Pastor Steve and Kristin

Steve and Kristin are the lead pastors/planters of Oasis. Steve and Kristin were married in 2003 and have five beautiful children: Elise, Myla, Levi, Eden and Isaac. They met at Southeastern University, where Steve earned a Bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Ministry and a Master’s degree in Ministerial Leadership.  He is ordained with the Assemblies of God and has been in full time ministry since 2001.  Steve serves as the Church Planting Director for Pen Florida and as a local Presbyter, serving other area AG churches. He is from Southern California originally but grew up on the mission field in the Dominican Republic. Kristin is from Sarasota. She is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant and full time mom.  They have a big heart for adoption and foster care and are passionate about getting more people involved in making a difference.

Oasis Staff

  • Jay and Missy Parmenter

    Jay and Missy serve as Associate Pastors at Oasis. Jay leads our Production Team and Missy handles District Relations and together they coordinate the Sunday morning experience.

  • Josh and Hannah Kessie

    Hannah serves as the Kids Pastor at Oasis. Hannah and Josh work hard to ensure that every child has a safe, fun, and age appropriate environment to learn about God.

  • Kyle Whiddon

    Kyle serves as an Associate Pastor at Oasis. His hearts desire is to lead people and teams and to grow the kingdom of God

  • Mike and Katie Goreski

    Mike serves as a teaching pastor at Oasis. He and his wife Katie have been married since 2012 and have a son named Noah. They have a passion for people to grow in their faith, and helping them find a place to serve.

  • Ben and Melissa Haught

    Ben and Melissa serve as Business Administrator and Worship Pastor at Oasis. They have a heart for the local church and leading people in worship.


    Michael and Chloe serve as Youth Pastors for Oasis. They love connecting with middle and high schoolers and teaching them the love of Christ in a fun and engaging way.

  • Joe and carrie Hamblen

    Carrie Hamblen serves as our Outreach and Evangelism Director here at Oasis. Her passion is to ignite and mobilize believers to impact their communities and share the love of Jesus with the lost and hurting.

  • Javier and Bethany Boy

    Javier and Bethany Boy serve as we Small Groups Director at Oasis. Their desire for Oasis Groups is for people to be able to have a closer walk with Jesus and doing that through relationships and community.

  • Stephanie Butler

    Stephanie serves as our Nursery Director and an Administrator here at Oasis. She works great with young children and enjoys connecting with her volunteers. 

  • Shelly Gates

    Shelly serves as our Assistant Children’s Director at Oasis. She enjoys working with parents, volunteers, and the community equipping them to lead the next generation closer to Jesus.

Support Staff

  • Raquel Mateer

    Administrative Support

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  • David & Veronica Arena

    Men's & Women's Ministries

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Church Council

  • Vic Appel- Elder and Board

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  • Jeff Gingerich- Board

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  • Doug Myhre- Board

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  • Brian Foster- Board

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  • Nick Rowe- Board

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  • ED Hager


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  • Harry Jenkins


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