Church Office: 865-213-2866

Staff

Dave Strunk
Lead Pastor
Dave Strunk is originally from Knoxville, and like many, an ardent fan of UT sports. Dave is married to Laura and they have three kids: Lucy, Maisie, and Davey. Dave loves reading, gardening, and playing with his kiddos. As a spiritual discipline, Dave is keeping this picture with part of his collar in, and part of his collar out (which drives his perfectionism crazy). Reach him at dave@churchotr.com
Ben Ruyack
Discipleship Pastor
Ben Ruyack is originally from Indianapolis, IN.  He loves watching his alma mater, TCU, play football, and enjoys being outdoors.  Ben is married to Hannah and they have 4 kids: Avi, Cora, Canyon, and Tucker.  Ben loves people and wants people to know the deep love of Christ that’s found in the gospel. Reach him at ben@churchotr.com.
April Mcmurray
Children's Ministry Coordinator
April has lived in Blount County most of her life.  She and her husband, Bubba have two children: Kylie and Ty. As a family, they enjoy camping together.  She loves seeing and helping children come to know the heart of the Lord in their own ways. Reach her april@churchotr.com.
mELISSA wEB
Office Manager
Melissa Webb is a Knoxville native who moved to Blount County in 2001. She is married to Andrew, her favorite drummer. Melissa enjoys dancing, coffee dates and teaching group fitness. Reach her at melissa@churchotr.com.
AmY Porter
Worship Director
Amy is originally from Indiana, but has been in East TN for over half her life. She and Russ have four children who keep them running: 3 daughters, Chloe, Fiona, and Kaelin, and a son, Rowan. In addition to helping with church music for choirs and bands for decades, Amy has spent a lifetime in music with piano and opera. Amy has been at COTR since the beginning and helped launch our church. Reach her at amy@churchotr.com.