Marc Oehler

Pastor and Head of Staff

Marc has served as West Side's Pastor since November 2014. He grew up in West Caldwell and has pastored two congregations in New Jersey during his 20-plus years of ministry.

Marc holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Lafayette College and two Master's Degrees – a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Work. In addition to being a pastor, he is a spiritual director and licensed clinical social worker. Marc has received additional training and certifications from Oasis Ministries for Spiritual Development in Camp Hill, Pa., and the Living School at the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, where he studied under his mentor, Fr. Richard Rohr.

He is a passionate New York Yankees fan, loves walking outdoors, singing and working out, and enjoys his regular contemplative spiritual practices. Marc loves to explore the intersection between faith and science, psychology and spirituality, and contemplation and action. He feels called to help people attend to and respond to God’s call in their life, offer their gifts for the benefit of the community and the common good, and grow into their identity as "little Christs," which is the literal meaning of the word "Christian."

Marc and his wife, Nicole, and two children live in Allendale.

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