Urban Connections is a small organization, consisting of two staff people and many committed leaders, volunteers and board members. Feel free to contact us at any time. The UC House can be reached at 614-251-0140.

Our Staff are available for presentations about Urban Connections as well as teaching small groups, Sunday School or other classes on topics related to community development. Please contact one of us for more information.


Cathy Alexander – Executive Director
Cathy volunteered at UC for a year before coming on staff in 2000. She and her husband Jason bought their house in the neighborhood in 2003 and have two children. Her undergraduate degree is in Psychology, and she holds a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Care and Counseling. Cathy is passionate about building relationships and loving her community. Cathy can be contacted for information about the ministry, volunteering, giving, and programs.

Michelle Orellana
Michelle Orellana has served as Youth Director at Urban Connections since 2017. Having grown up in San Francisco, Michelle brings her passion for teaching inner city youth and her experience as an Elder to Columbus where she leads Middle School and Teen nights weekly. She is also dedicated to serving as a bridge between cultures and communities in an effort to create a place of true diversity where experiences and space are both respected and shared.