our Session of Elders who are responsible for our church's mission and government.

- Our Board of Deacons who minister to those in need, the sick, and anyone facing difficult times.

Our standard for leadership is the example of the Lord Jesus Christ, who came “not to be served but to serve.”

(Matt. 20:28)

  • Rev. Dr. Chris Pritchett

    Rev. Dr. Chris Pritchett began serving at Mount Olympus in June 2020, at the beginning of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Prior to moving to Salt Lake, Chris served as Executive Director of the Pro Deo Foundation, a family-based Christian non-profit that serves children and youth in high-risk environments in Southern California and in Kenya. Chris holds degrees from Westmont College, Fuller, Princeton, and Portland Theological Seminaries. Trained as a Presbyterian Minister (PCUSA), Chris has served congregations in Southern California and Washington, most recently as Senior Pastor of John Knox Presbyterian Church in Seattle.


    Chris also served for five years as a Trustee and a member of the Board of Directors for the Henri Nouwen Society in Toronto, and he currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Pro Deo Foundation in Southern California.


    Following the teaching of Father Richard Rohr, Chris completed his Men’s Rite of Passage in the Northern Cascade Mountains in Washington State in 2017. He has since participated in the Living School with the Center for Action and Contemplation, and enjoys guiding others into contemplation.


    As a survivor of Stage III Testicular Cancer, Chris’ passion and life commitment come from the simple opening line of a Mary Oliver poem: My work is loving the world. He is co-author of “On Retreat with Henri Nouwen: Engaging Life’s Big Questions,” published by Twenty-Third Publications in 2021 and translated into Spanish and Korean.


    Chris and his wife, Devon, have three children: Hannah, Abby, and Lucas. Together, they enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle in the beautiful mountains and valleys around the Great Salt Lake. 

    For More Information about Pastor Chris click HERE.


    Associate Pastor

    Pastor Bre became MOPC's Associate Pastor in August 2022. She received her Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary, and her Bachelor’s in Theology from Whitworth University. She was involved at MOPC for many years before completing her degree and joining the staff. We are thankful to have her help lead our church.

    For more information about Pastor Bre, click HERE.


    Executive Administrator

    Sheila was raised in Salt Lake City, graduating from Olympus High School and the University of Utah. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Stephen, and they have three fantastic daughters, ranging in age from 18 to 28, and two very spoiled fur babies. She has worked for MOPC for 20+ years, becoming the executive Administrator in 2014.  When not at work, she enjoys reading, crafts, camping, and kayaking in tandem with her husband.


    Administrative Assistant

    Originally from Michigan, Sarah has called Salt Lake City home for over 15 years. Previously, Sarah worked as an administrative assistant and at multiple public libraries for many years. After being a stay-at-home parent of her two kids for nine years, Sarah was excited to enter the professional world again and felt blessed to join the staff of MOPC. Sarah enjoys crafting, sewing, learning new technology, graphic design, playing video and board games, and going on walks with her family. She heads up publication of our monthly newsletter and performs various weekly tasks to assist Sheila in keeping the church running smoothly.


    Director of Youth Ministry

    Jared has been serving in youth ministry for all of his adult life, whether it be a super volunteer, an intern, or serving vocationally. He has a degree in theology and is currently enrolled at Weber State University, completing a degree in Social Sciences. He is married to his beautiful wife, Morgan, and has two children, Vivian and Owen. He loves to skateboard, ride bicycles, golf, and enjoys time with friends and family at any one of Salt Lake’s many arising craft breweries.


    Director of Family Ministry

    Jen attended the University of Utah and received a Masters in Family Life Education from Fuller Theological Seminary. She is married to Tyler, and they have three children: Cora, Josh, and Luke. They love to hike, camp, travel, and spend time with friends. If Jen can ever find a quiet moment, she also loves a good novel.


    Director of Mount Olympus Child Development Center

    Maddie has worked in Early Childhood Education for the past ten years; five of those years have been at Mt. Olympus. She was the school's Assistant Director for two years before taking on the role of Director. Although she studied Elementary Education, she has found her passion with the little ones. She loves being able to play an active role in each of our families' lives and share in their excitement for learning. She also enjoys learning from and mentoring all of our wonderful teachers and expanding her knowledge in the field. She has a National Administrator's Credential (NAC) and is completing her Child Development Associates (CDA). In her spare time, Ms. Maddie loves being with her husband, pets, and family. She is always up for a night of karaoke and enjoys DIY projects, reading, camping, and paddleboarding.


    11 a.m. Worship Director

    Heather grew up in southern Idaho and attended Utah State University, where she received both her bachelor's and master's degrees in accounting. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Jesse, and they have three children, Cater, Halle, and Asher. She and Jesse love to travel, support their kids in their various activities, and eat out at their favorite local restaurants. Heather's playlists are filled with worship music from her favorite artists, such as All Sons & Daughters, John Mark McMillan, and Hillsong United.



    Bonnie started piano at about 4 years old. She added organ lessons as a teenager. As an accompanist in church music, her goal is to assist the congregation to not just sing musically, but to worship and praise God in song.

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    Emily Williams received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Utah in 2001. After teaching choral music for four years, she returned to the University of Utah to pursue a Master of Music degree in collaborative piano (2008). Ms. Williams is a vocal coach and piano instructor at Westminster College, as well as an accompanist for the Westminster Chamber Singers, Chorale, and the Opera Studio. She also works as an accompanist and coach for several voice studios at the University of Utah. As an accompanist, Emily spends her summers in Italy with La Musica Lirica, a summer opera program for young American performers. She has and continues to work with Utah Symphony and Opera and also does freelance and répétiteur work throughout the Wasatch Front.

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