Staff & Leadership

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Brooks Hall
Elder
Brooks Hall and his family have attended Oak River since 2012. He has been married to his wife, Jennifer, for almost ten years and they have four kids. He is actively involved with Small Group Ministry and Hospitality and Jennifer is a part of the Sunday morning worship team.Brooks moved to Southwest Florida in 1998 to attend Florida Gulf Coast University where he met his wife and has enjoyed living in Southwest Florida for the last 15 years. Brooks has been involved in ministry for years growing up, mainly in Colorado Springs and then living in Uzbekistan and Pakistan.Brooks is excited to be a part of a new, growing church. He is excited to see the family of God growing and seeing where God will lead Oak River in the season ahead and how we can be a part of His vision here in Bonita Springs and around the world.

Craig Hedges
Elder
Craig moved to SW Florida in 2014 after retiring from work as an ENT doctor in Sioux Falls, SD.  He and his wife Rebecca had lived there for over 20 years, raising their two children, Emily and Michael.  They return to the north for the summer, staying in the Okoboji area, in NW Iowa.  In addition to serving as elder at Oak River Church, Craig is active on the worship music team playing guitar and singing (some), and with the men’s Bible study. For over 25 years he has been active in short-term medical mission trips to Viet Nam, Cuba, Nepal, Africa and Central America, teaching fellow ENT doctors about modern evaluation and treatment of patients.  Craig enjoys boating, reading, Bible study, music and walking the shore in Ft Myers Beach, with Rebecca and their dog, Piper.

David Garrett
Elder
Married in 1980 and graduating from Covenant College in 1982, David and Lilly lived and worked internationally (Puerto Rico, Mexico, Spain) through the early 1990’s, before residing in Dallas Texas for 15 years, where they raised their two children. Having visited the Marco Island area many times, where their parents lived, they moved to Bonita Springs in 2014 where David manages a business management-consulting firm. They enjoy the beautiful gulf area and spending time chasing their 4 granddaughters, who live in Atlanta and N.Y.C. They are thankful for the opportunity to invest their gifts in the ORC ministry.

Gary Anderson
Deacon
Gary AndersonGary and Jane met at their 25th HS reunion and they wed two years later. An amazing story! After Gary retired from his career as a wastewater treatment plant operator with the city of Superior, WI, He and Jane shocked themselves and moved full time to Bonita Springs. No more blizzards and below zero temps!  Gary appreciates the opportunity to serve the church family and the greater community through Oak River mercy ministries. Jane volunteers as an advocate for the Pregnancy Resource Center. There she is able to use her counseling background to positively reach women who are at a most vulnerable time in their lives.They are both excited about what God has in store for Oak River as the church seeks to bring glory to God.

Ryan Tremblay
Deacon
Ryan is a proud father of two with his wife Julie who he met in college.  He has a loving heart for the lost and those in need serving as a deacon since 2017 after attending a mercy conference in Orlando.  Growing up in Naples he is a Florida Native and a strong UCF football fan where he graduated with a business degree.


Stan Richards
Deacon
Stan & JereeStan and Jeree have been in Southwest Florida for years originating from Chicago.  Stan has served as a deacon for four years and Jeree on the music team.  Stan also coordinated our move from the YMCA to the new campus on Terry St.  We are blessed to have them as apart of the Oak River Family.