About Us

Pastor Pamela Edelman

Pastor Pam Edelman is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. She is currently serving as the lead pastor at OCN. She resides with her husband, Bob Edelman, and son, Nicholas at our church Parsonage. She has three grown children: Jordan, Elizabeth, and Victoria.

Pastor Pam previously served as Children's pastor at Charlottesville's Northridge Community Church. Growing up in the small town of Sparta, Wisconsin, Pastor Pam continues to grow closer to God on a daily basis, though she'd never imagined to be leading a church like she does now.

The Edelman family serve as a team. Bob serves as the co-worship leader and supports all aspects of ministry. Nick serves as the technological coordinator at the church.

Pastor Jim Thurber

Jim is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. He is currently overseeing our Sunday School Discipleship Ministries International (SDMI) programs at OCN. He teachers our teen Sunday School. He is also active in the Central Virginia Regional Jail ministry, leading a Celebrate Recovery group there. We will be launching a Celebrate Recovery at OCN in the near future.

Pastor Tony Shepherd

Tony was issued his first local license in April of 2020. He has been a faithful servant of Christ for many years and looks forward to his learning through the District Training Center.