"God loves us unconditionally, and calls us to love all creation unconditionally."


Worship Sunday 10:00 a.m.

Communion first Sunday every month

Sunday School 10:00 a.m.  Labor Day through Memorial Day

About Us

The center of our life is worship.We gather to praise and to listen to God's word so we can go out into the world renewed and ready to respond.
We seek to make our service inviting, open and acessible to all as we reach out to our community.
  •  Worship services are televised on local cable 98.
  •  We offer Christian education, women's bible study and church school.
  •  Our facility is open to community groups such as Scouts, AA and Overeaters Anonymous.
  •  Community outreach through Cambridge Food Pantry, Cambridge Area Resource Team, Meals on Wheels and other local missions.
It is the eternal nature of God's unconditional love, through our witness to the resurrection, which bonds us together as a family and helps us see how important we are to God's plan.We seek to demonstrate God's love to all through our worship and joyful celebrations such as baptisms, confirmations, marriages and frequent social events.


Meet our Pastor & Staff


Rev. Scott Marrese-Wheeler, Pastor


Rev. Scott Marrese-Wheeler is an ordained Presbyterian minister.  He has served churches in Indianapolis, Indiana and Monroe, Marshfield and Madison in Wisconsin.  Scott is also a educator, working for the McFarland School District as a substitute teacher at the middle and high schools.

His wife, Staci, grew up in London, Wisconsin.  She is a graduate of Cambridge High School.  Her parents, the late Sam and Bess Marrese, owned the London Cheese Cellar in Cambridge.  She is a Moravian minister, currently serving as pastor at Lakeside Moravian Church in Madison. They live in McFarland with their son, Sam, a freshman at McFarland High School, and their dog, Shadow, an Australian Shepherd.

Pastoral hours are Tuesday 9:00-12:00 or by appointment. Please feel free to contact Pastor Scott to schedule an appointment to talk!



Business Administrator: Ruth Poole

Ruth began working at OCPC in the fall of 1999. As office administrator she provides daily  office skills needed for members and church community friends, as well as maintaining our church’s membership roles and our church’s financial records. 

Ruth organizes, edits, and distributes our church’s bulletins, monthly newsletters, and updates our church web-site.

Starting in 2010, Ruth became recording secretary for the church’s Lake Ripley Cemetery, which we own and operate.

Ruth attended the UW-Madison earning a degree in math with emphasis on computer science. She has lived in the Cambridge community for over thirty years. Widowed when her son, Geoff, was three. She was very active in the Cambridge PTA and Boy Scouts.

Ruth enjoys the performing arts and movies of all kinds,



Pianist: Marilyn Schuster

Marilyn enjoys playing our Steinway piano and has been here at OCPC for five years. She is a member of the Spirit and Wind instrumental group here at our church.

Marilyn directs our church choir and selects their music, as well as playing ‘duets’ with our organist on special Sunday occasions.

Marilyn was a legal secretay in Chicago for ten years; went back to school and obtained a degree in Interior Design (Associate of Applied Arts). She has restored a 100-year old house, worked for a furniture store as an Interior Designer for seven years, and now enjoys piano-playing at church and in area nursing facilities.


Organist: Jean Louise Gunnulson

Playing hymns and ‘church-type’ music is something Jean enjoys very much. Since 1980, Jean has been playing our Allen digital organ and provided music for our worship services; her mother and aunt also played piano and organ music.

Jean graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1957, and taught in elementary grades in the Madison Public School system. Jean married Dave in 1979 and moved near Rockdale to the farm from teaching and where they live today.

Jean loves gardening on their dairy farm and sharing her harvest. She helps with many mission projects at her church, Lake Edge Lutheran, in east Madison. She has traveled much, in Germany, England, and the United States.