Meet Our Leaders

Lead Pastor, Elder - Staff

Jay O'Brien

Pastor Jay serves as the visionary leader and primary teacher at Scarlet City Church. Jay is a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University and Dallas Theological Seminary. Before planting Scarlet City Church he went through the Fellowship Associates church plant residency in Little Rock, AR. He lives in Clintonville with his wife Megan and their sons Bennett, Jack, and Owen.


Todd Walter

Todd serves as an Elder at Scarlet City Church. Todd and his wife, Elise, have called Scarlet City home since 2011. Todd is a Partner and the Chief Wealth Planning Officer with The Joseph Group, a wealth planning firm in Columbus. He and Elise live in Worthington with their daughters Alaina and Emi.

Keith Robinette

Keith serves as an elder at Scarlet City Church. He works at Nationwide Insurance as a Portfolio Manager on their multi-asset strategies. Keith and his wife Amanda have been part of Scarlet City Church since 2012. They live in Clintonville with their two children, Lincoln and Clara.

Adam Rapp

Adam serves as an elder at Scarlet City. He has a passion for connecting both people and local resources to God’s larger story. Adam graduated from Ohio State University with degrees in Business and Russian. Adam works for Strategic Insurance Software leading Product Marketing. He lives in Northland with his wife Jamie and daughters Addison and Aubrey.
Director of Operations, Engagement & Mission - Staff

Jenny Arnot

Jenny serves as the Director of Operations, Engagement & Mission. A former missionary and English teacher, she loves to follow the arc of a good story. She is passionate about seeing people incorporated into God's incredible story, and participating with God's people in His healing and redeeming work. She has been a part of Scarlet City Church since 2015, and lives in Clintonville with her husband Justin and their precious foster kiddo.

Worship Gathering Director - Staff

Janelle Jackson

Janelle serves as the Worship Gathering Director. She graduated from Point Park University with a degree in Musical Theatre. She and her husband Danny moved to Columbus in 2011 to be a part of Scarlet City Church. They live in Salem Village with their kids Malachi, Ezekiel, and Joanna.

Interim Scarlet City Kids Director - Staff

Megan O'Brien

Megan serves as the Interim Director of Scarlet City Kids. She has a heart for kids and loves seeing them come to know the God who created them. Megan moved to Columbus with her husband Jay to plant Scarlet City Church. They live in Clintonville with their sons Bennett, Jack, and Owen.

Director of Technology - Staff

Matt Ferree

Matt serves as the Director of Technology at Scarlet City. He also serves in the music team on piano and loves connecting with God through music. He holds two degrees in chemical engineering from OSU, but his true passion lies in music, so he started a business that provides DJ and live music entertainment for weddings and private events. He and his wife Jessica have attended Scarlet City since the summer of 2022.
Hospitality Ministry Director

Anna Roth

Anna serves as the Hospitality Ministry Director. Her passion and love for people is demonstrated through years of work in non-profit, education and ministry environments. Her team aims to create a space and culture where all feel seen and known and can encounter God in a genuine way. Anna has been attending Scarlet City Church since 2018. She and her husband, Blake, live in Clintonville.
Facility Maintenance

Chandler Kisiel

Chandler serves in the role of Facility Maintenance, on call to care for our beloved--albeit quirky--building. He's never met a problem he wasn't willing to at least try to fix. By day, he drives children to and from school in a yellow bus. Chandler enjoys playing the violin in one of our Worship Gathering bands. He lives in New Albany and commutes to Scarlet City in the '94 Saab 900 or the '89 Lincoln.