Pastors, Staff, & Trustees

Pastors Scott & Michelle Ochsner

Pastor Scott: Senior Pastor & President
Pastor Michelle: Associate Pastor & Vice President

Pastor Scott and Michelle have been in full time ministry since 1996. They began their ministry in Boulder, Co. as full time youth pastors before packing up their 5 children and following God’s call to Indiana in October of 2000. Together they have pastored Forgiven Church for the past 20 years, faithfully. Forgiven Church is a ministry that has now grown to have 2 locations.  
Pastor Scott graduated from Christ for the Nations, in Texas, in 1994 and Michelle attended the school as well, before settling in the mom's life with their 5 children. They are passionate about reaching the lost & healing the hurting. Longing to deliver the Gospel in a simple, yet, meaningful way, they deliver the Word of God in Truth & passion, making it personal, so that those who hear it will be changed forever. They desire all to come into personal relationships with Jesus Christ. Michelle is also a conference speaker and the author of the book, "The Story Nobody Wants to Hear (and other lies the devil told me)".

Merlin Troyer

Associate Minister & Administrator/Treasurer

Merlin is the Minister of Helps at Forgiven Church and has been an intricate part since the very beginning. He serves Pastor Scott and the people with love, honor, and commitment and is always ready to lift a hand and help. He has a desire to see God’s Vision come to pass through Forgiven Church and is committed to doing his part in making that happen. He has a servant's heart and his faithfulness to the house and the mission can be seen by everyone. 
Merlin is married to Wendy and they have 4 amazing boys.

Drs. Phillip & Brenda Goudeaux


Sacramento, CA

 Dr. Phillip Goudeaux is Senior Pastor & founder of Calvary Christian Center, a multicultural ministry, which comprises seven additional campus locations in Northern California.  He is also the founder of Faith Covenant Ministries International (FCMI), an international coalition of ministries and businesses organized to build the leadership capacity of kings and priests by providing resources, skill-building workshops, and networking opportunities. He is a world-renowned pastor, teacher, author, and motivational speaker.

Pastor Steve & Chanler Shank


Boulder, CO

Pastor Steve and Chanler Shank moved to Boulder, Colorado and founded City on the Hill ministries on August 19, 1979. In 1987 they helped launch a Bible Training Center in Kingston, Jamaica; in 2009 they founded Confirming the Word Bible School in Boulder, Colorado. Pastor Steve has traveled the world over with an emphasis on helping people see what God is really like, helping them discover their true identity in Christ and how to steward the Glory of God.