Sean Spoelstra, Pastor

From June 1998-June 2008 I served as the Pastor of Family Ministries at Grace Church in Powell, OH.  Starting July 1, 2008 our family was sent with 12 other families to start a new church in Dublin, OH:  Encounter Church.

Melissa, my best friend and beautiful wife of 21 years, and I have lived in Dublin for 18 years and love our community.  We met, dated and were engaged in Chicago while attending the Moody Bible Institute.  We both have a degree in Bible Theology and I'm a third of the way through a Masters from Ashland Theological Seminary. Melissa is an amazing wife and mother and also an excellent writer and speaker.  She has three women's Bible studies published with one more in the works.  She also has a book on

parenting that came out Sept. 2016.  Checkout her website at MelissaSpoelstra.com

We have four children: Rachel, our youngest, is in 8th grade at Davis MS and is a cheerleader for the football team and enjoys serving in our churches Ekids ministry.  Our identical twin daughters, Abby & Sara, are in 11th grade at Scioto HS.  Abby is on the cross country team and Sara is a high jumper and a percussionist in the marching band. Zach, our first born, is a sophomore at the University of Cincinnati and is pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering and plays volleyball on their competitive men's club team. 

Over the years coaching DYA sports, going to both Dublin community pools, the zoo, Zoombezi Bay and five years of coaching boys volleyball at Scioto HS have created great connections for us in the community.  Living in the Sawmill Forest development has also been a super place to raise our kids and we just love playing euchre with our neighbors each month.

As a family we'd love to meet you on a Sunday morning or get to know you at our monthly luncheon for people new to Encounter called, "2nd Sunday's".  If you're on Sawmill Rd. you may see me driving my four door black Jeep Wrangler with our church emblem on my spare tire cover and the license plate: NCOUNTR.  Most people figure out that it stands for Encounter but a few read it as North Country which truthfully isn't wrong either since I am Canadian:-)  I office mainly out of the Dublin Entrepreneurial Center (DEC) but you just might find me at one of two secondary "offices": Tim Hortons or Chick-fil-A, both of which are also on Sawmill Rd.  Stop by...I'd love to buy you a cup of coffee or a delicious chicken sandwich:-)


Contact Info:


Email: sean@encounterchurch.us

Cell: 740.272.0102


Mailing Address:


Encounter Church

7652 Sawmill Rd. Suite #385

Dublin, OH, 43016

Annie Sheets, Ekids Director

My husband Matt and I began attending Encounter very soon after the church planted. We have formed so many amazing friendships at Encounter and are so thankful to call Encounter our church home. We have been married for 14 years and have 4 boys. Sam is in 4th grade at Worthington Christian, Jack is a first grader at Worthington Christian, Hudson is 5 and Oliver is 1. I have an Elementary Education degree from the University of Dayton. I enjoy training for and running marathons, spending time with family and friends, and family vacations to the beach! I am passionate about teaching the children of Encounter Church about Jesus and his great love for them.  


Email: annie.sheets.ekids@gmail.com


Cell: 614-893-4977


Mailing Address:


Encounter Church

7652 Sawmill Rd. Suite #385

Dublin, OH, 43016