MOUNT OLYMPUS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

(P.C.-U.S.A.)

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 have responsibility for the mission and government of our church.

- Our board of deacons who minister to those in need, to the sick, and any who may be facing difficult times in their lives.


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

(Matt. 20:28)

  • Chris Pritchett

    Pastor

    Pastor Chris joined MOPC as lead pastor on June 14, 2020, amid the COVID-19 global pandemic. Pastor Chris hit the floor running and hasn't stopped since. We are grateful for his leadership and look forward to many years of his teaching and ministry.

    For more information about Pastor Chris, click HERE.

  • SHEILA BARNISH

    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 17 to 27, and a very spoiled fur baby. 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.

  • SARAH BROZEK

    Administrative Assistant

    Originally from Michigan, Sarah has called Salt Lake City home for over 15 years. She attended Central Michigan University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree. Sarah worked for many years as an administrative assistant and in the circulation department of multiple public libraries. When her oldest was born, she became a stay-at-home parent. After being at home with her kids for nine years, Sarah was excited to enter the professional world again and feels blessed to serve MOPC this way. Sarah and her husband, Eric, attend the 11 am service with their two kids. She enjoys crafting, sewing, playing video games and board games, and going on walks with her family.

  • JARED MCCLURE

    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.


  • JEN CHRISTENSEN

    Director of Children's 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.

  • MADDIE WOODRUFF

    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.


  • JOHN MEHLHOFF

    Director of Facilities

    John graduated from the University of South Dakota with a business and advertising degree. After graduating, he turned his attention to the cleaning world. John started and ran a mobile truck wash company for twenty years. He cares for the church building and grounds, always looking for ways to make the space more welcoming, fresh, and free from distractions. You’ll see him around often, but look out! John is always armed with a new joke for unsuspecting visitors.

  • HEATHER ALLEN

    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 PAISLEY

    Organist

    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.

  • EMILY WILLIAMS

    Pianist

    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.