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7 Questions with Wes Oren
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7 Questions with Wes Oren

Name: Wes Oren

Current title: Executive Pastor

Current organisation: Rockpoint Church

Married to Paula with three adult children. Studied Chemical Engineering and Business working as Operations Executive. Executive pastor for the past five years and licensed through the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA).

7 Questions with Wes Oren


1. What have you found most challenging as a church leader?

Leading a group with diverse opinions and passionate about what they want to do serving the Lord. Determining areas of focus to direct all in a similar fashion is challenging.

2. How did you become a church leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?

After 30 years in Industry I felt my management experience could be applied to church operations through a skillset not common with pastors.

3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?

Start at home going through emails and scheduling how best to use my day. In the office for the hours church is open during the week, generally 9am to 5pm unless other activities are scheduled in the building. On campus for all Sunday preparations and services.

4. What's one book apart from the Bible that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

5. What's the most recent significant leadership lesson you've learned?

Restructuring church staff to be more collaborative, running a three year capital campaign and managing the uncertainty of COVID 19

6. How do you develop a healthy leadership pipeline in a church?

Provide volunteers and staff opportunities to lead projects, ministries and change.

7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a church leader so far?

When COVID upended traditional worship service meetings we implemented Live Streaming via facebook and youtube, offered tent services in our back yard and developed additional means of virtual meetings for attendees, staff and volunteers.

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