Come As You Are
At Olympic Valley Chapel, we offer an Open and Affirming service weekly on Sundays at 10 am in person and on Zoom. Feel free to join us prior to service for fellowship. Well-behaved dogs are welcome too!
We are a part of the United Church of Christ and value building community, seeking justice, and keeping peace.
Services are located at 444 Shirley Canyon Rd., Olympic Valley, CA, 96146
Meet Rev. James Kosko
Pastor James came to us in July of 2017 after serving UCC churches in California and Nevada. He has been a settled pastor, an interim pastor and a designated-term pastor, acquiring a range of experiences in the pastoral role. Having grown up in rural Michigan, he has a deep love for nature and God’s creation. He has a background in fine art, psychology, organization development, and hospital chaplaincy; meaningful windows into the struggles and joys of life as individuals and in community.
As a fervent advocate for justice and equality he often speaks and writes on these issues, advocating for those Jesus calls “the least of these”; the people most disadvantaged by our social systems.
His fondest hope is for every person to find a religious home to foster the growth and fulfillment of their personal relationship with God…in whatever way that brings meaning to them and the world.