Pastor Arun Paul
Rev. Dr. Arun Paul is the pastor at Oak Hills United Methodist Church. He is an Ordained Elder in the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Economics from H.P. University in India; a Master of Divinity from Torch Trinity Graduate School of Theology (Torch Trinity University) in Seoul, South Korea; and a Ph.D. in intercultural studies/contextual theology from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky.
He is passionate about sharing the love of Jesus with the world; reaching the world with holistic gospel, making Christian disciples and developing Christian leaders for the transformation of the world.
He is married to Ruth and they have two daughters, Ria and Vienna.
Family Ministry Pastors
Amit and Lorna Dutta reside in Cincinnati, OH with their older daughter Priya Grace Dutta who is 2 years old and younger daughter Ruchi Faith Dutta who is 7 months old.
Amit has several degrees which range from Business to Religious Studies. Lorna also has a degree in Religious Studies. They bring years of experience and a passion for working with children and youth to this position. They are excited for what God is doing in the lives of families at Oak Hills UMC. Feel free to contact them with any questions or suggestions.
Director, Contemporary Wroship Music
Karen and her husband David were married and started attending OHUMC in 1988. Shortly thereafter their children Kellie and Matthew were born. Karen gave her life to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in 1996. The Lord then lead Karen to use her love of music to start Resurrection, the Praise and Worship Band at OHUMC in 2002 with her 2 sisters, Kris Smith and Kathy Walker, and brother-n-law, Ray Walker. Karen loves worshiping her Lord through music, gardening, and spending time with her family and their Puppalove Tucker!
Child Care Director
Karen started with our Child Care Center in September of 2007. She was hired as a full-time employee to fill in where needed throughout the daycare. In September of 2009, Karen started working in the daycare office. In January of 2010, she was promoted to the Director position.
The Garcia Family joined Oak Hills United Methodist Church shortly after being hired on at the center.
Karen married her husband Brian in September of 1999. In October of 2000 along came her baby girl Bailey and then in May of 2003 her son Joey.
Karen was born and raised here in Cincinnati, OH. She enjoys camping, family time, and working with children.
FT - Toddler Teacher
Shannon started with our Child Care Center in February of 2019 as our full-time teacher in the Toddler Room. She enjoys hunting, fishing, family time, and working with children.
PT - Driver and Floater
John started with our Child Care Center in December of 2009. He was hired as a part-time employee to fill in where needed throughout the daycare and be a bus driver. John has a bible study group that meets on Monday evenings and on Thursday Mornings.
John is married to his beautiful wife Diane and both our members of the church since 1961.
John was born and raised here in Cincinnati, OH. He enjoys family time, his grandkids and working with children.
FT - Kindergarten Teacher
Sheri started with our Child Care Center in October of 2002. Sheri has three children and 5 grandchildren. Sheri was born and raised here in Cincinnati, OH. She enjoys crafts, family time, and working with children.
FT - Younger Four's
MaryAnn started with our Child Care Center in October of 1989. She is our younger four year old teacher.
She was born and raised here in Cincinnati, OH. She enjoys short day trips, her beloved pets, family time, and working with children.
PT - Floater
Missy started with our Child Care Center in September of 2018. She was hired a part-time employee with the daycare.
Missy was born and raised in Fairfax, VA. Missy moved to Ohio in 2014. She currently resides on the West Side of town with her son. She enjoys time with son, hiking, painting, family time, and working with children.
FT - Older Three's
Eleni started with our Child Care Center in October of 2013. She was hired as a full-time employee for the older three year olds. Eleni was born and raised here in Cincinnati, OH. She enjoys family time, watching movies, hanging out with friends and working with children.
FT - Cook
RaShonna started with our Child Care Center in April of 2016. She was hired as a full-time employee in our kitchen as a cook. RaShonna was born and raised in Lima, OH. She moved to Cincinnati after her wedding in August 2010.
She loves being married to her amazing husband a being a mother to their four children.
She enjoys family time, party planning, catering, cooking, watching movies, hanging out with friends and watching her children play sports.